KYLE BYNOE AND PRAISE REVIEW
Mission Statement: These 13 songs on this album, which are inspired
by the Holy Spirit to lead the listener into his Presence, stand as
a stirring testimony to the Almighty's powers and promises to transform
the lives of His lost and wayward children." Joel 2:25
Kyle Bynoe: "My highest hope for this album, and everything
I'm involved in creatively, is that it would give people a greater
understanding of what praise and worship truly is, and the reasons
why we praise and worship God."
About the Music On ............ KYLE BYNOE AND PRAISE
Kyle Bynoe evaluated all the spiritual songs he composed, sometimes
collaborating with song writer Will Smith and picked the cream of
the crop to release on this sparkling, uplifting Praise and Worship
album creating a collection of songs which are a true blessing to
the listener. Using a variety of genres mixed with a Gospel base,
the sound and message of these 13 songs are very appealing to praise
and worship music lovers who are inspired by catchy, moving memorable
melodies, set in musically interesting arrangements, combined with
uplifting lyrics and solid vocal harmonies. All these elements bring
the creativity, talent, and spirituality of Bynoe, Smith, and the PRAISE
ensemble singers into music that glorifies the Lord and offers the
listener a praise and worship experience which is a personal blessing,
as this reviewer experienced.
There is a song on this album for everyone, and will fulfill the
above stated mission for this album. Many of these songs would find
a home in various congregations / denominations of Christian believers
who enjoy and find inspiration from not only Gospel but also Mainstream
Contemporary Praise Music. Even four of the songs would be embraced
by more traditional music lovers, because of the beauty of the melodies,
the expressive lyrics, and fine harmonies. The music truly brings the
listener into the Presence of the Lord, giving a personal insight
of what praise and worship truly is, and bring front and center the
reasons why we need to worship and praise Him.
This album of songs IS A MUST for your Christian Praise and Worship
music section in your collection or library. This CD is the perfect
remedy to lifting oneself out of any dour mood or stress of the day
or an over busy schedule, into a mindset of thankfulness, worship,
and allows one to focus on how great a loving, merciful Savior we
have, who alone has the power and desire to transform our lives, even
when we are way off track, giving us promises that we can depend on,
truly being an anchor to our soul (Hebrews 6:19-20), our hope, and
strength in our struggles and our faith walk.
Spiritual Meanings Found in this Collection of Songs......
1) Jesus loves us so much that He gave us another chance when he
became our Savior and Lord and He is worthy of our Praise - faithful,
powerful, and wonderful.
KING OF GLORY * MAGNIFY THE LORD * AWESOME GOD * SHABAK
2) We worship a Holy, merciful Father, who loves us and is ever faithful,
always there for us.
WE BLESS YOU LORD ALWAYS * PRAISE * WE SING * WORSHIP YOU * I
3) The Lord is the source of all blessings and is more than willing
to be a presence in our lives if we seek and ask Him.
TOUCH * TIMES OF REFRESHING * SO GOOD * LET US COME * WE
Songs from KYLE BYNOE AND PRAISE
* * * + KING OF GLORY - Words and music by Kyle Bynoe and Will Smith
A strong favorite of this reviewer, the perfect contemporary praise
song to start the album off on a strong note. The introduction to
the main melody, immediately grabs the listener with a well blended
sound of piano, guitars, drums, and nicely done strings overdub, which
offers a subtle support, and doesn't overpower the live music ensemble
band inner voices and chordal work. The instrumental composition offers
strong chordal support to the strong vocal ensemble, lead by Kyle,
which carries the catchy, infectious melody, with great vocal harmonies
which get the listener in the mood to praise and worship. Nice build
up of dynamics.
Related Scriptural References (John 3:16, Hebrews 9:14, Rev. 5:11-13,
and 4: 8, 11 , Ephes. 4:22)
You loved me, from Heaven to Earth, came to show me, how deeply Your
love is for me. And now You're a part of me, You gave me another chance,
Jesus I worship you.
You gave me another chance, You save me. This brand new life, You
gave me. Never once denied me. How grateful I am to you, Jesus I worship
Bridge: I am what I am because of your grace, the price has been
paid since You took my place, I come to Your Throne, worship You face
to face, I bow to only You.
Chorus; And I sing, Holy, I bow to the King of Glory, the only one
who's worthy, (only one who is worthy) of honor and majesty, Jesus
I worship You. Singing Holy, I bow to the King of Glory, the only
one who's worthy, of honor and majesty, Jesus I worship you.
VAMP: You are____so faithful, powerful, and wonderful. I give you
my whole heart. For there is no one greater, Greater than You! (Repeat)
* * * WE BLESS YOU LORD ALWAYS - Words and music by Kyle Bynoe and
Another well-done praise song, well-suited for a group worship situation
or private fellowship with the Lord.
Lead vocals - India Robinson //////// Worship leader: Kyle Bynoe
The introduction grabs the listener's attention, as various instruments
imitate the coming of the Holy Spirit, as Kyle encourages all to praise
and honor the Lord. Sound is slightly dissonant, in a minor key, interesting
guitar slide? Rumblings from other instruments add a dramatic flair.
Main body of the song has all the elements of a strong, effective, contemporary
praise song which inspires the congregation to forget about personal
thoughts and struggles in their own lives and to worship the Lord.
One finds an upbeat, enjoyable, catchy melody which is easy to remember,
perfectly matched to the meaningful yet simple lyrics, with vocals
which in well-composed harmony clearly express the message and sprit
of this song. Composition is solid, again making good use of dynamics
to bring color and umph to the performance!
Related Scriptural References (1st Thes. 5:16, Hebrews 10:19-23, Psalm
Chorus: We bless you, Lord always. We give you the highest praise.
Giving all honor unto Your name. We bless you Lord always. (Repeat)
Holy God there is none like You. Wonderful Father, We're gonna worship,
We're gonna worship You
(India Robinson) As we enter into Your presence Lord. With one purpose
in mind. And on one accord. We bow before the One we adore. The only
One that is holy. And deserves all the glory. Chorus
Hook: Bless your name always, Bless your name forever and ever. Bless
your name always. We've come to worship you Lord. (Repeat 2)
Oh.......We bless you Lord.......
* * * MAGNIFY THE LORD - Words and music by Kyle Bynoe and Will Smith
Lead vocals: Ni-keland Nickolas
Brazilian beat and style, and horns adds zing and color to this snappy,
lively praise song, performed with zest and spirit! This joyous, dynamic
composition with its lively beat and catchy melody, crisp, clear vocals,
the usual nice harmonies brought to life by the full ensemble sound
will lift your spirits and get you dancing around the room!
Related Scriptural References(Psalm 103, 134, Hebrews 10: 19-23)
Chorus 1: Come on and magnify Him. Lift your voice, lift Him higher,
Lift your hands for He desires all of the praise. So bless His name,
give Him praise.(Repeat)
Chorus 2: So with hands up raised. We give You the praise. For all
the things You've done. You're the only Holy One. As we enter into
the courts of praise, We seek to worship You face to face. (Repeat)
Chorus 1 (repeat) , Chorus 2 (repeat)
We magnify, we glorify the Lord. We lift Him high. The only Holy
* * * WE SING - Words and music by Kyle Bynoe
Vocal Leader: Kyle Bynoe
Another strong song praising Jesus, bringing out our need for our
Lord and Savior. The Caribbean/ Jamaican laid back musical style &
rhythm of both the vocals and musical accompaniment makes it another
interesting musical vehicle for another uniquely different praise
song performance! Snazzy introduction sparkles with percussion, horns,
and guitar which make the syncopated rhythm sound easy to play (I
know better It's not easy). The counter melodies throughout offer
several nice rhythms they also give support to the melody and vocals.
Again, great melody, full harmonies, and interesting vocal styles
which gives the song a Jamaican flavor, but the diction is very clear!
Kyle knows how to use dynamics very well and there is a nice composition
Related Scriptural References (John 3:16, Psalm 18:1-3, Romans 15:13,
We sing Jehovah rapha my healer. We sing Lord jira, yes my provider.
We sing the holy righteous One, begotten Son, You rose the third day,
that's why I can say.
Chorus: Hallelujah! Give praises to Jesus. (Repeat)
I hunger and thirst, For your glory oh Lord. And I hunger and thirst
For Your righteousness. The joy of the Lord is my strength. The peace
of the Lord surrounds me. Chorus.
Bridge: He sent his Word to heal me. He gave me power to get wealth.
I'm filled with His spirit. I'm filled with His love. I'm living in
Hook: I just want to lift my hands in praise, Shout Hallelujah! All
glory to You!
* * * + + AWESOME GOD - Words and music by Kyle Bynoe and Will Smith
Favorite praise song of this reviewer. An irresistible melody with
a snappy drum beat and tight musical ensemble of live keyboard, nice
inner voices of guitar, bass, and drums keeps this lively praise
song cooking along. Spirited vocals carry the melody and drive the
message of praise with much enthusiasm to the listener, making it
impossible not to sing along as well! Interesting 1/2 step harmonic
progression in ensemble vocals in the Hook. Song is perfect for group
worship as its lyrics are easy to remember, yet powerful in the Spirit
of praise and worship. It's qualities transcend Gospel praise genre
and would also be well received in other denominations as a contemporary
praise and worship song.
Related Scriptural References (John 1: 1-5, Col. 1: 16B-18, Phil.
2:9-11, Hebrews 2:9)
We've come to worship you Lord, Awesome God. We've come to worship
you Lord, Awesome God.
We lift our hand we give You the glory. We sing Your praise for You
are so holy. We bow before, the only One worthy, Forever and ever
and ever, we give You.
Worship you Lord, Awesome God. We've come to worship you Lord, Awesome
Emanuel, Prince of peace. Councilor, He's the King of Kings. The
great I am, the Word of God, Forever and ever and ever.
We give You worship You Lord, Awesome God. We've come to worship
you Lord, Awesome God.
Hook: We worship, we worship, we worship .....Forever and ever and
ever. Worship, we worship, we worship Lord we worship You.
* * * ++TOUCH - Words and music by Kyle Bynoe, Arranged by Kyle Bynoe
& Kevin Dean
A prayer hymn/ballad of both praise and intercession, asking the
Lord to touch the world, reach out to those who don't know Him, to
work in their lives.
Favorite worship song of this reviewer. Has universal appeal - Everyone
should love this entry! Absolutely beautiful, haunting melody, is
the perfect match to the poignant lyrics, sweet, heartfelt vocals
of Tiffany and Kyle Bynoe and ensemble singers. Each sings alone and
also sings in lovely harmony together.
Moving accompaniment of acoustic guitar and keyboard help carry the
melody, as well as offer fine counter melodies as well. A nice background
instrument arrangement by Indie Robinson, lightly supports (not overwhelms)
this masterpiece during second half of song. Great use of dynamics
throughout the composition. Vocal ensemble work is well done and supportive
of main vocals. (If one listens really carefully, the listener can
hear the voices of Kyle Bynoe Jr. and Gabrielle Bynoe in the ensemble
chorus toward the end of the song)
Related Scriptural References (Psalm 136, Psalm 91 :1-2, John 8:12
Kyle: I feel the weight of Your Glory, I can feel the wind from your
breath. I can see the mist of Your Presence. Face to face here
inside Your rest.
Chorus: (Kyle & Tiffany together): Touch the world let me see,
Your marvelous wonders, Your excellent deeds, Your super natural miracle
power, They need to see You now.
Tiffany: I can hear Your voice when You're speaking. I can hear the
sound of Your heart. Your love is like the water that fills the ocean,
And I'm a stream that will never part.
Hook: In Your presence there is fullness of joy. In Your presence
they're forever more.
Touch the world, Touch the world, Touch the world, Touch the world,
they need to see you now.
* * * + I WILL - Words and music by Kyle Bynoe
A praise song that offers ways to give honor and glory and show our
love to our Lord. Another song that would do well in any contemporary
Another strong favorite of this reviewer. Easy beat, catchy melodies,
meaningful yet simple lyrics, strong harmonies, spirited vocals, and
a musically interesting composition all come together to create a
song which truly leads the listener into the full spirit of praise
and worship, as it would any group of people.
Related Scriptural References(Hebrews 13:15-16, Matt. 6:24 &
6:33, Ephesians 5:1-2, Rev. 4:8, Phil. 2:9-11)
I will give You the glory. I will give You the honor due Your Name.
I will bless You forever. Yes I will, yes I will, yes I will, Oh!
I will sing Your praises, I will declare your glory on this earth.
I will bow down and sing holy. Yes I will, yes I will, yes I will,
yes I will, oh!
I will give You the praise. Yes I will. Oh Yes I will. Give You the
glory, yes I will, yes I will, oh!
I will sing Your praises. I will sing of Your mercy and Your grace.
No other god before you (Deut. 6:14)Yes I will, yes I will, yes I
will, yes I will, oh!
I will always say thank you (1 Thess.5:16-18). I will always be thankful
unto You. I will serve You forever, yes I will, yes I will.
I will worship You Father, I will open my heart and offer You my
love and affection. Yes I will, yes I will.
Change to 2nd melody:
I will give You the glory and honor, worship and praise, dominion
and power, We bow to Your Name. You're King of all Kings, and Lord
of the throne. Oh Father we worship, You lift Your Name on high!.......
Hook: I will give You the glory and honor. We love You Father. Lord
we worship You! I will, worship You! I will, serve You forever. I
will, give You the honor. I will, trust in You Father. I will, reverence
Your presence. Yes I will, yes I will, yes I will, yes I will.
I will, forever and ever, give You glory and honor.
* * ++ SHABAK - Words and music by Kyle Bynoe and Will Smith
An enthusiastic effort that celebrates all the wonderful qualities
of our Lord and expresses how thankful and appreciative we are to
have Him love us with all his qualities.
Another great Brazilian style praise song, syncopated rhythm of percussion
and high ensemble work of band carries the melody and spirit of the
song, being an excellent support to the spirited vocals, which all
bring this praise song to life for the listener. This is another song
that will get the listener dancing around the round praising the Lord!
Related Scriptural References(Psalm 103, 134, Hebrews 10: 19-23,
Rev.4:10-11, Romans 10: 8-10))
Enter Your courts with praise. Magnify Your Holy Name. We touch Your
face with our worship O Lord. We bow before Your throne. Let your
latter rain be known. We declare your kingdom among nations O, Lord.
Bridge:Glorious, Holiness, Wonderful, Victorious. Majesty, Mighty...We
declare your glory singing.
Chorus: Shabak, Hallelujah ...Tahila, we give you honor and praise.
* * * + + TIMES OF REFRESHING - Words and music by Kyle Bynoe and
Lead vocals: Tiffany Bynoe
Second favorite worship song of this reviewer on the CD, which engulfs
the listener with an absolutely lovely, flowing melody, heart-felt
vocals, which express so well a meaningful lyrical love letter to
the Lord, and offers an invitation to find renewal and peace through
the worship and prayer experience. Usual great harmonies by ensemble,
with a very nice buildup in dynamics and composition. Vocals and melody
are well supported and carried by piano, acoustic guitar, and light
strings, with background chord support of electric guitar.
Another praise and worship song that would be appreciated in any
denominational service of Christians.
Related Scriptural References (Ephesians 3:16-18, Romans 8:38 &
12:2, Ephesians 4:22-23, 2nd Cor. 5:17)
Times of refreshing Comes from the presence of the Lord (repeat 4
x) So come and enter in.
You are restored, you are renewed. You are changed in the presence
of the Lord. You are touched. You are healed. You are consumed in
the presence of the Lord.
Bridge: Refreshed. Holy Consumed in the glory of the Lord. (Nice
full harmony in ensemble voices)
Hook: Consumed in his presence. Refreshed in his presence. Healed
in his presence.
* * * SO GOOD - Words and music by Kyle Bynoe and Will Smith
Lead vocals shared by Kyle Bynoe and Ni-keland Nickolas
An inspiring Urban, Contemporary Gospel praise and worship song created
in Kyle's unique style of composing, with the help of Will Smith,
which is true to form; never jarring, but always a musical treat to
listen and absorb and praise the Lord with! The spirit and feel of
the song begins immediately in the musical introduction, with a cooking
rhythm, thanks to the exactness of the musicians, offering an intro
to the main melody and rhythm. Song features a more modern melody,
carried by the lead vocals, and vocal harmonies performed by the ensemble,
to go along with the counter beat and voices of the accompaniment.
Electric guitar and keyboard cooks out neat, tight little counter
melodies / rhythms, which blend nicely into the sound of the song!
In the Bridge: Listen for well done 1/2 step intervals by vocal harmonies
which build dynamically, the perfect crescendo which leads to the
Related Scriptural References(Hebrews 13:5-6, 1 John 4:19, 1st Thes
5:16-18, Phil. 4:4, Psalm 24)
I just wanna lift my hands and thank ya. For the brand new mercies
everyday I see. I just want to tell you, how much I love ya. For you
are always there with me.
I look back over my life and I wonder, How I made it, I made it through.
Those times I should have done right. But went wrong I'm sorry, Should
have chose you.
Bridge: You're wonderful, you're marvelous, You're excellent, You're
glorious. I love You, I adore You, I'll serve You for the rest of
Chorus: You've been, You've been so good to me. You've been, You've
been so good to me.
Hook: I thank you always, I praise you always, there's none like
You in all the earth.
* * * +WORSHIP YOU - Words and music by Kyle Bynoe and Will Smith
A well-done heartfelt, dynamic Traditional/Contemporary Gospel worship
hymn, sung with great feeling by Ni-keland Nickolas, backed up by
the always fabulous ensemble. Great lyrics express the message of
the song clearly.
Related Scriptural References: (Psalm 46:1, John 10:27-30, 1 John
4:19, Romans 8:28, Psalm 115:1)
I will always worship You Lord. You're my present help, when I'm
going through. No matter how hard it seems. You showed me what true
love means. Always there to pick me up again.
I will always worship You Lord. The deepest part of communion with
You. I think about Your goodness and all that You've brought me through.
When I lift my hands it brings me closer to You.
Through all of my trials You've never let me go. As I seek Your face
in worship, the anointing Destroys every yoke.
I love you. I need You. I give You sincere praise. And I will always
worship You all of my days........
* * *+ LET US COME- Words and music by Kyle Bynoe and Will Smith
Lead Vocals: Tiffany Bynoe
Another moving worship Gospel hymn that would find an audience in
other denominations of Christians. Nice combination of piano, acoustic
guitar, single violin dub, creating a delicate to strongly supportive
accompaniment. Again, the memorable melody and lyrics are brought
to life by lead vocalist Tiffany and the ensemble. Pretty harmonies
and appropriate dynamics enhance the spirit and feeling of this performance.
Related Scriptural References (Matt. 6:33, Ephesians 4:22, 2nd Cor.
5:17, Ephesians 3:16-18, 2 Cor. 12:9)
Chorus 1: Let us come and worship Him. O, Let us come and worship
Him. Let us come and worship Him. O come let's enter in.
In your presence Lord, I'm brand new. In Your presence Lord, I'm
seeking You. In You there is everything I need. So come lets enter
Chorus 2: Let us bow down before You Lord. We're standing here in
awe. In Your glory we're consumed. (Repeat)
Chorus 1, then Chorus 2.
Bridge: In Your glory we're consumed. In Your glory we're consumed.
In Your glory we're consumed.
Hook: (Sweet voice of Tiffany) Ohh I love You, love you, love you
Lord (repeat with ensemble).
I worship You in the beauty, Your Holiness, I worship You now.
* * * PRAISE - Words and music by Kyle Bynoe and Will Smith
Great way to end the Album! This Modern Gospel Praise Choral Benediction
gives the listener one more opportunity to praise the Lord, summing
up nicely from the entries listed above.
Beginning: Oh Lord, I lift Your name on high. I give You everything
I have inside. You are the mightiest. You are awesomeness. You are
majesty. You're Lord of the lords. Let's praise..............
Ending: We want to thank you for Your love, We want to thank you
for Your mercy and grace. We give You praise, WE magnify Your name.
We'll worship You Lord for the rest of our days. We give You the glory,
All of the glory. We worship You and give You all the praise.
Review by Julie Carr for ChristianMusic.com
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