The Bible makes a very radical idea inescapable: not only is the gospel the interpretive norm for the whole Bible, but there is an important sense in which Jesus Christ is the mediator of the meaning of everything that exists. In other words, the gospel is the hermeneutical norm for the whole of reality.
- Graeme Goldsworthy
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
Over the Grave
No bleeding bird, no bleeding beast No hyssop branch no priest No running brook no flood no sea Can wash away this stain from me.
For only your blood is enough to cover my sin For only your blood is enough to cover me.
The new album by Sojourn Music, "Over the Grave" is simply awesome. All of their albums have been really good. But this one has really blown me away. It sounds like nothing come out of Nashville and is of a quality that is rare compared to any album I have. It's got the blues, soul, indie rock, americana and everything in between.
Each song is inspired by the hymns of Isaac Watts. So you will hear a lot that sounds familiar in the lyrics, though the tunes are all original.
How good is this album? To be honest, I cannot imagine hearing a better album this year. I know, I know...mutemath has a new album to be released next month...but I stand by what I just said. This album is that good.
You can listen to some of the tunes over at their facebook page. Soon you will be able to download from iTunes, etc but I tell you, it is worth ordering and getting through snail mail at their webstore.