"...forgive us please, as we fight for this broken world on our knees".
That is the passionate cry of Martin Smith - front man of Delirious? - in the song 'Our God Reigns', taken from the new album, The Mission Bell, which I purchased back in December.
It's been a while since I talked about music on this blog and I've decided that this track is worthy of a mention. The Mission Bell is very much one of their more overtly Christian albums and perhaps slightly disappointingly it is not as accessible or as raw as some of their earlier work is. But it's really grown on me, and it's musically pretty good.
I think that 'Our God Reigns' is a particularly powerful track, despite the inclusion of some cringeworthy lyrics. It successfully combines a reflection of the mess we've made in this world with a poignant, powerful, and joyous reminder that through it all - above all, even - Our God does indeed reign.