Yes, I think it is one of the most beautiful "old" praise songs that's ever been written. It's really beautiful song without any music with a building full of hundreds of people singing it. The spirit was definitely present and it was awesome.
I haven't heard Michael Smith singing it but it doesn't matter. If it's in praise to our Lord and it comes from the heart then it doesn't matter who is singing it or what it sounds like to us - it's what it sounds like to God.
Don't try to figure our those who have negative remarks. It's what's in a persons heart that means something to God. We aren't suppose to try and figure out others. We are only held accountable for what we ourselves do not for what others do. We are supposed to tell about God's love and if they are accepting then it's our job to help grow them up in the Lord otherwise we kick the dust off our feet and keep on going.
For those who believe it to be bull crap or those who have never heard of it or those who don't understand, it's called ignorance because they either don't believe, haven't taken the time to read God's word or they just don't care. In any case the one who said that he/she didn't understand praising God when he sent people to hell doesn't realize that God gave His all for the sins of people just like he/she that God knew wouldn't accept His only Son, Jesus Christ. And for their information God doesn't send anyone to hell, people send themselves when they refuse to believe in the one Savior who acutally went to hell, walked this earth as a man but was without sin and because of HIS LOVE for us was willing to allow man to torture him and be cruicified on a cross so that we wouldn't have to go to hell. All one has to do is believe, truly believe and Heaven is where that person will go. It's a person's choice. God doesn't chose for us. It's our choice whether or not we want to see Heaven or see Hell. So please don't go blaming God for the mistakes that we ourselves make. God already gave His all - what more do you want Him to give and what have we given????
My own personal experience