Red Mountain Music

You really need to know about Red Mountain Music. Their stated purpose from their website is as follows:

Our particular focus is arranging new music for all-but-forgotten hymn texts. We are excited to be a part of a hymn re-write movement that is truly resurrecting hymns for the church nationwide.

Free lyrics, guitar chords and sheet music are available on their website. I have all four of their CDs, but I think their latest is their best. It is titled: “Help My Unbelief” and is a collection of hymns compiled in a hymnal by William Gadsby in the mid 1800’s. The words to the title track are as follows (Sample Audio Clip):

I know the Lord is nigh,
And would but cannot pray,
For Satan meets me when I try,
And frights my soul away.
And frights my soul away.

I would but can’t repent,
Though I endeavor oft;
This stony heart can ne’er relent
Till Jesus makes it soft.
Till Jesus make it soft.

Help my unbelief. Help my unbelief.
Help my unbelief.
My help must come from Thee.

I would but cannot love,
Though wooed by love divine;
No arguments have power to move
A soul as base as mine.
A soul so base as mine.

I would but cannot rest,
In God’s most holy will;
I know what He appoints is best,
And murmur at it still.
I murmur at it still.

© 2006 Red Mountain Music
www.redmountainmusic.com

Another song on the album that has been particularly encouraging to me is one titled “My Soul Rejoice and Sing”. Its lyrics are as follows (Sample Audio Clip):

My soul rejoice and sing,
Thy Father’s glorious praise;
And let His precious love,
Employ thee all thy days;
To save my soul from hell,
Was His eternal will;
And bless His precious name,
His purpose to fulfill.

He took the Lord, the great I AM,
And as a nail He fastened Him.

When deep calls to deep,
And sins like mountains rise,
And the old prince of hell,
Says all the Bible’s lies,
This nail is fastened, in my heart,
Nor will it e’er, from me depart.

My wicked heart has said,
Again yea, and again,
That Christ my soul will leave,
To perish in my sin;
But though I feel as cold as clay,
He will not, cannot, go away.

© 2006 Red Mountain Music
www.redmountainmusic.com

In addition to being able to purchase the CDs from their own site, you can also purchase the CDs from Monergism Books.

5 comments

  1. Thanks for the link Steve. I’m always looking for new and good music for our congregation. I’ve enjoyed what I’ve heard so far.

  2. I really enjoy the music produced by the groups that put older hymns to newer music. Not only is the lyrics solid in the songs but I listen hymns that I have never heard of before.

    I only have one CD by Red Mountain, the Gadsby Project. The other groups I listen to that do this is Matthew Smith and indelible grace.

    http://www.igracemusic.com/

    I have Beams of Heaven IV and heavily enjoy it (“Father, long before creation” is one of my all time favorite songs). I am presently waiting on Matthew Smith’s new CD “All I owe” and looking forward to it with joyful glee.

    Sovereign Grace Ministrys has also made a CD baised on hymns: “Upward”, which I have (its very good).

    http://www.sovereigngracestore.com/

    Some time in the future I will have to get this CD Steve.

    Soli Deo Gloria
    Charlie

  3. Steve, Thanks for the link. Good stuff. I will have to get some of this. The music is much like the style of Indelible Grace.

    Tell me what your music service is like. Do you sing out of the Baptist Hymnal exclusively, or do you use material from igrace and Red Mountain as well, or is there some as yet unnamed element? What kinds of instruments accompany your church’s music? I’m just curious.

  4. Stevearoo,
    Thanks for the new link. These Presbyterians just keep putting out good music. Hehe, kidding brother. Let us know of any other good stuff you find.

    David

  5. Thanks for visiting guys!

    Charlie, I like those guys too. Did you know that Indelible Grace is going to be in concert in Knoxville next Friday night?

    Wayne, We sing out of a few different “hymnals”. We have piano and organ for accompaniment.

    David, Are the Red Mountain people Presbyterian? I’ll have to remove this post immediately!

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