|Today Is the Day|
|Studio album by|
|Released||September 23, 2008|
|Lincoln Brewster chronology|
Today Is the Day is the fourth studio album from contemporary Christian musician Lincoln Brewster. It was released on September 23, 2008 and debuted at No. 56 on the Billboard 200. Lincoln has embedded many personal connections into the audio on this record, the foremost of which is his son's unborn heartbeat, setting the tempo in the first seconds of "The Power of Your Name".
The song "Today is the Day" marked the first all-new studio single released by Brewster since 2002, in his album Amazed . Christianity Today's Russ Breimeier attributed this six-year hiatus in new material to Brewster's new family and to his responsibilities as Worship Arts pastor at Bayside Church nearby Sacramento, California. The song's lyrics were written by Paul Baloche, combining the themes of Bible verses Matthew 6 and Psalm 118. The second track, "Everywhere I Go", was written with Glenn Packiam, a member of Desperation Band.
|1.||"Today Is the Day"||Paul Baloche, Lincoln Brewster||4:36|
|2.||"Everywhere I Go"||Brewster, Glenn Packiam||4:52|
|3.||"Give Him Praise" (featuring Israel Houghton)||Brewster||4:55|
|4.||"God You Reign"||Mia Fieldes||6:10|
|5.||"The Arms of My Savior"||Brewster||5:08|
|6.||"This Love"||Brewster, Fieldes||4:27|
|7.||"The Power of Your Name" (featuring Darlene Zschech)||Brewster, Fieldes||5:44|
|8.||"The Love of God"||Brewster, Fieldes||3:50|
|9.||"Salvation Is Here"||Joel Houston||4:51|
|10.||"Let Your Glory Shine"||Brewster, Fieldes||4:53|
Choir and Gang vocals on "Today is the Day and "God You Reign"
Ending voices on "God You Reign"
Choir on "Give Him Praise"
Gang vocals on "Salvation is Here" and "Let Your Glory Shine"
Christianity Today's Russ Breimeier stated that "Today Is the Day" and "Everywhere I Go", the first two tracks of the album, were a "welcome return to form, even if the first two songs aren't the strongest way to start." He said that "Today Is the Day" was neither bad nor boring, but felt it was "on par with the average modern worship song." Russmeier compared the familiarity of "Today Is the Day" with the more experimental songs later in the eponymous album, praising Brewster's ability to experiment over his first few songs.
Breimeier noted the similarities in style between Brewster's "The Arms of My Savior" and John Mayer's Gravity , and between "This Love" and Mayer's Waiting on the World to Change . He also related the "bluesy gospel-rock" song "Give Him Praise" to Robert Randolph and the Family Band, praising it for its "thrilling and joyful" feel.
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