Phillips, Craig & Dean have never been ones to get heavy-handed with their inspirational music, approaching the topic of salvation from a thoughtful, vulnerable, often humorous but still awestruck perspective. LET THE WORSHIPPERS ARISE, while more straight-forward and traditional than most of their records (save for its somewhat playful "I'm Making Melody") retains the trio's trademark approach to CCM, which has earned them a sizeable following.Randy Phillips, Shawn Craig, and Dan Dean are all pastors at their respective churches, and one would imagine their services to be--while devotional--unpredictable, zestful, and awash in positivity.
LET THE WORSHIPPERS ARISE is suffused with this sort of buoyant spirit; the opening track "Friend of God" starts slow and introspective but quickly builds to a thoroughly catchy climax in its chorus. There are mini-raptures like that throughout the pleasing record, a breezy glorification of the trio's beliefs. LET THE WORSHIPPERS ARISE continues Phillips, Craig & Dean's tradition of enjoyable Christian, country-influenced rock.
|Friend of God / Michael Gungor / Israel Houghton||Phillips, Craig & Dean||4:55|
|Because I'm Forgiven / Shawn Craig / Scott Reed||Phillips, Craig & Dean||3:55|
|You Are God Alone||Phillips, Craig & Dean||4:18|
|In Christ Alone / Shawn Craig / Keith Getty / Don Koch||Phillips, Craig & Dean||5:15|
|Let the Worshippers Arise||Phillips, Craig & Dean||4:25|
|My Redeemer Lives / Reuben Morgan||Phillips, Craig & Dean||3:55|
|Be the Praise of My Heart / Dan Dean / Gary Sadler||Phillips, Craig & Dean||4:16|
|Awake My Soul (Christ Is Formed in Me) / Randy Phillips||Phillips, Craig & Dean||5:09|
|I'm Makaing Melody / Matt Redman||Phillips, Craig & Dean||4:03|
|Mighty Is the Power of the Cross / Shawn Craig / Chris Tomlin||Phillips, Craig & Dean||4:40|
|Wonderful Merciful Savior / Dawn Rodgers / Eric Wyse||Phillips, Craig & Dean||3:52|