So much of what is called 'Christian Music' nowadays, is nothing more than a bunch heretical noise. Truth be told I'd rather listen to Van Halen. At least Eddie and the boys don't put up any pretense of being 'Christian' or moral.
That being said, you can only imagine my complete joy and surprise when I discovered some amazing work by a group of people who have taken old hymn’s and reworked them with beautiful and reverent ‘modern’ music . Even as I type this I can hardly believe that this was possible. Most ‘hymn re-tread’ attempts by the ‘Maranatha Music’ types are filled with as many artificial sweeteners as diet sodas. They are not worth the hard drive space on my iPod. This is NOT the case with the people over at igracemusic.com. These folks actually understand that worship music is supposed to be Christ Centered and carry the deep teachings of our faith rather than the shallow mantra’s of today’s contemporary worship music.
One album in particular has caught my undying attention. I think it is the absolute BEST music I've heard in years.
The album is called "The Builder and the Architect" by Sandra McCracken. Click Here to preview this album.
Sandra's renditions of ‘Thy Mercy’ and ‘The Love of Christ is Rich and Free’ take my breath away.