Thy Kingdom Come

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Thy Kingdom Come
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Studio album by
ReleasedApril 1, 2008
Genre Gospel
Length71:52
Label
Producer
  • Percy Bady
  • Christopher Capeheart
  • Cedric Caldwell
  • Victor Caldwell
  • Luther "Mano" Hanes
  • Tommy Sims
CeCe Winans chronology
Purified
(2005)
Thy Kingdom Come
(2008)
BeBe & CeCe Reunion album
(2008)
Singles from Thy Kingdom Come
  1. "Thy Will Be Done"
    Released: January 1, 2008
  2. "Waging War"
    Released: March 4, 2008

Thy Kingdom Come is the eighth studio album by American singer CeCe Winans. [1] It was released by PureSprings Gospel and EMI Gospel on April 1, 2008. The album rose to number 57 on the US Billboard 200, also reaching number 12 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and number one the Top Gospel Albums. [2] Thy Kingdom Come received the Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album award at the 51st Grammy Awards in 2009. [3]

Contents

Background

Winans originally intended to release a collection of Hymmals entitled Hymns At Heart which was set for release in November 2007, however, the release date was postponed indefinitely. On January 22, 2008, Winans posted on her blog that she would be releasing an album on April 1, 2008. [4] News outlets began reporting in February that the studio album would be called Thy Kingdom Come and featured the song "Waging War". [5]

Singles

The lead single for the album, "Thy Will Be Done", was released digitally on the iTunes Store on January 1, 2008. [6] The second single, "Waging War", was released on March 4, 2008. "It Ain't Over", the album's third single, was released around August 2008. [7]

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
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Allmusic editor Andree Farias found that "the album is one of the churchiest the singer has released yet [...] Thy Kingdom Come sees Winans doing justice to her family name and singing almost exclusively for the saints – songs of praise, songs of encouragement, songs of worship, songs of inspiration. But the fact that this is an album for the church doesn't mean it sounds like Sunday morning [...] As is expected of Winans, the songs are expertly produced, the ballads are beautifully orchestrated, the urban pieces are as urban as Whitney in her prime. In other words, Thy Kingdom Come is precisely what a CeCe album should sound like, which isn't to say she's settling for the middle road." [8]

Track listing

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."We Welcome You (Holy Father)"Tommy Sims4:58
2."Forever"Sims4:30
3."Thy Will Be Done"Sims5:22
4."Worthy"Sims5:23
5."It Ain't Over" Percy Bady 6:04
6."Waging War"
  • Christopher Capeheart
  • Brannon Tunie [a]
5:31
7."Test of Time"Luther "Mano" Hanes6:15
8."I'll Live for You"
  • Capeheart
  • Tunie [a]
4:56
9."Bless His Holy Name"Hanes4:32
10."Oh Holy Place"
  • Capeheart
  • Tunie [a]
4:56
11."You're the One"Hanes4:51
12."The Coast Is Clear"
  • Cedric Caldwell
  • Victor Caldwell
  • Alvin Love III [a]
4:54
13."Falling in Love"Sims3:47
14."Million Miles"Sims5:53

Notes

Charts

Awards

The album was nominated for a Dove Award for Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year at the 40th GMA Dove Awards. [14]

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