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.”