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Across the Earth

Hillsong United

Across the Earth: Tear Down the Walls, Hillsong United’s live CD, includes 11 new tracks in the band’s signature power pop-rock worship melodies.

The crowd stays involved with a good mix of feet-stomping tracks and heart-moving ballads. Opening with “Freedom Is Here,” the band speaks of the freedom we experience as we lift up Jesus. The album starts rocking on “More Than Anything,” which speaks about how we find life when we give everything to Jesus.

Several ballads will strike a cord with listeners.“Tear Down the Walls,” with Joel Houston and Matt Crocker on lead vocals, is a cry of revival: “Oh for all the sons and daughters / Who are walking in the darkness / You are calling us to lead them back to You / We will see Your Spirit rising / As the lost come out of hiding / Every heart will see this hope we have in You.”

Brooke Ligertwood wrote and sings “Desert Song,” in which she declares that no matter what we are facing, we have a reason to worship.

Hillsong United continue to usher crowds into the presence of God with energetic, faith-buildings songs. Fans are glad to hear them again.

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