The genius of The Corner Room is their ability to identify the emotional heart of a passage of Scripture and then match the words of the text to a musical setting that highlights its emotional power. After taking on the Psalms and breathing new life into some tragically forgotten hymns, The Corner Room’s newest project brings 1 Corinthians 13 to life as a three movement suite called Love never ends.
The three pieces are as unique as they are moving - an orchestral piece that sounds like the rays of the rising sun dancing over a verdant field, a rollicking big band pop tune and a quiet ballad that yearns for the fullness of God's eschatological love - all flowing naturally together with the ease of a Sergeant Pepper.
The music is simple and yet complex with lush strings never overpowering the words of the songs but providing the perfect platform for the words, expressed tenderly by Adam Wright's voice which is at once disarming and evocative. To fit the exact words of Scripture (here in ESV translation) directly into words without feeling forced is a worthy and yet demanding task, which The Corner Room accomplishes with memorable ease.
Once you've heard 1 Corinthians 13 this way, you will never hear it the same way again - it penetrates deep into the heart and makes God's Word soar. I can't recommend it enough.
Sounds like – Somewhere near the intersection of Ben Folds and Fernando Ortega
Love never ends is available now and includes instrumental tracks in addition to the original recording.