Style: Acoustic-driven folk worship; compare to Michael Card, Michael Anthony Milton
Top tracks: "Lectio Divina," "Hind's Feet on High Places," "Hail Mary"
For the modern listener, the slow, methodical arrangements of John Michael Talbot's work, with its emphasis on a gently plucked acoustic guitar, swelling strings, and melody lines carried by woodwinds, might feel more like the soundtrack to an epic film than worship music. But it is the 57-year-old minister's lyrics of pure devotion to the Lord and his lovely tenor singing that provide a soothing backdrop for prayer, worshipful meditation, or simply those quiet moments when you find yourself basking in the glory of creation.
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