Sojourn’s 2007 worship album connects the worship practices of the Church gathered to the ordinary stuff of daily life, a life lived before the throne of God. This life is a rich and varied experience of adoration, confession, thanksgiving, prayer for guidance, prayers of repentance and communal sharing of God’s peace, blessing and love.
Comprised of one classic hymn and ten new songs for worship written by members of the Sojourn community, “Before The Throne” is our most ambitious and collaborative project to date. From straight-on rockers like “My Maker And My King” to jazz-influenced cuts like “I’m Coming Back,” and from contemporary hymns such as “In The Shadow Of The Glorious Cross” and “Lead Us Back” to praise songs like “Come And Sing” and “There Is A Peace,” this album leads us through the movements of life, helping to inform and transform our prayers and remind us that no matter where we go, we are living and breathing in the presence of God, and that all of our lives are lived “Before The Throne.”
The vocalists and musicians on this collection have shared the stage with artists like Norah Jones, Derek Webb, Bill Mallonee and Peter Searcy, but never have they sounded better than on this theologically compelling and musically diverse set of new music for the modern Church.
released August 7, 2007
Produced by Mike Cosper
Engineered by Eddy Morris
Mixed by Neil Robins
supported by 16 fans who also own “Before The Throne”
I appreciate SG's balance between being singable and musically interesting; between being accesible and having theological depth. There is real wisdom behind these projects. I can enjoy them as "listening music" and as "congregational music" Dan Montgomery