11 Songs, 1 Hour 4 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The musical prayers and meditations on Jon Thurlow’s Strong Love are remarkable for their simplicity, purity, and grace. The Christian singer/songwriter composed many of the album’s songs during worship sessions at Kansas City’s International House of Prayer, which may account for their quietly intense focus and unfiltered passion. Thurlow fleshes out his tunes with jazzy piano inflections and sings his Scripture-based lyrics with an easy-flowing, R&B-tinged elegance. The simmering rhythm and contemplative language of “Jesus, You’re Beautiful,” “Things Are Not Okay," and “Your Faithfulness” draw listeners close with slowly unfolding power. Ballads like “John the Baptist” and “Dependent on You” have a melodic poignancy that underscores their biblical themes, while the title track's celebratory spirit benefits from a driving drum line and exuberant background vocals. “My Little One” is an especially moving reflection on the bond between God and believer. At its heart, Strong Love is a very personal song cycle that dispenses with extraneous frills to more deeply honor the Savior.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The musical prayers and meditations on Jon Thurlow’s Strong Love are remarkable for their simplicity, purity, and grace. The Christian singer/songwriter composed many of the album’s songs during worship sessions at Kansas City’s International House of Prayer, which may account for their quietly intense focus and unfiltered passion. Thurlow fleshes out his tunes with jazzy piano inflections and sings his Scripture-based lyrics with an easy-flowing, R&B-tinged elegance. The simmering rhythm and contemplative language of “Jesus, You’re Beautiful,” “Things Are Not Okay," and “Your Faithfulness” draw listeners close with slowly unfolding power. Ballads like “John the Baptist” and “Dependent on You” have a melodic poignancy that underscores their biblical themes, while the title track's celebratory spirit benefits from a driving drum line and exuberant background vocals. “My Little One” is an especially moving reflection on the bond between God and believer. At its heart, Strong Love is a very personal song cycle that dispenses with extraneous frills to more deeply honor the Savior.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
126 Ratings
126 Ratings
NeeNee777 ,

THRONE ROOM WORSHIP

This is music with a difference! It ministered to my heart so forcefully! God's presence & potent love flows through every lyric.

1244emmalouhoo ,

Jon rules

this needs to be on spotify. now.

Danie Henry ,

Songs about Jesus

This is one of my favorite albums. Beautiful songs about Jesus from the Old and New Testament, put to beautiful music with amazing vocals.

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