by Rick Pidcock
It’s getting to be that time of year again, when songs of chestnuts, an imaginary fat guy, and flying reindeer fill the airwaves. It’s a time when unbelieving secular artists sing a song or two about a God they don’t believe in. And it’s time for many of us to wish that there were more creative, excellent Christmas music choices to enjoy.
Sojourn Music is a group from Sojourn Community Church in Louisville, KY that produces contemporary hymns, psalms, and songs of lament and praise, with a very modern, folk rock style.
In their newly released Christmas album, they provide a soulful, desperate, and fresh approach to a number of well known, and some not so well known Christmas songs.
I am especially excited about their rendition of “O Come, O Come Emmanuel.” I’ve always wished that this song would be recorded with a more upbeat, desperate rejoicing feel to it. And their rendition did just that.
If you’re looking for some fresh, creative new Christmas music this season that rises above what you generally find on pop radio, then I strongly recommend checking out A Child Is Born.
You can listen to the album below for free, and purchase it at the link provided for as low as $9.