There are albums that come along and stir your soul in such unique ways. That happened for me this spring when I first heard about The Corner Room, and in particular the album Love Never Ends.
The Corner Room is the music ministry of Cahaba Park Church from Birgmingham, Alabama, led by Adam Wright who serves as the Chief Musician. He has already produced 3 albums, including What Great Mystery EP and Psalms I. The Scriptural focus of these albums is self evident, I’ve been very thankful for these helpful collection of songs. Each of the songs are best called “Scripture songs”, employing Scripture verbatim into lyrical structure, all taken directly from the ESV Bible.
Musically, beginning with a spirited instrumental interlude to the first movement, you can sense the quality of the writing and creativity immediately. Grammy-nominated composer/arranger Don Hart adds his strings and brass to the mix, creating a wonderfully large symphonic sound that filled out my headphones. It was such a pleasing sound.
In the album Love Never Ends, 1 Corinthians 13 is the focus and rightly so. Split into three movements in classical sytle, each one uniquely captures the text with breathtaking musical imagery.
The presence of love in the midst of our exercise of spiritual gifts is such an unmistakably strong emphasis by the Apostle Paul, and that is entirely the same sense here in these songs. Beginning with a spirited instrumental interlude in Movement I, you can sense the quality of the writing and creativity immediately.
And Big Band! How often do you hear that on a Christian album!? It was a sensational addition to the “Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things” line from verse 7 in Movement II. This made the text so enthusiastic and engaging, bringing to life the zeal with which we walk the “way of love.”
Movement III begins in verse 11, “When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways.” Softly spoken, with a playfully, yet sad remembrance of past perspective. Wonderfully done.
This style of musical genre is difficult to write, and even harder to do well. Adam Wright has done such a great service of love for music lovers and the church with these offerings of worship.
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