On August 24, GRAMMY-nominated artist Jeremy Camp releases We Cry Out: The Worship Project, on BEC Recordings. The songs on this album include worship favorites, such as “Overcome,” “Jesus Saves,” “Mighty To Save,” and “You Never Let Go.”

More than just a great listening experience, this album reflects Camp’s heartbeat for worship and desire to see others impacted as well.

“That’s where I am today — seeking the face of God,” Camp says. “I feel like I’ve had a growth spurt the past two years in my walk with the Lord, and I think this album reflects that deepening. There’s a purity behind this record that I can’t even describe. But I didn’t write most of it, so I can’t take the credit. And I love that.”

This week, The Sound Opinion caught up with Jeremy Camp and discussed the new album.

TSO: Share how you came up with the theme for the new album.

Camp: The heart of this album is proclaiming God’s greatness to this generation — lifting up His name, crying out to Him, seeking His face and spending time and intimacy with our King. I started off leading worship, and I feel like God has given me a renewed heart for worship with these songs. The way these songs have been ministering to my heart has been really special, and I wanted to share that with others.

TSO: What do you hope people take away from this album and from your concerts?

Camp: Truly, a deeper desire to draw closer to the Lord. When I felt God calling me to music, it was an opportunity to share His word and to minister with the gospel. For those who already have a relationship with Christ, I hope they will desire to know Him more. For those who don’t, I hope they will come to know Him — that’s why I always share my testimony and the gospel as much as I can at events. I always want to share Scriptures, new things that God’s teaching me, and try to be sensitive to how the Holy Spirit is moving.

TSO: What’s your favorite part of what you do?

Camp: The stories I hear from people who are drawing closer to God. I just got 20 letters from this 4th grade class. Their teacher plays my music at their school, and each kid wrote about how a different song has spoken to them. That blew me away, and I’m going to write back to them — to thank them for ministering to me and let them know that I’m praying they’ll fall more in love with Jesus.

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TSO: Share another story about how your music is ministering to people.

Camp: I recently got an email from a family, who became the caretakers of a seven-year-old girl. In a very tragic situation, she had just lost her parents and brother when a tornado swept through their town. In the email, I learned that this family had listened to my CDs for many years. Now, songs like ‘There Will Be A Day’ are being used to minister to this young girl during this time — while reminding her of God’s comfort and Heaven.

I was able to meet this child and the family who is now taking care of her. We also had the opportunity to pray together and just hang out. I wept uncontrollably afterwards. I couldn’t stop thinking about my little girl who is about the same age, and my heart just went out to them.

I have a testimony of losing my wife to cancer nine years ago, so I receive a lot of emails from people who are experiencing difficult situations and dealing with the loss of loved ones. Just to hear how God is using these songs to minister to people and speaking into their lives, I can’t even explain how humbling and how much of a blessing that it is.

TSO: What are your upcoming plans?

Camp: Next year, we would like to go more abroad. I feel like God’s leading me to travel more around the world and share what He’s done.

** For more info, visit www.jeremycamp.com and pick up your copy of We Cry Out: The Worship Project!

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