Friday, April 22, 2011

Good Friday + Tunes

Hillsong United started off as the Youth Band at Hillsong church in Australia and has put out numerous (incredible) albums.  Their latest album Aftermath is off the charts.  I highly recommend getting it- the music is powerful and unique and the lyrics are good for the soul. The song "Aftermath" which leads into "B.E. (Instrumental)" spoke volumes to me. It gave me chills. I feel like the song paired with the instrumental portion takes you on a journey of His life, death, and resurrection.

Happy Good Friday to you all. Among the Easter egg hunts and candy - lets remember to have perspective on what this weekend really stands for and how it made an eternal impact in history.

"...He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on Him, and by His wounds we are healed." Isaiah 53:5


The skies lay low where You are
On the earth You rest Your feet
Yet the hands that cradle the stars
Are the hands that bled for me

In that moment of glorious surrender
You were broken for all the world to see
Lifted out of the ashes
I am found in the aftermath

Freedom found in Your scars
In Your grace my life redeemed
For You chose to take the sinner's crown
As You placed Your crown on me

In that moment of glorious surrender
Was the moment You broke the chains in me
Lifted out of the ashes
I am found in the aftermath

And in that moment You opened up the heavens
To the broken, the beggar, and the thief
Lifted out of the wreckage
I find hope in the aftermath

And I know that You're with me
Yes I know that You're with me here
And I know Your love will light the way
Now all I have I count it all as loss

But to know You, to carry the cross
Knowing I'm found
In the Light of the aftermath


iTunes Review: "It almost isn’t fair that Hillsong has such a deep roster of seasoned praise & worship leaders to craft an album as diverse as Aftermath. Because historically, if there’s one complaint about modern Christian worship music, it’s that it can lack variety and rarely ventures outside its safe zone. In that context, listening to Aftermath is truly an experience: an event as real and engaging as the worship team’s well-documented stage show that has been seen by the masses on six continents. Most bands would consider and album like this to be their magnum opus, but that would connote an apex, and Hillsong shows no indication that they are going anywhere but up. Alternating vocalists between tracks adds fresh variety and pomp. The team shouts refrains on “Nova” and “Go” amid percussive rhythms that sound like a cross between Chris Tomlin, Coldplay, and even Kings of Leon. The guitar work on “Take Heart”, “Father” and “Rhythms of Grace” is delicate and captivating, evolving into a Sarah McLaclan-like trance on “Like an Avalanche” and “Bones”. Aftermath shows that Hillsong continue to set the bar high and blur the lines between studio albums and live worship."

1 comment:

  1. Happy Easter Abby! So glad we were able to spend it (a day early!) with you and Logan. Love, love my pretty purple hydragenas! Thank you.



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