I enjoy music, but sometimes I don’t enjoy music when I’m at church, this isn’t because the band is bad, but often because the songs are boring musically. I know I could start a whole debate on worship wars and that’s not my intention in this post.
Joe Day (52 Songs guy) from Mars Hill Church in seattle has produced an album, Grace, that I personally enjoy. It is musically interesting and theologically dense, with many songs being old school hymns, and while I admit that performing these songs may not work within some congregations, it does well to push the envelope of what we consider to be ‘worship’ songs.
My favourite song on the album would have to be the opening track, Death to Life. It is a poignant reminder of how Jesus has saved us from death and given us life. As dead people we are unable to save ourselves and need a saviour to bring us life. This is all by grace.