- Audio Cassette (8 Aug 1995)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Sony
- ASIN: B000002B98
- Other Editions: Audio CD | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
|1. You Are Holy - 4Him|
|2. Lover of My Soul - Amy Grant|
|3. Man After Your Own Heart - Gary Chapman|
|4. You'll Be There - Cindy Morgan|
|5. Sometimes He Comes in the Clouds - Steven Curtis Chapman|
|6. God of All of Me - Sandi Patty|
|7. Move in Me - Michael W. Smith|
|8. Hold on to Me - Point of Grace|
|9. Heart Like Mine - Bryan Duncan|
|10. Where He Leads Me - Twila Paris|
|11. Shine on Us - Craig & Dean, Phillips, Phillips|
The CD opens with 4Him singing the worship song YOU ARE HOLY, focusing directly on God. Other highlights include MAN AFTER YOUR OWN HEART, GOD OF ALL OF ME, MOVE IN ME, and A HEART LIKE MINE. The focus of the album is on surrendering to God because of who he is and what he has done for us. It also touches on the wonder that God would love us and save us inspite of our sin. While so many songs are standouts, listened to together, they're even better. I keep being drawn back to this album because of the wonderful themes so brilliantly conveyed.
I'd list my favorites but I'd end up listing all of them! I will talk briefly about some of the songs, though:
YOU ARE HOLY (4 Him) - What a great way to open the CD. The group sings beautifully on this song and the complex vocal arrangements really lift you up to a different level.
LOVER OF MY SOUL (Amy Grant) - My eyes always well up with tears when she sings the chorus. Just to know that Jesus is always with us!
MAN AFTER YOUR OWN HEART (Gary Chapman) - We are God's creation and must strive to please Him for He has supplied us with so much. A humbling song.
SOMETIMES HE COMES IN THE CLOUDS (Steven Curtis Chapman) - A heard this song at a memorial service and it reminds me of the Lord's second coming and even how He's still with us today.
MOVE IN ME (Michael W. Smith) - So what do you do when peopel tell you that God does not exist? This is Smitty's answer to those people. Very sweet simple song.
A HEART LIKE MINE (Bryan Duncan) - How much does God love us? A beautiful song sung by a man with powerful vocals!
SHINE ON US (Phillips, Craig & Dean) - What a great way to end the album. Asking for God to shed his light of truth and healing on us. Great vocal blends of harmony. Gorgeous!
By this album. I fell in love the very first moment I heard it. You will too.
In short, MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST is perfection. Worshipful, beautiful, stirring. Every note, chord, harmony, and string. A stellar artist line-up that will probably never be matched. Songwriting that is just outstanding, perfectly capturing many of the truths and ideas that Oswald Chambers penned so long ago. I literally could not imagine how this album could be made better.
I say the above in all honesty. I am still moved by this project hundreds and hundreds of listens later. It was named one of the top 50 CCM albums of all time by CCM Magazine. You'll not find a better devotional album anywhere. Five Stars.
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