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Year of Release: 2004
Where You Lead Me
Here With Me
In The Blink Of An Eye
When You Spoke
A Million Miles Away
Caught Up In The Middle
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The Christian band MercyMe marks their second arrival here on WSVNRadio, with their 2004 release, Undone. (Their first appearance was in 2010,
The Generous Mr. Lovewell. Two #1 songs were from this album,
"Here With Me" and "In The Blink Of An Eye." It also spent two weeks on the Christian Albums Chart. MercyMe is one of many popular bands in
Christian music, next to those such as Casting Crowns, Third Day, Newsboys. Truly spoken, MercyMe is a band with a force, as they sing of the Jesus faith,
and positive lyrics.
The album opens with an accoustic sounding sound, "Where You Lead Me," another song that could have easily reached #1. (Millions of people
will spend all of their lives searching for meaning.) A good Christian Rock style has "Everything Impossible." (In the dictionary,
faith is defined as a confident belief in truth that does not rest on logical proof or material evidence.) The two #1 songs follow, "Here With
Me," a powerful and great spiritual song, (It boggles our minds to know that the God of the universe is madly in love with us.), and
"In The Blink Of An Eye" has a more Pop style, as it meets the Christian styled faith. (Life is too short to not live for something bigger.)
"Unaware" keeps the Pop Christian sound alive. "Homesick," despite its title, tells the story of we lose our loved ones, as they are in a
much better place, with God. (During the making of this CD, we had several people close to us pass away, including Jim's father, Bart's uncle, and
Bart's twenty year old brother-in-law. Not only are they gone,but they are in the physical presence of the very one who consumes our hearts. And that can
make a guy incredibly homesick.)
"When You Spoke My Name" is another powerful tune. (We pursue Christ because He first pursued us. We Sing to Him because He first sang
over us. We speak His name because He first spoke ours, Amen.) More spiritual power continues with "A Million Miles Away." (God is
not sitting far away somewhere with a big magnifying glass, but He is an ever present God who knows everything about us and still loves us.)
"Caught In The Middle" has a more Rock edge. (Our greatest desires pale in comparison to what God desires for us.) "Never Alone"
proves the statement that you are never alone, with God. (No matter how hard things may get, there is a God who will never leave us nor forsake
us.) How powerful are the lyrics in "Undone" here: "To the cross I run // Holding high my chains undone // Now I am finally free //
Free to be what I've become // Undone" Wow. (For I am determined to know nothing while I am with you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.)
"Shine On" is one of comforting songs, with its easy style, with the positive lyrics of God being the light to shine on. (If God is not
relevant in today's society... what is?) The beautiful piano-driven "Keep Singing" ends the album, where the road may have its bumps, but
we have to keep "singing," keep praising. (It's been a hard year to say the least.)
MercyMe proves they can make incredible spiritual music. The Undone notes from the band: We decided on the title "undone" because it sums up
where we are as a ministry and as individuals. We thought we knew where we were headed until Christ stopped in and everything came "undone." While His
plans came together, our plans came unraveled. I believe that is exactly where God wants us... undone. Incomplete. Unsettled with what we think is best,
and embracing Christ, who knows what's best. Trust me, we will never know all the answers or have it all together, but thankfully, we know who does.
Undone, Bart Millard, vocalist of MercyMe
As most Christian Rock radio stations say: Positive, uplifting music... MercyMe is that, and more. More of MercyMe's music will reappear
here, as well as many other Christian artists to come.
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