There was about a decade where I gave up on listening to Christian music outside of worship times in church settings. All the peppy and shallow CCM had left me pretty disillusioned with the whole Christian music scene. But during that period, whenever I happened to hear my friends listening to Sojourn Music, a quiet hope was kept alive that solid truth could indeed be wed to skillful music that stirs the soul. For that, I am incredibly grateful. The powerful effect on my spiritual affections of eventually recovering the importance of tasting God’s beauty through music is one of the reasons I post a song every week.
How can we stay silent When the noise of praise has gone? Our tongues can't dare keep quiet Til His Righteousness shines like the dawn How can we grow tired When his return is nigh? The skyline will burn bright again Like a diadem on the crown of Christ A brand new name, Straight from the mouth of God, The orphaned ones now take Through the waning years He preserves His own In a City No Longer forsaken How can we not clear the way With such open grace? How can we withhold our prayers To the God who spares all who His seek His face? A brand new land Tilled by his tender hand the thorns and thistles break From the desert sand the harvest comes In a city no longer forsaken Unbend the road, the Savior rides! Send up the signal high Over the gravel waste, His highway runs In a city no longer forsaken Every door will be stained with Salvation's name In a City no Longer Forsaken
“A City No Longer Forsaken” by Sojourn Music