Zach Williams – Heart Of God (Single)

Essential Records

Release Date: July 29th 2022

Reviewed by: Joshua Andre

Zach Williams– Heart Of God (Single) (Amazon mp3/iTunes)

Track Listing:

  1. Heart Of God

Zach Williams, one of the most inspiring, thought-provoking, comforting, confronting and powerful CCM artists currently, is an artist that wears his heart on his sleeve. An incredibly honest and vulnerable artist; I wrote about Zach in my blog series about him a number of years ago, while we as a site have reviewed plenty of his albums. Zach’s big booming presence in the CCM industry is one of the bright spots and one of the more hard hitting and poignant artists that I have heard within the past few years. And while you all can read my blog to know the ins and outs of how Zach came to fame and how he came to be in the Christian music industry; let me just say that with a discography that includes hit songs like “Chain Breaker”, “Rescue Story”, as well as the smash hit single and award winning “There Was Jesus” with Dolly Parton… Zach’s stardom will only rise, and rise further quite exponentially in my opinion. My brother Jon has reviewed Zach’s two albums Chain Breaker (here) and Rescue Story (here)– and so for me to divulge more into Zach’s history would be pointless in this ‘review’ of sorts. Zach also released his deluxe edition of Rescue Story as well as his Christmas album last year… but now he is back with a brand new single called “Heart Of God”- the lead single from his upcoming album A Hundred Highways.

Seeing as though the upcoming album is set to release at the end of September, we could have waited until the release to ‘review’ this song. But one listen to the southern rock track “Heart Of God”, and I was hooked. I couldn’t not wait to write about this melody… and so here we are. “Heart Of God” is authentic, uninhibited, unafraid, and no-holds-barred. As Zach earnestly and passionately reiterates to us that ‘…there’s only love in the heart of God, no room for shame in His open arms, there’s beauty from ashes, so come as you are…’, we are presented with an uncompromising, freeing, and important facet of the gospel- that Jesus loves each one of us, and that He doesn’t imprint shame upon any of us. Whatever we’ve done, we can come to Jesus, and He will wash us all clean. There is nothing that can separate us from the love of God, and that’s what Zach’s song brilliantly conveys. Sure to inspire and provide comfort, Zach’s song of optimism and hope, that Jesus has saved us and that He has a heart full of love, is a breath of fresh air amongst a sea of feel-good nondescript CCM sameness. I do love CCM as a whole, but Zach’s song from his upcoming studio album, gives us an extra kick, and the fact that it delivers a great and inspiring message is pretty cool, as well. For Zach Williams, the sky is the limit- and “Heart Of God” further solidifies his place in the CCM industry, and perhaps in mainstream media.

Score: 5/5

RIYL: Third Day, Colony House, MercyMe, needtobreathe, Switchfoot, Creed

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