Reviewed by Dale Lewis
Worship in the Waiting by FFH
"FFH fans and soon-to-be FFH fans – this is the CD you’ll want to add to your collection."
Over the last decade or so, “worship” has become a buzzword in the evangelical community. At the same time, it seems everybody and their relatives have created a worship CD. With that said, I’m also extremely appreciative of FFH’s newest offering, “Worship in the Waiting.” This new CD is a very satisfying collection of God-honoring songs. With their first album in two years, FFH brings their tight vocals and acoustic pop sound to both original and vintage worship songs. It won’t be long before you’ll be singing with the group in adoration to and for the Almighty.
FFH fans and soon-to-be FFH fans — this is the CD you’ll want to add to your collection. Beginning with a the classic title “You are God Alone” to the powerful and convicting “In Christ Alone” (with the words “On Christ the Solid Rock I stand” added into the bridge) as well as one of the funky newer titles, “I’m Free!” you’ll play this CD over and over again.
The message of hope and trust in God’s sovereignty when heaven seems silent is woven within the lyrics and each arrangement of “Worship in the Waiting.”
While upbeat and rhythmically solid, its collection is reflective. According to the group’s website, this CD was birthed due to their 2006 six month ministry mission in South Africa for a worship mentoring exchange. One of the members, Brian Smith, said “We understand the concept of worshiping God at a whole new depth and through entirely new spiritual eyes.”Dale Lewis now mans the front desk at the EFCA (The Evangelical Free Church of America) National Office in Minneapolis, MN. He was the graphic designer/pre-press production artist for over twelve years before being asked to step into this new role. Prior to that, he was the publications manager at his alma mater, Northwestern College in St. Paul, MN in the public relations office as well as the adviser to the college’s yearbook. He's a director/actor/writer for the Hope Church (Oakdale, MN) adult drama worship team and was the senior editor of the church newsletter. He's also written two collections of poetry, “Whispers of Assurance” and “On Life: Constant Communion Without Ceasing” as well as a devotional entitled “Eternal Education.” He and his family live in Oakdale, Minnesota.