by Esther Cheong
Produced by Israel Houghton (co-worship leader/co-songwriter/guitarist), Revealing Jesus CD/DVD was recorded live at the Church of the Highlands in Birmingham, USA during a conference in September 2012. Some notable highlights:
#4. In Jesus’ Name – A warfare victory song that starts with “God is fighting for us, God is on our side, He has overcome…” and a declaration at the chorus “the resurrection power of Christ, alive in me and I am free, in Jesus’ Name!” Listen through this track and join the worshippers in exhorting God’s sovereignty at the reprise. Simply electrifying!
#5. Your Presence Is Heaven – a beautiful re-arrangement with the harp and voices anchoring. The verse is a meditative reflection of a broken soul about God’s majesty and mercies. The thoughts culminate at the chorus with: “Jesus, Your presence is heaven to me”.
#6. Victor’s Crown – Don’t let the lyrics of this song pass you by. Listen intently and embark on a journey about the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
This is one live album where Jesus takes the centre stage and the musical arrangements ow to encourage the worshippers/listeners to exalt the Lord.In the cd sleeve, Darlene wrote: “I actually had resigned myself to maybe never doing a live project again…” I was puzzled initially but later learnt that since 2011, Darlene and family had stepped down from serving in Hillsong in response to a call to lead in HOPE UC (a church at the Central Coast of Australia). Learn more about Darlene’s journey, recording videos and inspirations from her Youtube channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/zschechdarlene).
Esther Cheong attends the Saturday Praise Service and serves in Psalmist Ministry as worship leader, guitarist and bassist. She’s currently trying to master the ukulele.
This article first appeared in Issue 8, August 2013 CHORUS Magazine.