Must Own/Must Gift: Behold the Lamb of God
December 15, 2010 by Ryan
Behold the Lamb of God: The True Tall Tale of the Coming of Christ
Gather ‘round, ye children come
Listen to the old, old story
of the power of death undone
by an infant born of glory
Son of God
Son of Man…
It may be enough to tell you that iTunes says that we have listened to this album about 230 times since we found it in 2008. It is Scripture simplicity in stunning lyrical form, and it has knocked my socks off. Beyond any other music, the effect that this album has had on my heart is almost unrivaled, coupled with the move in 2008, a wonderful new church, the realization of the beauties of The Jesus Storybook Bible…these things combined at once to open Scripture to me as I had never seen it. It enhances the beauty of the Old Testament and the incarnation as I had not known.
I meant to do a listing on TBAP of my favorite Christmas albums. I would need to figure out what to do Messiah, which has been shaping the world for a lot longer than this has, but this certainly is the top of my heap for anything written in the last 100 years…far and away.
You can get this on Amazon at the link above or below, but it’s also on iTunes
and it’s also free to listen to online here
(studio edition preferred but live edition included) and here
(with lyrics). But the best place to buy it is straight from the artists
(and it’s $2 cheaper than iTunes).
This is one in a series of posts this month of things, one at a time, that must be on your wishlist and on your giving lists. It will be mostly books, but it will be some of the best things available. I’m not trying to promote consumerism. I’m endorsing breadth and depth, and this is the month that you’re buying.
Give a hoot. Don’t miss any of them. Here are the others.