“It’s Our Time”
Dr. Vera Goodman & Anointed Praise
First Lady Productions (2014)
The ensemble from Jacksonville, Florida, that gave us the flowing, dramatic “I Believe” offers “It’s Our Time,” a tough-talking staccato declaration of war on the devil.
“He don’t fight fair, but we ain’t scared,” the group sings, like prayer warriors clad in armor suits preparing for battle. “We’re taking over, ‘cause it’s our time.” The single is one more example of how Dr. Vera Goodman & Anointed Praise deserves a closer look by major labels and gospel radio PDs.
Incidentally, “I Believe” is now available as a radio single. At 4:53, it is three minutes shorter than the original but hasn’t lost any of its heft to the cutting room floor.