Come Heal This Land by Robin Mark
- 1. Mullhaires, Traditional Irish Reel
- 2. Take Us To The River
- 3. Glory To The Lord Our God
- 4. No One Like You Lord
- 5. In The Beauty Of Holiness
- 6. Not By Might
- 7. What The Lord Has Done In Me
- 8. Behold The Son Of God
- 9. Come Heal This Land
- 10. Everything Cries Holy
- 11. Lord Have Mercy
- 12. Hallelujah
- 13. Forever
- 14. Ancient Words
Reviewed by Trevor Kirk
I must admit that I was looking forward to listening to this one, as Robin's previous Hosanna! album 'Revival In Belfast' was one of my favourite praise and worship CDs of the last few years. This time, Robin and his merry band (featuring veteran Nashville sessioners Blair Masters and Jerry McPherson and our own Dave Clifton) have left Belfast and set up shop in what is generally regarded as one of the holiest sites in all Ireland, St Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh City, where the saint established his missionary base in the fifth century. I don't know what yer man would've made of the music on this album but I loved it! Track one is the traditional Irish reel "Mulhaires", track two is the classic "Take Us To The River", with a punchy, rocky arrangement, and the rest is a mix of Robin's own material (six, five of which are new), and songs by Chris Tomlin (a romping version of Chris' recent UCB Europe chart hit "Forever"), Reuben Morgan (the Hillsongs opus "What The Lord Has Done In Me", nicely freshened up by a few whistles and other Celtic things), Lynn DeShazo and Steve Merkel. Production quality is first class (for once, post-production overdubs of backing vocals, guitars and strings don't over-egg the pudding and create an artificial brilliance); the song list is a strong one (my favourite, one of Mr Mark's new ones, "Come Heal This Land", full of Uillean pipes and whistles and Celtic ambience); all the players and singers are on top form and the whole thing is a worthy follow up to 'Revival..'. Heartily recommended.
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 3
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Hosanna 000768192726
Release Date: 06 Jul 2001
Robin Mark leads a powerful time of worship recorded live at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Armagh, Northern Ireland. Hailed as the birthplace of European Christianity, it made the perfect setting for an album seeking a rebirth of passion for God. Containing seven completely new songs, it gives a strong message of healing and redemption making a great sequel to the best-selling 'Revival In Belfast.'
A compilation of Belfast-based worship leader Robin Mark's live worship songs from the albums 'Revival In Belfast 1 & 2' and 'Come Heal This Land'.
A solid live album from the popular Belfast worship leader.
Fifth studio album from the acclaimed Irish troubadour.