Jars of Clay
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||God Be Merciful to Me||Jars of Clay||4:31||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||I Need Thee Every Hour||Jars of Clay||3:47||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||God Will Lift Up Your Head||Jars of Clay||4:22||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||I'll Fly Away||Jars of Clay||4:42||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Nothing But the Blood||Jars of Clay||4:12||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Let Us Love and Sing and Wonder||Jars of Clay||4:24||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||O Come and Mourn With Me Awhile (Our Lord Is Crucified)||Jars of Clay||4:03||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Hiding Place||Jars of Clay||4:07||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Jesus, I Lift My Eyes||Jars of Clay||3:28||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||It Is Well With My Soul||Jars of Clay||3:55||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||On Jordan's Stormy Banks I Stand||Jars of Clay||4:32||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Thou Lovely Source of True Delight||Jars of Clay||4:28||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||They'll Know We Are Christians By Our Love||Jars of Clay||3:06||$1.29||View in iTunes|
It makes sense for Jars of Clay to take on the challenge of re-imagining traditional hymns in modern terms. The band’s affinity for folk melodies and classical shadings allows it to step away from pop modes and connect with time-honored traditions on 2005’s Redemption Songs. This isn’t to say that the album is a staid affair — the versions found here of “Nothing But the Blood” (recorded with the legendary Blind Boys of Alabama) and “I’ll Fly Away” (featuring Sarah Kelly) offer quick cures for the spiritual blahs. They reconfigure “I Need Thee Every Hour” as a spacey country-rocker, offer “On Jordan’s Stormy Banks I Stand” as an Appalachian march, and transform “Jesus, I Lift My Eyes” as an easy-going acoustic shuffle. “They'll Know We Are Christians By Our Love” — a hymn of more recent vintage — gains an austere power through the band’s brooding treatment. Not everything works equally well (“Let Us Love and Sing and Wonder” feels overly sleek for instance) but Redemption Songs succeeds in recasting gems of faith in sympathetic and creative new settings.
Jars of Clay Redemption Songs
This album is really a down to earth, not a lot of flash kind of collection. Jars of Clay once again has added their own unique sound to some of the old hymns. I treasure their artistic openess and adding spark to the hymns. I recommend this to someone who is wanting to just hang out and relax and sing along to some great songs.
Good takes on the old
This album contains great variety and takes hymns to a different level. I have grown to enjoy almost all of the songs on the album. I really enjoy contemporary worship music, but there is something about hymns that can never be replaced. (I think at least) I really like the creativity used to redo some great hymns. I appreciate hymns and they will always hold a dear place in my heart, and I really respect those who add a new twist to them. (without too much change, of course). I hope you enjoy the truthful lyrics and worshipful attitude this album brings. May our great God be eternally praised.
This album is really good! Theu have many diffrent ways to sing this music. Totally buy this album! Jars of Clay u rock! God luvs you!
Formed: 1993 in Greenville, IL
Genre: Christian & Gospel
Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s