|Existing to bring glory to God in all they do, Saddleback Worship has a heart to equip churches worldwide to reach their redemptive potential. Their 2013 release, Transformed, is a soundtrack for life-change that was created as an accompaniment to a church-wide campaign that sought God's will to transform lives from the inside out. The album highlights some of the best worship music recorded at Saddleback Church and includes new arrangements of some popular favorites along with two original Saddleback Worship songs. The team writes, "Let these songs rise above the noise of the world to inspire, encourage, and equip you for the transforming journey God has in store for you and your church."
Some of the standouts on the album include "Open Up the Heavens" and "Cornerstone," along with a driving arrangement of "One Thing Remains." One of the original songs included is "Our Hope (I Trust In You)," a beautiful anthem about placing all of our trust in Jesus Christ. It recognizes His unchanging nature and the truth of His promises, boldly professing, "Jesus Christ the same today, forever. Firm beneath my feet forever. I trust in You, I trust in You. All my life is in Your hands." The other original song is "Captivated (More of You)." It expresses a deep longing for an intimate relationship with God, offering Him all that we are that we may know Him more, "So I'm calling out to You. You're the One my heart longs for. Like the desert needs the rain, I'm asking for more. I am strengthened by Your love as I keep my eyes on You. In exchange for all I am, I'm asking for more, more of You."
If you are looking for some great new versions of your church's congregational favorites or are wanting some new songs that encourage worshippers to surrender themselves and draw closer to God, we encourage you to check out Transformed. You can pick up your own copy, available now on iTunes!
Transformed - Saddleback Worship