Evermore (2004) – Hillsong

Hillsong – For All You’ve Done Concert at the Sydney Entertainment Centre

After I became baptised at Mornington Baptist Church I couldn’t hear enough of the 2004 Hillsong album – For All You’ve Done which peaked at No1 on the Australian album charts. A lot of the songs from that album will feature here starting with today’s track Evermore. Hillsong is a global charismatic mega-church based in Sydney, Australia. I would now consider myself more of an agnostic-christian who holds dear ‘The Logos‘, archetypes, meta-heroes and spiritual truths of the bible. I remain very fond of Christian music.

Today’s song Evermore is one of the more high-spirited songs from the album and it excites me every-time I hear it. It’s a supercharged song where each verse builds momentum until releasing a stand-out chorus. I think if I had to choose just one song from the album to have on repeat then it would be this one as I’ve never grown tired of it after perhaps a 100 listens. The singer of Evermore – Marty Sampson does a sterling job and gives it a rich texture by his tone and passion of voice.

Lost for words with all to say
Lord, you take my breath away

Still my soul, my soul cries out
You are holy

And as I look upon Your name
Circumstances fade away

Now Your glory steals my heart
You are holy
You are holy
You are holy, Lord

The video of Evermore below isn’t the greatest quality, but you’ll get a sense of the fervour of this concert back in 2004 which took the country by storm. I wore out the dvd – that’s for sure! Mainstream media were interviewing the Hillsong leaders and lead-singer Darlene Zschech (pictured centre above) to know what all the fuss was about and how this music made number 1 in mainstream charts in Australia. Hillsong music is also very popular in evangelical circles in Latin America and other Western countries.

“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.”- Michel Legrand

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3 comments on “Evermore (2004) – Hillsong
  1. Though I’m not religious, this is a beautiful, uplifting performance.

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