Monday, April 14, 2014

Kari Jobe's 'Majestic' Is a Quiet Tribute to Our God

Everything seemed to just come together for Kari Jobe and her new album and DVD, Majestic. The live album was recorded at the end of last November at the aptly named Majestic Theater in Dallas, Texas. The album also features the song, “How Majestic,” which was originally started by Matt Redman and Chris Tomlin. The story goes that Jobe’s manager had just booked the Majestic Theater for the live recording when she got a call from the songwriting duo. They explained that they had been working on a new song, but kept thinking of Jobe and asked if she wanted to be a part of it.

The song sits in the middle of the album like an anchor holding everything else together. Jobe wanted to emphasize that God’s majesty is like nothing else by creating a song that builds with anticipation. In the end, the lyrics are simple but powerful:
Without a word, the mountains speak - The song that all creation singsThe painted skies, the sun and stars - The heavens tell how great You areThe heavens tell how great You are How majestic is Your name - How majestic is Your nameJesus, wonderful, powerful - You’re the Lord of allHow majestic is Your name A rugged cross, a humble King - How beautiful the mysteryThat love would bleed from majesty - All rise, all rise in highest praiseYour name will reign through all eternity - Our hope, our strength, our victoryWe bow down, down at Your feet

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