These songs are prayers for our hometown and ideas that challenge us to explore how to be the love of Christ in our city. Each album is written and recorded by songwriters and musicians from different backgrounds and congregations across Tucson.
Laments was born from a desire to musically contextualize the biblical book of Lamentations to our current culture. The songwriting process was heavily shaped, in real time, by the pandemic outbreak, national riots, and the many untold challenges of 2020. The result is an album of self-reflection and questioning, anger toward the evil we experience in our world, and a longing for things to be made right.
CITY PSALMS FOUR
This town we live in is a place we call home. In a similar way, we can rest in the promise that God has made His home with us. This album is a declaration that Jesus has come to bring life and light into our city. His presence in our community means we no longer need to pursue darkness and a culture of death. His victory over hopelessness and the grave is great news for everyone.
CITY PSALMS THREE
Over the past several years our culture has experienced widening division. The songs on this album express a deep conviction about the barriers that exist between congregations in our city. Martin Luther King, Jr. is famously quoted as saying, "It is appalling that the most segregated hour of Christian America is 11 o'clock on Sunday morning." Positive change is happening in Tucson and we are resolved to be an answer to Jesus' prayer in John 17 - that we would be one as He and the Father are one.
CITY PSALMS TWO
We’ve begun to catch glimpses of the Church working together in prayer, service, and love, but it’s not always easy. We’ve found ourselves often skeptical of each other, not given to cooperation and unity. These songs have become an expression of our desire for Jesus’ to continue healing and remaking each of us in our inmost places, so that His love flows out beyond our four walls, and into the heart of the city we love.
CITY PSALMS ONE
These songs are prayers for our hometown, and ideas that challenge us to explore how to be the love of Christ in our city. We hope they encourage and challenge you, too. The overall theme of this collection of songs is waking up to a beautiful, cracked, dry city that needs the love of God and His people, and a direct petition to God to show us how and where to begin.