Ghost Ship are the band that lead music at Mars Hill Church in Downtown Seattle. Led by worship pastor, Cam Huxford, the group have managed to piece together an album which is just soaked in Scripture. I’ve been listening to The Good King over and over again for about a month now, and I’m still discovering new gems among the lyrics.
There’s no way you can listen to this record and not hear that Jesus is Lord. Opening track Mediator comes from 1 Timothy 2:5-6 and screams that Jesus is the Christ. The Gospel shares the good news of the gospel in such a joyful manner; and a countrified version What a Friend we Have in Jesus closes the record. Other highlights are Jude Doxology which shows us the trinity at work in Jude; and Where Were You, based on Job 38 (“Although I had no right to ask, my God knelt and answered me”).
What I love about The Good King is that it points us to Scripture. Every track comes from some place or story in the Bible and as I listened I just wanted to grab my Bible and search for the passages that each song was based on. I can’t recommend this album enough – it’s a beauty.
I got to chat to Cam Huxford about the record, and you can listen to it below.