The William Murphy Project - All Day...
By Rene Williams
When I first heard, Praise Is What I Do, I thought, "What an incredible song!" The song and the anointing were incredible and I had to learn more about the song and who wrote it. Now the entire gospel world knows William Murphy III.
His song, Praise Is What I Do recorded on Shekinah Glory Ministry’s album of the same name was one of the breakout hits of 2003. The song was ministered at the Stellar Awards last year, leaving few standing. It also won for Song of the Year at the Atlanta Gospel Choice Awards in 2002, the city where Murphy resides. He is senior minister of worship at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church under the pastorate of world-renowned preacher and author, Bishop Eddie L. Long.
Before Praise Is What I Do, this young man had already recorded on a number of projects, including his own independent project Changes and on Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship’s Bow Down & Worship Him on the cut He Is Here. He also recorded at the 2003 Gospel Heritage Praise & Worship Conference singing I Need A Worship Experience. B.E.L.L. Records presents Murphy’s latest endeavor All Day… The live project, recorded at New Birth, is exactly what you would expect (and more) from this dynamic praise and worship leader.
William Murphy brings high energy with the opening cut We Have Come To Glorify/Great and Mighty/Jump Medley. The medley is high octave and will find you jumping and shouting praises to God. He even includes the keyboard work from the 80s super-rockers Van Halen’s hit Jump.
Continuing the praise, the medley flows into Good, a song about the goodness of God. Murphy exhorts throughout the song and the project. He also gives us some old-time church, complete with organ, on the powerful cut Hear My Prayer. His background singers, the All Day Mass Choir, sound awesome on this track and throughout. The song is a reminder that after we pray, we can be assured that everything will be all right. Be Strong, penned by Murphy and featuring his father Bishop William Murphy, Jr., finds them singing together about holding on and being strong in the power of God’s might. The exhortation during this song will certainly be an encouragement to those tempted to give up. The moving reprise includes Dr. William H. Murphy, Sr. as well.
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