‘Do You Believe?’ soundtrack speaks of God’s purpose
The album gives comprehensive sampling of Christian faith
Christian films have seen a resurgence in recent years. One of the most recent releases was “Do You Believe?” from Pure Flix Entertainment.
Over the past few weeks I had the opportunity to listen to the soundtrack from this film. The “Do You Believe? - Soundtrack” contains 10 titles used in the film. The title track, unsurprisingly, is the Newsboys anthem, We Believe, a beautifully crafted musical creed of Christianity.
The album opens with Audio Adrenaline's Love Was Stronger. An energetic pop number, it speaks to how the love of God can overcome all our struggles: “I was a child of wrath....but love was stronger/ I tried resisting grace, the Son of God still took my place, 'cause love was stronger/ You are stronger than my sins you carried to the cross, resurrecting love.”
Here for a Reason by Ashes Remain is another pop/rock number that reminds the listener that “You are not forgotten/ You are not alone....Every time that you wake up breathing/ every night that you close your eyes...there's purpose for your life....you are here for a reason.”
7eventh Time Down repeats the question asked in the film's title with the rock number, Do You Believe.
The soundtrack also contains several worship numbers. Phil Wickham's You're Beautiful, obviously speaks of the beauty of God and His creation. Laura Story's O Love of God reminds listeners how God's love is able to touch every part of us and make us new. How Sweet the Sound, from Citizen Way, uses references to Psalm 23 and the iconic Amazing Grace as they sing: “Yea though I walk through the valley/ I know that You are always right beside me/ And I will fear no evil/ You're my rock and my strength/ You comfort me/ Amazing grace how sweet the sound/ I hear You singing over me/ I once was lost but now I'm found...And it's a beautiful sound.”
Other tracks on the album include Chasing the Sun by Safe Haven, Break Every Chain from The Digital Age and Dead Man Walking from John Tibbs.
All in all, the “Do You Believe” Soundtrack is a comprehensive sampling of the Christian faith. It speaks of God's love, our purpose, provides us with a statement of faith, and reminds listeners that God's love overcomes our sins and shame. The album is also a lovely compilation of some of the best artists in Christian music.