Not to Us is focused on giving God the glory, praise, and thanks He deserves. It's about recognizing God as the Creator and the Master.
Chris Tomlin is an anointed worship leader, genuine songwriter, and talented musician. He has been involved with the Passion and One Day albums and is known for songs, such as "Famous One," "Indescribable," and "How Great Is Our God," which are all Bible-based. Chris Tomlin's songs are sung directly to the Lord; they are a dialogue and come from the heart. Chris Tomlin is one of my favorite worship leaders, and if you like his style, check out albums by Tim Hughes, Chris Joyner, Matt Redman, Delirious?, Passion Worship Band, and David Crowder Band.
Synopsis of Songs:
Everything-The theme of this driving song is "every perfect gift comes from You."
Enough-This dynamic song is popular on Christian radio and cries out the theme: God is more than enough for me.
Not to Us-This song focuses on giving God all the praise: "not to us, but to Your name be the glory." It exclaims, "it's all for You," and has a similar beat to the first song on the album.
Wonderful Maker-This light tune contains vivid lyrics and describes the Father of Creation and our Father; Chris Tomlin sings about how the Majestic God created the earth, how He sent His Son to the earth, and how He whispers to us as His children.
Famous One-This is a popular song, being played on Christian radio and sung in many churches. It has a unique rhythm in 6/8-time. It is energetic and gives God the praise.
Come Let Us Worship-I love this simple song of invitation to worship.
The River-This high-energy song refers to being soaked and cleansed in the river of God.
Unchanging-This worship song refers to God's unchanging nature and His faithfulness.
Come Home Running-This is a quiet, folky song and has a Michael W. Smith feel. It encourages the prodigals to "come home running."
Overflow-This song questions, "Where would I be without You?" and talks about how God fills his children.