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Track 11 - A Must Have

The "Album Review" on the iTunes page is pretty much dead-on for Ortega's music in general, so I will only add a few specifics to the album. 1) This is not his best work, but it is still worth having 2) If you don't do anything else, buy Track 11 "Jesus, King of Angels" as it is not only the highlight of the album but the highlight of his entire songbook to date. It is so good in fact, that radio stations still play it although it does not meet the general rules for a song fit for the CCM crowd (i.e. upbeat, shying away from conviction, and generally about nothing but "love" in whatever interpretation of the word you might have :-)

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Creation Song is awesome, but my true favorite is Lord of Eternity. This is a great DVD to have when going on a long trip.


Based from Scripture, the songs on this album have brought me to tears of joy in Christ, tears of repentance, times of joyful thanksgiving, and much more. I try to keep a copy of this album anywhere that I spend a lot of time. It will bless you abundantly!


Genre: Christian & Gospel

Years Active: '00s

Classically trained as a pianist but also steeped in the Hispanic tradition of his New Mexico homeland, gospel singer/songwriter Fernando Ortega recorded more than a half-dozen LPs for various labels before signing to Myrrh/Word in 1997, as part of a Christian musical renaissance which saw a variety of musical traditions entering the liturgies of mainline churches. An aficionado of American and Irish folk as well as the Spanish-oriented music he grew up with, Ortega also studied early music and hymns...
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