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World Renowned Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir Releases New Live Album Pray

The world-renowned Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir returns with a stunning live offering of passionate worship and original songs for the church. Blending boisterous celebrations with richly orchestrated odes, Pray features fourteen new compositions, including "Christ The King," "In Your Name," "All Power," and more.

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About the songs

By Carol Cymbala

"Pray" inspires people to look away from their problems and give them to God at the throne of grace. We chose the song as the title of the CD because the bible says God's house shall be called a house of prayer. Teaching, music, and worship are all important, but I truly believe we need more prayer in our lives and in our churches. Through prayer, anything is possible and we want to encourage everyone, everywhere to pray.

"At The Cross" is a new praise and worship chorus we have been singing with our congregation. It lifts up the greatness of what Jesus did when He came

and died for our sins. I believe this song will inspire a deeper love and spirit of worship in churches which will help us all overcome the anxieties and fear that are so prevalent in the world today.

One of my favorite songs is "Come to Jesus." It's a song that invites people to come to Him just as they are. It doesn't matter what pit they found themselves in, what they've done, or where they come from, Jesus is always there with open arms to receive them and to love them. Time and time again, I see people in our church that come to Him and I see their lives changed dramatically. It is just a beautiful thing to see.

Another one of my favorites is "He Loved Me." I can't think of any greater love than what Christ did for us. His love is for all of us. It is unconditional, and I am so thankful that we were able to record a song that can speak of the great love of our Savior.

"Christ the King" is an upbeat, uplifting song about surrender and trusting in Jesus. Generally, songs of surrender are written as ballads, but this song communicates just how exciting it is when Jesus becomes our everything.

"The ultimate purpose of a choir is to lead the congregation into the presence of God," says Carol. "Prayer is vital. Preparing the choir spiritually is so important. I do feel strongly that the idea of many voices lifted up to the Lord, unified and in harmony, is a powerful thing. We also read of choirs in the Bible going forth and singing before the battles were waged." -Carol Cymbala

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