Twila Paris

Songs

He Is Exalted

He Is Exalted

2015

He Is Exalted
Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits

2001

Run To You
Every Heart That Is Breaking
Lamb Of God
Warrior Is A Child

Warrior Is A Child

1995

The Warrior Is A Child
Do I Trust You

Artist Info

Born in 1958; daughter of Oren (a minister, musician, and songwriter) Paris; married Jack Wright; children: Jack Paris (J.P.) Wright. 

Often compared to famed songwriter Fanny Crosby for her musical homage to God, Twila Paris is among "modern inspirational music's most prolific singer-songwriters," according to Thom Granger in the All Music Guide. She has frequently been referred to as "the modern-day hymn-writer" and has written and recorded many charting singles in Christian music since the early 1980s, including more than 30 number-one hits. Her songs are gentle prayers put to music, with an up-tempo soft rock sound that closes the gap between traditional and contemporary inspirational music.

Virtually every Paris song focuses on relationships of a spiritual nature rather than earthly intimacy between two people. While not overly powerful, her voice has an ethereal quality that is well-suited to her choice of musical genre. In discussing Paris's Sanctuary album in 1992, Robert L. Doerschuk wrote in Keyboard that Paris has a "beautiful vocal timbre, which compensates for an apparently limited range."

Many Paris recordings have enjoyed long stays on the Christian music charts, and their success has made her a perennial nominee for the annual Gospel Music Association (GMA) Dove Awards. A number of her compositions are printed in hymnals used in churches around the world, among them "We Will Glorify," "Lamb of God," "How Beautiful," and "Faithful Men."

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