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Rita Springer is no stranger to worship. Her songs are sung in churches all across the U.S., she's old over 100,000 albums, and spends 40 weekends a year traveling and ministering in her Fragrant Oil conferences (as well as other worship conferences nationwide). She has the ability to be honest with her lyrics while still acknowledging the sovereignty of God in everything. This album extols us to hold on to the promises of God-even when they aren't always apparent. I Have to Believe is a wonderful worship CD. The title cut is an absolutely perfect showcase for her smoky vocals. It's a bluesy, laid-back worship song you can pick up and sing along to quickly. She doesn't start things out with a wild tempo, but this daring choice for a lead song is a great one. Things really pick up with "You Are Good". It's a heart-cry to her wonderful Savior, and you'll probably find yourself in the lyrics to this one. "Rain Down" is a cover of a Delirious song. She does a...
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Here is the new album from Rita Springer. She is a former Vineyard Music worship leader and now has her own ministry. She has seven albums out and travels the world leading people into the throne room of God. Her honesty shines through this album in the lyrics she writes as well as the liner notes. She, just like the rest of us, goes through hard times but her committment to worship the Lord in every situation is evident. It is so hard to choose a favorite from this album but I am currenlty into "Captured," "There Is A River" and "You are Good". Her song "O God Of Mine" is an atempt to create a modern day hymn and is very beautiful. "Love With Justice" is a song to her new adopted African/American baby Justice. "Rise Up," and "My Hero" are newer versions of these songs that where recorded on her last live album "Rise Up." I highly recommend "I Have To Believe." The first 10,000 copies will have a bonus "Best Of" CD that features 12 classic songs from the last 7 years of her ministry...
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This is a different sound for Rita Springer's music.It's overly produced and the lyrics seem too ready for popular Christian radio, and not the spontaneous outpourings that she delivers in all her other albums. Think of Rita's other opening songs: Worth it All, amazing, Fall on Me, amazing, Oh How you love me, amazing, No one, still good after all these years. It was pretty disappointing I have to Believe. If you ever hear Rita sing I Will Rejoice live, youll realize that this CD lacks the pureness of her other music. Strong background vocals are missing too, like the ones you found in Created to Worship and Effortless. Positive tracks that are worth checking out are Love with Justice and You're More Than My Friend. Disappointing, but Rita Springer is so worth it. . ."can't get enough"