I just downloaded Luke Wood's new album. Okay, it's not new. It actually came out last year, but it's new to me. His previous album "The Law and the Prophets," has long been one of my favorites. I have been listening to it non-stop for the past couple of days, which made me think, "I wonder if Ol' Luke has a new album." So I pulled him up on Napster and downloaded "The Sound of War." All I can say is: "Wow!" It doesn't disappoint. This man must bathe in Scripture. Just as in his previous album, "The Sound of War" drips with both biblical allusions and direct scripture references. His style is a little more upbeat than his previous album but stays well within his acoustic indie-rock roots. My favorite track right now is "King and Priest." Check out these lyrics.
You saved us
You hold the scepter and the censer,
Youʼre our King and Priest forever
Immanuel, God with us has come, our Great High Priest
Who ever lives to intercede
Who can stand before the son of man, exalted to the right hand of God
Every knee will bow, for every eye will see Him on the clouds in power
Immanuel, God with us, come home, and be our King,
Jesus, claim Your Throne
We Your people volunteer,
we come now of our own free will and beckon You to return
Lead us in through Zionʼs gates where the Throne of David waits
Oh King of Righteousness, let Your glory fill the earth
So good! This album is one of my new favorites. If you love good music and scripture, then it will quickly become one of your favorites as well. This is a "must have" for your library. Go get it today. Seriously. Go get it. And if you don't love it, then you must not love the Bible. Just kidding… or am I?