Al Denson

Take Me to the Cross

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While many songs and albums have stories behind them, Al Denson's 1997 release Take Me to the Cross literally has a tale that is linked to the title song. It is the story of a lost little girl, unaware of the way home. A man and his wife stop to help the young girl; however, being three years old, she does not even know her last name or her phone number. Finally she tells them that if she sees a cross that sits on top of an old church near her residence, she can find her way home. This story is the allegorical message of Denson's album, which points to the cross of Calvary as the way home. A blend of upbeat CCM and gentle inspirational stylings, the project's best tracks include "Who'll Pray for Me?" and "The Road Less Traveled." Also included are "If You Only Knew," which expresses regret over words unsaid, and "The Choice."

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