CD Mini-Review: Matchless Grace – I See A Rustling

CD Mini-Review: Matchless Grace – I See A Rustling

Matchless GraceProducer: Scott Godsey
Songs: Nothing Too Big For My God; By Grace; I’m Gonna Run; I See A Rustling; Sweet Seeds; My Father Loves Me; Jesus Is Mine; When He Saw The Cross; Signed, Sealed And Delivered; Just Outside
Rating: 2 1/2 Stars (scale of 1-5)

Matchless Grace was formed in 2004 when the members of a group called The Lakeside Singers and two members of a group called The Hawkins Family merged their talents.

Nine of the ten songs on I See A Rustling were written by group member Danny Daniels. Some of his lyrics are predictable, but the CD’s title track is a standout that’s worth hearing. “Sweet Seeds” is a nice novelty song as well. “By Grace” is probably the weakest track, with its awkward contrasting rhythm between the vocal and accompaniment.

Several well-known studio musicians participated in this recording. The overall production quality is very good, but I See A Rustling as a whole lacks a solid identity in terms of a musical style. The song selection is an average, hit and miss affair. Also, the songwriters (Wally Fowler and Virginia Stout Cook) of “Jesus Is Mine” are un-credited which as you know, if you’ve read many of my CD reviews over the years, is not a positive mark.

Category CD Reviews, Reviews

David Bruce Murray

David Bruce Murray is a church music director in Ellenboro, NC. He is the author of Murray's Encyclopedia Of Southern Gospel Music and the owner of both SGHistory.com and MusicScribe.com. David plays piano for Southern Sounds Quartet and the Foothills Community Choir.

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