Andrew Peterson is about to release his latest album, Counting Stars, and I can’t wait. I got to listen to the single he’s already released titled The Reckoning. It’s so, so good. If the rest of the album is anything like that song, it promises to be one of my favorite albums.
I have some friends who tell me that Andrew’s music is at best a required taste, but his stuff has been one of my favorite musical finds in recent years. I consider him to be one of the best songwriters I know. This song is a great example of why I love his writings; he takes what he sees of God in nature, in people, and the cry of the earth, mixes it with his heart, poetry and music, and out comes not just a song, but a piece of the Story.
So, take a listen to the track. Buy it, even. But don’t miss the longing heart, the desire and readiness to say,
Mighty God, how I fear you
How I long to be near you, O Lord
How long until this curtain is lifted?
How long is this the song that we sing?
How long until the reckoning?
And I know that I don’t know what I’m asking
But I long to look you full in the face
I am ready for the reckoning.
[Update:] You can listen to the full track and see the lyrics at Centricity’s YouTube channel.