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Ghost Ship - The Good King [Review]

Ghost Ship - The Good King [Review]

By Mathew Reames on June 18, 2013

Ghost Ship, is released their first full length album, The Good King last week. Ghost Ship is the worship team for Mars Hill Downtown in Seattle. The project is a folk rock album in the vein of Rend Collective and Mumford and Sons. Overall the album is a little less congregational than other worship albums, but is filled with rich theology.

The opening track, “Mediator”, was taken from 1st Timothy 2:5-6. The poetic lyricism of the song is fantastic, and covers much of the gospel message. One such example, “There is only One God. There is only One Mediator, standing between God and man. He's the only way to salvation. He found the captives, broke the bondage of our chains.”

My favorite song on the album is “Lion Man”It has a driving feel to it that just builds your interest. The whole song is about Jesus as the ‘Lion Man of Judah.’ The song sings of the cross and how Christ willingly took vicious torture and death for our salvation.

“Holy Holy Holy” is another upbeat tune. It takes the classic hymn and gives it a good, strong rhythm. Additionally, they add a new chorus at the beginning that is intermixed into the song. If you are a fan of hymns, then this is definitely a song you should check out. It’s a good way to reintroduce the hymn without having to change your style to fit the traditional feel of the hymn.

The final standout track I want to highlight is the song “Behold The Lamb of God”. This one is excellent because it shares about the mighty works of the Lord. It takes a page from the book of Job when it says, “I have heard so many things, but now I have seen.” The song is about moving beyond stories and actually experiencing the Lord in a personal way.

The Good King is a very unique album. There are several songs that can be done in a church service, and there are some that are great for personal worship and reflecting on the message of the Gospel. This is definitely an album that is worth grabbing a hold of. It is a solid 4 out of 5 star album that will give you some fresh inspiration.

Disclosure: A copy of this album was provided by the record label or artist for review purposes. The iTunes widget above is a part of a third-party affiliate program.

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Mathew Reames

Mathew Reames

Mathew is a missionary and a worship leader serving the global body of Christ through worship training, biblical teaching, and evangelism. He resides in Lawrence, KS and Serves at Eagle Rock Church when not on the mission field.