Enter the Awesome Throne Room with CeCe Winans
Just as the first sentence in a really good book has the power to pull you into the story, CeCe Winans' first song on this album - - ALWAYS brings me into a place of deep reverence and spiritual reflection. Throne Room
From her very first song on the album - Hallelujah to the King - you're instantly transported to a Holy Place and overcome with a sense of deep reverence for God.
“A throne room is an impressive setting for a monarch to preside 'in majesty' over official ceremonies, to hold council, to grant audiences, to receive homage, to award high honors and offices, and to perform other official functions.” (Throne Room, Wikipedia)
The title of CeCe Winans’ album, ‘Throne Room’, therefore, makes reference to God’s Throne Room in Heaven and with her songs she is inviting listeners to join with her and worship God in His Throne Room. (I’ll let you in on a little secret. I am listening to it again for the umpteenth time as I write this review for you.)
After listening to my own CD for the first time, I remember thinking to myself that this must be exactly how it feels to be worshipping God continuously in Heaven. (Before this, I remember asking myself if it won’t be tiresome just singing praises day in day out in Heaven. I am being honest, ok?) However, after listening to CeCe Winans’ ‘Throne Room’ album, I understood how we could continuously praise God in Heaven without ever getting bored. It is not exhausting, there are interesting but smooth transitions from one song to another and it just places me in a very peaceful place.
CeCe skillfully rolls each song into the other making it a continuum of joyful praise to God. There is no clear end to a song and beginning of another. The transition into each song is smooth and purposeful. Most of the songs are soft and mellow and meant for reflective worship. I use then for meditation or the part of my worship where I read passages from the Bible and these songs serve as nice background worship music or good casual Sunday listening. Only 3 of the songs are upbeat and you might want to get up and do a jig : )
The final song – ‘A Heart Like Yours’ - is especially nice, mellow and a perfectly soothing end to the album; both in terms of melody and lyrics.The lyrics speak of wanting a Heart like Jesus, which is what all true Christians aspire to in their spiritual journey.
So this is an open invitation from CeCe Winans and I: "Welcome to the Throne Room! Enter and have a really wonderful time!"
Sample Cece Winans' Soothing and Powerful Voice!
This is a taste of the 1st half of the album. The ‘theme song’, if I may say so, of Cece Winans’ Throne Room album.
This is taste of the 2nd half of the album. This is also a special song on the album because it is dedicated to her brother Ronald ‘Ron’ Winans, a Gospel singer himself, who died in June 2005.
Here Cece Winans teams up with one of my favourite singers – Whitney Houston (R.I.P) – to do a most moving rendition of ‘Bridge over troubled waters’.
My journey with CeCe continues…. You will love her newest album also. She never disappoints!
This album has remained a fan favourite since its release in 1999. Ageless music!