Songs by Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
(Photo: Turning Point Ministries)
The Brooklyn Tabernacle Singers perform on stage at "A Night of Celebration in NYC with David Jeremiah & Friends" at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013.
The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir recently released their 29th album titled PRAY, which the group hopes will encourage believers and non-believers to worship Jesus Christ.
The choir's founder, Carol Cymbala, who's also the wife of the church's lead pastor, Jim Cymbala, recently explained the inspiration behind the album.
"With so many tragic events happening in the world today, PRAY serves as a reminder of the importance of having a relationship with Jesus, because communion is what He longs for His people to have with Him, " Cymbala said in a statement shared with The Christian Post. "My hope is that the songs on this album will draw believers and non-believers to worship and believe in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ."
The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir has won six Grammys and says this album brings them back to their musical roots, and is reminiscent of their first album, Live: A Celebration of Worship and Praise.
The album features 14 new songs, and the choir describes their title track "Pray" as "a soul-stirring reminder of what Jesus said: "If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer."
"From the hand clapping, up-tempo, 'Jesus Is, ' to the beautifully orchestrated 'He Loved Me' — a reminder of when we first accepted His love, PRAY takes the listener through a melodic voyage with the final destination, 'Come to Jesus, ' constituting a sweet beckon to run to the arms of Christ, " reads the choir's press release.