New Music – April Edition

Music is an important part of who I am and a large part of how I express my faith and love for God. I spend a lot of time listening to music, playing, and singing. iTunes tracks how many times you play individual songs, I have one song, “Ruin Me,” by Jeff Johnson that has been played over 2400 times in the last 4 years (when I bought the song). Songs help me express myself before an omnibenevolent (all good), omnipotent (all powerful), omnipresent (everywhere), omniscient (all knowing) God who loves me anyways.

A couple times a month, I dive in to iTunes and youtube to find new music. Sometimes I discover songs and artists that are new, sometimes I find artists and songs that are new to me but have been on the scene for a while, and sometimes I am reminded of songs that I once love but hadn’t listened to in a while. I thought I would share some of what I’m listening to with those of you who are interested.

Before I share though, understand that buying whole CDs in rare for me, I usually buy a couple of songs that I like off of a CD and leave it at that. Each year I probably purchase 5-10 whole CDs. Maybe that sounds like a lot, but I have 2,404 songs in iTunes, so you have to understand that 5-10 CDs (40-100 songs) is really not that much. So when I tell you I’ve bought 5 whole CDs in the last month, you have to understand that is unusual for me. Of the CDs I bough this month 4 are Christian music: Third Day‘s “Lead Us Back: Songs of Worship,” Passion’s “Passion: Even So Come,” Matt Maher‘s “Saints and Sinners,” and Lauren Daigle‘s “How Can It Be.” The one non-Christian CD I bought this month was The Piano Guy‘s self titled CD, “The Piano Guy’s.”

Those CDs represent about half the track I bought last month, it was a heavy month even for me. Here are a couple of song  that I purchased independently last month that I’ve really enjoyed: Songs are listed Song Title” | Artists | Album Name | Genre

  1. “My Heart is Yours” | Kristian Stanfill | Passion: Take It All | Christian
  2. “Touch the Sky” | Hillsong | Empires | Christian
  3. “This I Believe” | NewSong | Faithful | Christian
  4. “Let Them See You” | JJ Weeks Band | All Over the World | Christian
  5. “Baby I’m Right” | Darius Rucker | Southern Style | Country
  6. “Believe” | Mumford & Sons | Wilder Mind | Alternative
  7. “Trouble” | Imagine Dragons | Smoke + Mirrors | Alternative

One other track that I would like to mention is “It is Well” done by the North Point. The add a little to the traditional chorus, it’s definitely worth listening to. You can find it on youtube.

Finally, my song of the month… “Because He Lives (Amen)” Matt Maher.

Published by John-David Culbertson

I am the Associate Pastor for Students at FBC Monahans. I am a graduate of Dallas Baptist University (BA in Biblical Studies) and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Advanced Masters of Divinity). I am currently enrolled as a student at Dallas Baptist University working on a Masters of Business Administration and Masters of Arts in Leadership. I love Christ and I am passionate about the church. It is my goal to server the Jesus Christ in whatever capacity He would place me and wherever He would send me.

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