In addition to being the matriarch of a modern gospel dynasty (the Winans, BeBe & CeCe, Angie & Debbie), Delores "Mom" Winans is a wonderfully gifted artist in her own right.

In addition to being the matriarch of a modern gospel dynasty (the Winans, BeBe & CeCe, Angie & Debbie), Delores "Mom" Winans is a wonderfully gifted artist in her own right. Every five years or so, she graces her public with an album of her own. Welcome to "Hymns From My Heart." Producer Dana Reed casts a variety of letter-perfect settings for Winans' warm, rich voice on each of these eight classic songs and four medleys. From smooth jazz ("Blessed Assurance") and Sunday-morning church ("He'll Understand and Say Well Done") to the torchy interpretation of "It Took a Miracle" and a touching duet with Winans' husband, David ("Take My Hand, Precious Lord/ Where He Leads Me"), this is true soul music at its sweetest.—GE