Filmed in the magnificent setting of the Tower of David in David's Citadel Museum, this is a wonderful musical journey, and though the concert is at night, with the ancient stones lit up behind the singers, we also get to see this incredible place in the daylight. Bill and Gloria Gaither and their musical friends take us not only to Jerusalem, but also to some much loved vistas around Israel, and sing one song, "Peace, be Still," aboard a boat on the Sea of Galilee.
The song selections are in a variety of styles, and two of my favorites have their roots in Hebraic melodies, "The Mighty One of Israel," and "He is Jehovah."
If you appreciate Bill and Gloria Gaither's friendly manner and joyous concerts, you will find much to like in this DVD.
Total running time is 100 minutes.
The DVD Extras include 3 bonus songs: The beautiful Israeli song "Jerusalem of Gold," sung partly in Hebrew by Larry Ford, "Day Three" by Lordsong, and "Lead Me to the Rock" by Stephen Hill.
There are also interviews with Velma Vester, who tells of the tragic but inspiring history behind the hymn "It is Well With My Soul," Abir Nasee, who owns a gallery of ancient artifacts, and gives us some historical insights, as does Jan Willem Van Der Hooven.
1: "Jerusalem," The Hoppers
2: "Resurrection," Guy Penrod
3: "The Mighty One of Israel," Bekki Smith
4: "Shalom Y'all," Mark Lowry, The Isaacs
5: "Can't Stop Talkin' About Him," Gaither Vocal Band
6: "The Blood Will Never Lose its Power," Chrystal Washington, Lillie Knauls
7: "The River Keeps A-Rollin'," Booth Brothers
8: "Bethlehem, Galilee, Gethsemane," Russ Taff
9: "El Shaddai," Janet Paschal
10: "Peace, Be Still," Homecoming Friends
11: "Moses, Take Your Shoes Off," Jessy Dixon, Sonya Isaacs, Chrystal Washington
12: "It Is Well With My Soul," Guy Penrod, David Phelps
13: "He is Jehovah," Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
14: "Walkin' in Jerusalem," Buddy Greene, The Isaacs
15: "Heroes," The Isaacs
16: "I Walked Today Where Jesus Walked," Larnelle Harris
17: "Then He Bowed His Head and Died," Larry Ford
18: "These Are They," Gaither Vocal Band
19: "Next Time We Meet," Charlotte Richie
20: "Holy Ground," Joy Gardner