His Word Remains| Posted February 16, 2017
Whether it's my personal current season of life or the recent political climate, Lauren Talley's The Gospel is refreshing. As a Christian I'm encouraged and reminded through her lyrics that "God is who he says He is," and His Word remains. And that's just in the first song.
The rest of the album is equally poignant and uplifting. From Janet Paschal's classic "I Am Not Ashamed" to "What Grace Is Mine" (set to the old Irish tune "Londonderry Air"), a recurring theme is God's faithfulness. Multiple tracks speak of His eternal nature. In "The God Who Never Changes," Talley sings, "but oh in a world that's going crazy / I can count on the God who never changes / oh when nothing stays the same/ I know I can count on the God who never changes."
"The Blood of Jesus Speaks for Me" stands out not only because the lyrics penetrate so deeply, but also because it sounds different. Atypical for most new music, the song sounds like an old hymn, powerful and reverent. The last verse bursts with realized expectation: "O let my soul arise and sing / My confidence is not in vain / The One who fights for me is King / His oath, His covenant remain / No condemnation now I dread / Eternal hope is mine instead / His Word will stand, I stand redeemed / The blood of Jesus speaks for me." As the songwriter David Moffit describes, "Rest. Peace. Freedom. Confidence. Assurance. Into everything scrambled. Into everything confused. He is fighting for us. He is King and the Word He speaks will forever stand." Lauren Talley takes this beautifully written opus and breathes even more artistry and honesty into it with her vocals.
The Bottom Line: Lauren Talley is passionate about empowering and encouraging people to live a victorious, joyful and purposeful Christian life. The Gospel does exactly that by reminding us who God is and how we can respond.
Song to Download Now:
"The Blood Of Jesus Speaks For Me" (Get it on iTunes here.)