Overview 1. RIDE OF LIFE 2. THE ONLY THING I NEED 3. YOU ARE HOLY 4. FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS 5. SHELTER IN THE RAIN 6. SACRED HIDEAWAY 7. CAN'T GET PAST THE EVIDENCE 8. THE MEASURE OF A MAN 9. BEFORE THE RIVER CAME 10. CENTER OF THE MARK 11. WHERE THERE IS FAITH 12. A MAN YOU WOULD WRITE ABOUT 13. LAND OF MERCY 14. THE BASICS OF LIFE 15. STRANGE WAY TO SAVE THE WORLD
Record Label Benson Records
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.62" Width: 4.92" Height: 0.43" Weight: 0.19 lbs.
Release Date Oct 9, 2001
Publisher PROVIDENT #130
ISBN 0012179108 EAN 0084418005925 UPC 084418005925
this cd is okay, i heard better gospel music. but it wasn't bad. it was very enjoyable. the best song on this cd is Ride Of Life.
If you liked this cd then check out all of 4Him's cds.
Salute 4Him - decade dedicated to His excellence Apr 16, 2006
I am so thankful for the gifts of those 4 guys. They have been consistent in their music, message, sensitivity and standard - that is, taken the Word of God to their heart and given it back out to us, in song. It shows in the decade of hits: that they have constantly been reaching the center of hearts - of the mark. Their interpretation, despite the changing scenes and genres, remained true, inspiring, original, fresh and fervent.
I was most dismayed at learning of the parting of ways, though I am aware that things are 'but for a season'; and of a need for growth and development. My one regret is that I did not see them live in concert - or meet them. (Even now, I am scrambling to see whether there's a chance to see them in final concert, at a venue close enough to the Caribbean). I really hope also that I can get the opportunity to purchase some videos of them 'in concert' - with snippets of interviews, background information etc - in time.
This album, a compilation of some hits, is no less an indication of the great repository of talent with which God blessed them. I have several favourites - and some lines or 'hooks' are just simply unforgettable; some rhythms and harmonies absolutely stunning. Their voices are such a powerful blend it is unbelievable. I sometimes wondered where one began and another ended. But even so, I was not surprised when, on visiting the website, I saw a menu indicating who sings lead on the songs! It seemed that many other fans may felt the same way and were asking, so the answers had to be supplied. I am not sure if we will see a combination or the likes of such sounds right now.
When I recently heard in particular 'The Only Thing I Need' for the first time, I could only stop what I was doing and with arms outstretched just raise my face to the sky, tears in my eyes and heart, letting the words and music wash over me. That song is praise and worship, surrender, in action; and one that will drive one to one's knees - every time. It was overwhelming.... this fullness, richness, presence and greatness of God in the song.
Together, as a cord, they were powerful. (It grieves me so to speak of them in the past tense....!) But their work will stand the test of time. Individually, I trust that with their different or separate paths, God will continue to take each further and work 'new works' in them. I am hopeful and intrigued to learn when or where "Chapter Two...." will occur.
Truly, an exx-cel-lent album.
J. Laurent (Ms.) Antigua/Barbuda - Caribbean 16 April 2006
Excellent Praise and Worship Jul 25, 2005
My favorite track is number 9 - "Before the River Came"!! Whoo!! I love this song and I want you to experience what I have while listening to this song. This song represents the cry of every Christian...especially if we want to be pure and holy.
I tell you...its something, because when I first bought the CD, it was hard for me to get with. Until one day, I popped it into the CD player and I fell in love with the style, rythm and LYRICS of EVERY song. I really recommend that every believer purchase this CD. I thought that it wasnt my style of praise and worship...but, I thought wrong. These songs give you something to relate to. Track 4 encourages the youth and young people to stand firm on the Word of God because they are the examples to younger and future generations. The youth need to be encouraged; therefore, this album is suitable for the young and young at heart!! I get excited talking about it. Purchase this album and let the Lord use you mightily!!
***** I can't get enough of it . . . ***** Jun 16, 2005
I had always heard of 4Him, but thought that they were really "praise and worship" and didn't bother looking into them as I never liked that sort of music and was satisfied with "pop/contemporary" type stuff. But after I heard Measure of a Man on our Christian Radio Station one morning, I found it to be the best song that I have ever heard! I immediately checked out their music and fell in love with it! I listened to samples of the songs from "Best Ones" and this CD and soon after, purchased both online! They are now my absolute favorite Christian group ever, and I can't stop listening to them! Here are my favorites from this CD . . . For Future Generations, Sacred Highway, Can't Get Past The Evidence, Measure Of A Man, Before The River Came, Where There Is Faith, A Man You Would Write About, Land of Mercy
The lyrics are absolutely amazing - they are so different from other artists that have the same ideas and SAME lyrics! I can't get enough of Measure of a Man and A Man You Would Write About is just such a wonderful song! I never heard anything like this and am definitely sure I never will! Andy Chrisman, Mark Harris, Kirk Sullivan, and Marty Magehee combined 4 talents that couldn't be matched even by a million artists! The group wouldn't be the same if it wasn't for Andy Chrisman's absolutely phenomenal vocals . . . not to mention some of the lyrics by Mark Harris or some excellent song sung by Kirk, Marty, AND Mark! The group was so extremely creative with their music and their way of spreading God's word and love! So, you should definitely get this CD, but I do like "Best Ones" a bit more than this one. You should actually get BOTH as I did, but I would say to get "Best Ones" first if you're looking for their BEST CD! You won't be disappointed if you get either because they're both just wonderful - hope this all helps and thanks for taking the time to read my review!
Also, please visit: www.friendsof4him.net and www.heismyvision.net . . .they're both excellent 4Him fan sites!
Great CD! Jan 7, 2005
I love listening to this CD. It contains all of my favorite hits from 4Him. A must for any Christian!