See the Morning is a reflection on God’s faithfulness to be there for us through all times of our lives (especially during the difficult and dark times). The album also examines the renewal and refreshing that often happens in the morning throughout God’s Word.
The opening song, “How Can I Keep from Singing,” almost has a double meaning. The melody of this song draws you in and you may be surprised and how quickly you are singing along. Tomlin also does a good job of slowing things down in the right place. It seems that just when you are ready to take a break from the drums and guitars and the faster, more upbeat music, there is a natural break on the album. “Glory in the Highest” and “Uncreated One” are beautiful ballad songs that reflect on the awesomeness of God. And the final song on See the Morning, “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)” takes one of the most recognized religious songs and adds a new meaning to it in a powerful way.
Tomlin has been successful in the past with worship music because church-goers are drawn to his songs because of the ease of learning them and beginning to sing along and there is no difference with this album. Hopefully, this is what worship in Heaven will be like; praising God with an excitement that is contagious.