Jeremy Camp’s new CD “We Cry Out”

If you were not one of the lucky fans to pick up Jere­my Camp’s CD “We Cry Out: The Wor­ship Project” dur­ing his vis­it to Coors Field ear­lier this mon­th, then make a bee­line to your local out­let — be it iTunes or a brick-and-mor­tar struc­ture for this inspir­ing offer­ing.

An ordained min­is­ter, Camp felt com­pelled to do a wor­ship project that fea­tures favorites such as “Ever­last­ing God,” “You Nev­er Let Go” and “Mighty to Save” along with six songs writ­ten by Camp and col­lab­o­ra­tors, includ­ing Dove Award-win­ning song­writer Matt Maher and Jon Egan. 

I want­ed to go back to my roots,” Camp said. “I was a wor­ship lead­er grow­ing up. And I have to say that this has been my most refresh­ing time doing music — there was some­thing dif­fer­ent about this.”

That some­thing dif­fer­ent can be heard in his ren­di­tion of “Over­come” by Jon Egan.

Dur­ing the record­ing, there was a spon­ta­neous moment of wor­ship,” Camp said in a release. “The pro­duc­er raised his hands, and my father … stood up and wor­shiped. I had to stop singing from all the emo­tion.”

Camp’s trade­mark vocals cry out on the track so much so that you can feel his pas­sion touch­ing your heart and rais­ing goose bumps on your arms. Camp was so moved by the song he con­tact­ed Egan, and it led to the two writ­ing “Not Ashamed.”

After lis­ten­ing to “Not Ashamed” it made me want to shout my faith and also real­ly made me think of the times I WAS ashamed of my faith. 

You Are the Lord,” a col­lab­o­ra­tion with Maher, is piano based and fea­tures Adie Camp on back­ground vocals. The lyrics are tak­en from Psalms and Isa­iah. “Let all your peo­ple raise their voices/Now as the glo­ry fills the places” 

The CD con­cludes with two songs writ­ten by Camp, “Unre­strained” and “King Jesus.” In “Unre­strained” Camp asks the Lord to “take away this self­ish heart of mine … I’ve wast­ed too much time … I want to know you more,” reflect­ing the sea­son Camp is cur­rent­ly expe­ri­enc­ing.

That’s where I am today,” Camp said in a release. “seek­ing the face of God.”

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