Thursday, July 08, 2010

Jesus Christ (Once Again) - Matt Redman

Morning world.

I woke up this morning with this song by Matt Redman as my earworm (for the uninitiated the 'earworm' is a piece on Shaun Keaveny's breakfast show on BBC 6Music where listeners are invited to reveal the music that was going round their head's as they woke up - most of it is tragic I hasten to add!)

Matt Redman, in my opinion is one of the finest Christian contemporary song writers, and he and Martin Smith especially have really opened up genre for me and revitalised my views of worship songs as opposed to more traditional hymnody. I especially appreciate that whilst the words are simple like the melody, they are rooted at the heart of a lived, non-triumphalistic Christian faith and his words often wrestle with life with it's doubts and difficult questions.

I hope and pray that you are blessed by this as you listen.

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