Jill Phillips: Lead Me Home

Artists like Fernando Ortega, Michael Card, and Chris Rice have reinvigorated hymnody, showing ways to present classic songs of faith in fresh ways for modern appreciation and worship. Jill Phillips’ new album, her tenth overall, joins that august company with a set of acoustic hymns that’s tender and stirring by turns. Civil rights anthem “Eyes on the Prize” burns with power, while “Come Thou Long Expected Jesus,” freed from its usual Advent setting, calls out for the Second Coming. Phillips’ vocals combine purity and earnest longing; husband Andy Gullahorn ably assists once again on guitar and vocals. Simple and sublime.

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