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Pastor Bruce Parham - Hide Me

Pastor Bruce Parham - Hide Me

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By Rene Williams

Ford Music Group

Pastor Bruce Parham is probably one of gospel music's best kept secrets. Pastor of The Oasis of Refreshing Ministries in Wilmington , Delaware , he has been a featured soloist on a number of well-known projects. One of his most popular songs came from the Straight Gate Mass Choir 's CD, Faith In The House . The praise and worship CD set showcased the pastor's exceptional vocal talents. Somehow, effortlessly, he manages to vocally span the musical globe going from the depths of the male tenor voice to a superb falsetto - all with an unmatched anointing and spiritual sincerity. The most memorable song lead by Parham was Cover Me, a worshipful heartfelt plea to the Lord on the Faith In The House project. Parham has recently released another solo effort which picks up right where Cover Me left off providing an exceptional array of worship and praise music.

Hide Me is produced by producer to the stars, Steven Ford, known for his production work for such artists as Richard Smallwood, Amy Grant, Bill Gaither, T.D. Jakes, Shirley Caesar, Maurette Brown Clark, Vickie Winans, Donnie McClurkin, just to name a few. Parham is the first on Ford's label, Ford Music Group.

Rescue Me , the first on the 17-track CD is a catchy, up-tempo groove. Although the CD is largely live, Rescue Me , along with a handful of other tracks, were recorded in the studio. A Touch , another studio cut, is bathed in lush orchestrations, a Ford signature. The almost 7-minute cut finds Parham singing about a much-needed touch from the Lord. Those going through any test or trial will find this song a comfort.

Do Something , a time of high praise and energetic dance, will provide an opportunity to get your step in. Perhaps the best cut on this project is the reverent and worship-filled, Give Thanks . Backed by the Elements of Praise , the song is an incredibly anointed tune with elements of both the traditional and contemporary. The song is a perfect one for a moment of meditation prior to the preached word or to just set the mood for worship.



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