Reviewed by Justus Swart
The latest installment from the Bethel Music team comes to us in the form of Have It All, and it is without a doubt, one of my top 5 favourite worship albums of all time. The album’s 16 tracks offer a great deal of variety and include spontaneous worship moments which give the album strong continuity and a true sense of presence.
Though there are a number of different worship leaders leading various tracks, the heart focused theme is never lost. The progression starts from the very first track, Shine on Us, in which William Matthews passionately sings about our hearts being transformed from a stone into a prism, allowing the light of heaven to flow through us. Following that, Brian Johnson, with utter brokenness, sings about us asking God to breathe over our hearts in the album’s title track Have It All. But one of my own personal favourite moments of the album is found on Pieces: with incredible tenderness, Steffany Gretzinger reminds us that God never withholds anything from us when we commit ourselves to him. The chorus, ‘You don’t give your heart in pieces’ is at first sung with a quiet reserve, but by the end, these lyrics are driven home with the help of a full band in an unforgettable moment of praise.
The album concludes with William Matthews leading in the album’s funkiest track, Glory to Glory. With a fantastic combination of empowering lyrics and an amazing groove, I reckon it would be genuinely impossible to sing this song without immediately being filled with joy.
Overall, I am continually being blessed by this album and think it is a must for everyone – don’t even think twice about it!
If you’d like to buy the album, click here to purchase it via iTunes, or stop by your local Cum Books to pick up a physical copy.