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Let It Be Jesus

If you know me at all, you know that I LOVE music. Music that worships the Lord is my most favorite. When I was asked to review Christy Nockels’ (of Watermark and Passion) new album, Let It Be Jesus, I was thrilled! And I was not disappointed. The album features worship songs performed and recorded live. It’s such a blessing! These songs seem new and fresh but at the same time like well-known favorites. I always love that kind of beauty! This album just released today. You can purchase it on iTunes or Amazon.

About Christy:

As a worship leader for many years, she has been an integral part of Passion Conferences from its inception in 1997. She’s seen first hand music sweep people into the presence of God in a powerful way. A pastor’s kid, who was born in Fort Worth and raised in Oklahoma, she grew up singing in church. She met her husband, Nathan, in 1993 at the Christian Artists Seminar in Estes Park, Co. They recorded an independent record with fellow worship leader Charlie Hall under the name Sons & Daughters that led to an invitation from Louie Giglio to participate in the first Passion conference in Austin. Christy’s voice gained a national platform when she and Nathan formed the duo Watermark, recording four acclaimed albums before that musical season ended, paving the way for Christy’s solo career. In 2008, the couple moved to Atlanta to become part of Passion City Church where she serves on the worship team with sixstepsrecords labelmates Chris Tomlin and Kristian Stanfill. The following year, Nockels released her acclaimed solo debut, Life Light Up and spent much of the next two years touring with Tomlin and Passion. Check out Christy’s social links: website, facebook fanpage, twitter and instagram.

Christy said in an interview of the experience, “I can’t wait to release this offering and to share what a beautiful night this recording was,” Nockels said. “Something so unforgettable happened as we worshipped Jesus together in wonder and remembrance.” And the true worship is apparent!

The Songs:

  • Let It Be Jesus opens with a rousing anthem of praise, “Freedom Song.” This song is stirring, refreshing, and energizing. Love it!
  • Next is a slower-starting praise song that builds up in power, “My Anchor.”
  • The third track is the driving, rocky ballad “Everything Is Mine In You.”
  • Fourth on the album is the beautiful, glory-filled “The Wondrous Cross.” As hard as it is to choose, I think this is my favorite.
  • Fifth is the title cut “Let It Be Jesus,” a lush, beautiful and powerful song of love.
  • Who Can Compare” – Christy kind of reminded me of Amy Grant on this one. Not sure what it was about it.
  • Jesus, Rock Of Ages” is a slower song. It’s not at all like the hymn of the same name.
  • If You Never” is upbeat with an almost country rock sound – love it!
  • Leaning On You, Jesus” is kind of a new twist on “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms.”
  • A lovely praise song that starts out slowly and softly but soars near the end, “Find Me At The Feet Of Jesus,” was a deep blessing and had me in tears.
  • The album closes with “Wonderful Name,” another gorgeous praise song that had me closing my eyes and raising my hands.
  • I love that these songs are perfect to listen to at home, in the car, before a Bible study, with the family, or at church, during a worship service. I’m very thankful for Christian artists like Christy who continue to bless us and bless the Lord with worship songs.

    JennAbout Jenn: I’m a Christian wife to an amazing man (since 1998) and a stay-at-home-teaching mom to four special & incredible boys (born in 2004, 2005, 2007, & 2009). I’m messy and cluttered, but working on that (really, I am!). I’m a discouraged perfectionist and a classic procrastinator who probably has both ADD & Autism, so I tend to jump from topic to topic (and activity to activity) without notice. My Love Languages are Words of Affirmation and Physical Touch. I’m an INFP who enjoys friends but loves to be alone. I love getting and giving hugs, and encouragement is a Spiritual gift of mine that can too-easily be turned into the weapon of discouragement, if I’m not careful. I enjoy writing, singing, words, drawing, photography, digital creations, and reading. Oh, and pizza, tacos, and steak. Now I’m hungry. That reminds me; I eat gluten free and try to eat organic and avoid white sugar and GMOs as much as possible.  Find me on Facebook (Writer/Editor page) (Fan page), Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram.

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    1. I haven’t listened to Christy Nockels, that I know of, but I hear great great things about this album! I can’t wait to hear it.

    2. Christy M. says:

      I think that we’ve sang a couple of her songs at church!

    3. I have not heart of Christy before, but I love finding new artists! Thanks for sharing!
      Jen 🙂

    4. This contest is closed. Congratulations, Mollie! 🙂
      Everyone else should really check out the album. It is wonderful!

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