Featuring worship leaders David and Nicole Binion, Take Heart by Covenant Worship is filled with congregational prayers that put the name of Jesus on the lips of those who sing them. A joy-filled energy breathes throughout this release, both in lyrics that lift hearts and in the synth-driven up-tempo throughout many of the tracks. Truly, the truth of the Scripture that gives the title to this release (Jn 16:33), flows in and through the lyrics and music of Take Heart. In this world, we will have troubles, but our God will never fail (“Your Promise Stands”), the name of Jesus will set the captives free (“There Is a Name”), and he has defeated death and the grave (“You Have Won”). Along with those powerful proclamations of our Savior’s grace and faithfulness, we have songs of love such as the ballad “Beautiful,” in which worshipers are invited to pour out their hearts in childlike praise.
Sounds Like: Powerful congregational worship filled with anthems and intimacy, this release uses orchestrated strings, guitar drives, even piano ballads to elevate the lyrics in worshipful beauty.
Most Singable: “Your Promise Stands”
Strongest Biblical Content: “Take Heart” (Jn 16:33)
The Whole Package: “There Is a Name”
– Jeremy Armstrong