Maverick City Music has recently been gaining traction in the Christian music world and very quickly at that. They entered the Contemporary Christian Music space in 2019 with a goal to produce authentic music; they have done just that. They aren't limited by rules, spoken or unspoken, and they create whatever flows in worship. The group says their process of making music is less a "songwriting factory" and much more so a place to express praise regardless of proficiency. This unique angle has certainly taken them far. With collaborations from Steffany Gretzinger to UPPERROOM, their music hits listeners as a refreshing breather during every listen. We take a look at two of their most recently released songs below from the album Jubilee: The Juneteenth Version. In addition to this is their upcoming album on July 9 Tribl I.
NEW: "Make it Right"
Well, I'm praying that You open our eyes Praying that You open our eyes again Father, please open our eyes Father, please open our eyes again
I love how realistic these lyrics are; instead of vaguely fluttering around a prominent problem, they focus intensely on real-life dialogue and situations. The message zooms in on God's ability to turn this upside down world right side up again. The singers acknowledge that life sometimes feels like being thrown spinning into the ocean, not knowing which way is up. With no sense of direction, people just stumble around looking for any remotely substantial source of happiness. But God knows how to fix this. He pulls us out of the mess, shows us true joy and then sends us back into that chaos right side up. He does this not to punish you but so you can go disciple the good news to everyone else still walking around with disoriented vision. I've learned that having "a good head on my shoulders" isn't extremely helpful if I don't have Jesus in my heart. I need a supernatural power everyday to keep walking. That supernatural power is God, the only one who can make all things right.
NEW: "Son of Suffering"
There's a God who weeps There's a God who bleeds Oh, praise the One Who had reached for me Hallelujah To the Son of suffering
This song means so much to me; just listening to it makes me feel home. With Jesus in my heart, home is wherever the presence of God is and He was definitely here during this expression of praise. The group speaks of God's immense sacrifice to save us. He is almighty, He could have just stayed in heaven and watched us run amuck. But no, our almighty Savior sent His one and only son to save us. By His suffering, we are healed; the ultimate sacrifice was made. It was made for us and I don't think I'll ever get over how amazing that is. All thanks to our Heavenly Father, we can have eternal life in Heaven, an incredible promise we will redeem someday. And until that day, His love lives among us. Hallelujah to the Son of suffering.
Selena Schulz is NRT’s youngest staff contributor. She loves God, music, reading, and writing.
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