Hymns in the Key of Blue

by the weak & the few

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This collection of hymns evolved out of a desire to share gospel truths through the blues style of music. No one experienced the "blues" like our Savior Jesus Christ did. According to Isaiah 53:3, He truly was "despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not." We hope you enjoy the music, but more importantly, we hope these truths will "set you free" to know the Savior who suffered to save you.


released May 17, 2014

Produced, engineered, and mixed by: Dave Campbell
Mastered by: Richard Dodd (richarddodd.com)

Lead vocals: Sierra Cook (sierracook.bandcamp.com)
Backup Vocals: Lydia England, Abby Cannon, Dave Campbell
Drums: Tony Morra (downtownbatterie.com), Darrell Reddix (www.facebook.com/dreddix1) - Voices Rude, Dave Campbell - Man of Sorrows
Bass: Dave Campbell
Keyboards: Roger Hooper (www.rogerhooper.com)
Guitars: Dave Campbell

Album Cover: Abby Cannon
The background of the album cover is a photo I took with my cellphone camera one frosty morning when I discovered the awesome pattern God had designed on the hood of my black 96' Altima, and yes, that is actually a tiny leaf that was on the hood. I think I always knew it would end up as an album cover some day.
: )~

Video: sorrow & blood - devotion



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"the weak & the few" are Christian artists who love to use their musical gifts to glorify God in a variety of contexts. From serving on worship teams in local churches, to creative writing and production, their goal is to proclaim the glorious truths of the gospel in compelling musical ways. ... more

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Track Name: Prone to Wander
Prone to Wander

Come Thou Fount of every blessing
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace
Streams of mercy, never ceasing
Call for songs of loudest praise
Teach me some melodious sonnet
Sung by flaming tongues above
Praise the Name I’m fixed upon it
Name of Thy redeeming love

Verse 2
Hitherto thy love has blessed me
Thou hast brought me to this place
And I know Thy hand will bring me
Safely home by Thy good grace
Jesus sought me when a stranger
Wandering from the fold of God
He, to rescue me from danger
Bought me with His precious blood

Verse 3
O to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to be
Let Thy goodness, like a fetter
Bind my wandering heart to Thee
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it
Prone to leave the God I love
Here’s my heart, O take and seal it
Seal it for Thy courts above

Verse 4
O that day when freed from sinning
I shall see Thy lovely face
Clothed then in blood washed linen
How I’ll sing Thy sovereign grace
Come, my Lord, no longer tarry
Take my ransomed soul away
Send Thine angels now to carry
Me to realms of endless day
Track Name: Voices Rude
Voices Rude

Verse 1
Twas I that shed the sacred blood
I nailed Him to the tree
I crucified the Christ of God
I joined the mockery
Of all that shouting multitude
I feel that I am one
And in that din of voices rude
I recognize my own

Verse 2
Around the cross the throng I see
Who mocked the Savior's groan
Yet still my voice it seems to be
As if I mocked alone
How clearly now I see my sin
In His all forgiving face
Who bore my insults silently
While suffering in my place
Track Name: Over the Grave
Over the Grave

Awake, my soul and sing, of Him who died for thee
And hail Him as thy matchless King, through all eternity

Verse 1
Crown Him the Lord of life, who triumphed o’er the grave
And rose victorious to the strife, for those He came to save
His glories now we sing, who died and rose on high
Who died eternal life to bring, and lives that death may die

Verse 2
Crown Him the Lord of Lords, who over all doth reign
Who once on earth, the incarnate Word, for ransomed sinners slain
Now lives in realms of light, where saints with angels sing
Their songs before Him day and night, their God, Redeemer, King

Crown Him with many crowns, the Lamb upon His throne
Hark how the heavenly anthem drowns all music but it’s own
Awake, my soul and sing, of Him who died for thee
And hail Him as thy matchless King, through all eternity

Verse 3
Crown Him the Lord of heaven, enthroned in worlds above
Crown Him the King to whom is given, the wondrous name of Love
Crown Him with many crowns, as thrones before Him fall
Crown Him, ye kings with many crowns for He is King of all
Track Name: Sorrow and Blood
Sorrow and Blood

Verse 1
When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of glory died
All other gain I count but loss
And pour contempt on all my pride

Verse 2
Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast
Save in the death of Christ my God
All the vain things that charm me most
I sacrifice them to His blood

Verse 3
See from His head, His hands, His feet
Sorrow and love flow mingled down
Did e’er such love and sorrow meet
Or thorns compose so rich a crown

Verse 4
Were the whole realm of nature mine
That were an offering far too small
Love so amazing love so divine
Demands my soul my life my all
Track Name: Man of Sorrows
Man of Sorrows

Verse 1
Man of Sorrows what a name, for the Son of God who came
Man of Sorrows what a name, ruined sinners to reclaim
Hallelujah what a Savior, hallelujah what a name

Verse 2
Bearing shame and scoffing rude, in my place condemned He stood
Bearing shame and scoffing rude, sealed my pardon with His blood
Hallelujah what a Savior, hallelujah what a Lord

Verse 3
Lifted up was He to die, “It is finished” was His cry
Lifted up was He to die, now in heav’n exalted high
Hallelujah what a Savior, hallelujah what a life

Verse 4
When He comes our glorious King, all His ransomed home to bring
Then anew this song we’ll sing, hallelujah, hallelujah
Hallelujah what a Savior, hallelujah what a King

Hallelujah what a Savior
Hallelujah what a Savior
Man of sorrows what a name
For the Son of God who came
Track Name: Dead Friend Rising
Dead Friend Rising

Verse 1
He dies! the Friend of sinners dies
Lo! Many daughters weep around
A solemn darkness veils the skies
A sudden trembling shakes the ground
Come, saints, and drop a tear or two
For Him who groaned beneath your load
He shed a thousand drops for you
A thousand drops of richer blood

Verse 2
Here’s love and grief beyond degree
The Lord of Glory dies for men
But lo! what sudden joys we see
Jesus, the dead, revives again
The rising God forsakes the tomb
The tomb in vain forbids His rise
Angelic legions guard Him home
And shout Him welcome to the skies

Verse 3
Break off your fears, you saints, and tell
How high your great Deliverer reigns
Sing how He spoiled the hosts of hell
And led the monster death in chains
Say, live forever, wondrous King
Born to redeem, and strong to save
Then ask the monster, where’s your sting
And, where’s your victory, boasting grave