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MercyMe - The Hurt and The Healer

(Authentic 2012)

Award-winning Texas rock band MercyMe have been making waves over the past eight years and their new release – album number seven – had me hooked from the start. Opener You Know Better and particularly the first line “You think I’d know by now who’s running the show”  is something we can all identify with.

The intriguingly titled You don’t care at all talks about past mistakes and the fact that God has thrown them all away and does not care about them! And the title track is equally brilliant and currently riding high in the CCM charts.

There’s a guest appearance from Bear Rhinehart of South Carolina rock outfit Needtobreathe on Take the Time and another of my favourites is Don’t give up on me, written about our desire for God to never give up on us when we are struggling through difficult times.  

My children, aged 1-10, love this album as does my wife and there isn’t a bad song on here. My only worry is that I left the CD in my wife’s car and it’s unlikely I’ll see it again!!

10/10                                                                                        CLICK HERE TO BUY

Stuart Dearsley

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