Today’s song comes from one of my last purchases at a Christian Bookstore in Delaware before it closed its doors for good. Oceans Above is an Electronic Worship group that puts their own spin on classic worship songs. I was initially going to feature Gazing which is one of the topic songs on the attached album cover. However, the remake of Everything About You touches my heart each time I hear the ending which is like a prayer from a prodigal who finally came to their senses.
I am the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in Me and I in him bears much (abundant) fruit. However, apart from Me [cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing, John 15:5.
Everything About You was part of a unit on Listening that I taught as a high school Bible at Red Lion. Students listened to a wide variety of Christian songs for an entire period, journaling about the beat, lyrics and melody of each. One of the songs I got the most surprising feedback was Everything About You. The song seems like it’s going to end before a soft prayer with guitar is added to enhance this song. May Oceans Above touch your life like it has mine.
by Jay Mankus