Garth Hewitt - Liberty Is Near! British Product Audio Samples Available

Liberty Is Near! by Garth Hewitt

Cross Rhythms Rating: 9/10
CD: Album
Tags: CD, Hymnody, Album, Top Rated
Album of Chartist hymns from the veteran singer/songwriter.

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  1. 1. Hail Glorious Morn!
  2. 2. Assembled 'Neath Thy Broad Blue Sky
  3. 3. Daily Bread
  4. 4. Sons Of Poverty
  5. 5. For Everything A Time
  6. 6. Men Of England
  7. 7. Lo In Thy Name
  8. 8. Hark I Hear
  9. 9. How Long
  10. 10. God Of The Poor!
  11. 11. Great God!
  12. 12. Source Of Good
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Reviewed by Oscar Hyde

More than 35 albums and 40 Greenbelt festivals into his career, Garth's found another new inspiration: the National Chartist Hymn Book. Chartism was a powerful mid-1800s English political movement protesting for steps towards democracy, shot through with a strong Christian motivation for social justice. Though the movement itself didn't achieve reform, it's acted as inspiration to many socially conscious Christians since; Hewitt's now brought the songbook to life in true troubadour sound, fanning the flames of a generation once again connecting worship and social justice. The hymns are powerful indeed: "Hail, Glorious Morn!" proclaims Christ's resurrection as his victory over the powers of oppression, and, by extension, the powers disenfranchising the working class. "For Every Thing A Time" draws from the famous passage in Ecclesiastes and "Hark, I Hear" from the story of Belshazzar's feast both remind the powers that be that the coming justice and liberation of God is inescapable. Other songs plead for God's intervention, with hope: "Yet not in vain thy children call/On thee, if thou are Lord of all". Hewitt's voice is a distinctly acquired taste but for me it reflects his passion and compassion; the music is simple enough to emphasise the lyrics and strong enough to make them ring.

Style: Hymnody
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 145857
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Kevin Mayhew 1490460
Items: 1
Release Date: 2013

Album of Chartist hymns from the veteran singer/songwriter.

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30 years of bite sized Christian messages by a veteran British troubadour.

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