Building upon his first two albums, Greg Long's 1998 release Jesus Saves is predominately CCM in nature. He blends upbeat adult contemporary sounds with touches of inspirational and gospel to form a project that may not be as musically or lyrically strong as Cross My Heart and Days of Grace, but definitely compares in style and content. True to the project's title, the album's overriding theme is the mercy of God. "Man of Sorrows," an upbeat, electric guitar-carried song, looks at the crucifixion, while the moderately paced semi-piano ballad "Mercy Said No" speaks of God persistent love. The project also includes "Everything Is Gonna Be Alright" and the album's first radio single, "We Love You Jesus."
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AllMusic Review by Ashleigh Kittle