These thousand hills

Christian contemporary music has long seemed a wasteland for if you’re looking for Biblical lyrics. Word and sacrament are out, feelings-based mysticism is in. The most annoying feature of much of this music is that it’s all about me: how I feel, what will I do, etc. That’s one reason — along with snarling guitars — why this is one of the best recordings of the last 10 years. It speaks to the first and truest words in Rick Warren’s Purpose-Driven Life: “It’s not about you” (alas, if only Warren had stopped writing right there…).

The Lord’s kingdom rolls ever on. He owns the cattle on a thousand hills (Ps. 50:10). All authority on heaven and earth is His (Matt 28:18).

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