Friday, October 25, 2013

Album Spotlight: The Water & The Blood by Dustin Kensrue

I know this is not something we do often at the Christians In Context blog, but I've had an album on continuous repeat and I wanted to make my joy complete and share it with you guys. Dustin Kensrue, frontman for post-hardcore/experimental rock band Thrice and worship pastor at Mars Hill, has recently released an album on Mars Hill's new record label Mars Hill Music.

The first two songs I wanted to share from The Water & The Blood, "Rejoice" and "My One Comfort", are probably gonna end up in my regular rotation for corporate worship at my church in short order. The last one, "It's Not Enough", reads just like a modern retelling of the book of Ecclesiastes (lyrics shared below).

Enjoy!

Rejoice


My One Comfort


It's Not Enough


Though all the wealth of men was mine to squander
And towers of ivory rose beneath my feet
Were palaces of pleasure mine to wander
The sum of it would leave me incomplete

Though every soul would hold my name in honor
And truest love was always by my side
My praises sung by grateful sons and daughters
My soul would never still be satisfied

It’s not enough, it’s not enough
I could walk the world forever
Till my shoes were filled with blood
It’s not enough, it’s not enough

Though I could live for all to lift them higher
Or spend the centuries seeking light within
Though I indulged my every dark desire
Exhausting every avenue of sin

It’s not enough, it’s not enough
I could walk the world forever
Till my shoes were filled with blood
It’s not enough, it’s not enough
I could right all wrongs, or ravage
Everything beneath the sun
It’s not enough, it’s not enough

To make me whole
It’s not enough, it never was
Awake my soul
It’s not enough, it never was

It’s not enough, it’s not enough
I could walk the world forever
Till my shoes were filled with blood
It’s not enough, it’s not enough
I could right all wrongs, or ravage
Everything beneath the sun
It’s not enough, it’s not enough
Though all would bow to me
Till I could drink my fill of fear and love
It’s not enough, it’s not enough

1 comment:

David Carlson said...

not a fan (don't hate, just not a fan) of the first two songs, but that third one is really quite good. Production values of the video are are ehh, but great music