Blog Archive for March 2014

"Grace Is An Ocean" T-Shirt

The T-shirt blog posts are back! This photo is definitely not very flattering, mostly because the shirt text is down the side of the shirt. But the content makes up for it. It's a maroon shirt with text written down the right side in a serif font.

Photo of a maroon shirt with 'If Grace Is An Ocean We're All Sinking' printed on it.

This is one of my newest shirts. The words "If Grace is an Ocean We're All Sinking" is a line from a song titled "How He Loves". Although the song was made popular by the now defunct David Crowder Band, the song was originally written and performed by John Mark McMillan. McMillan is a man that loves to make rock music that is still somewhat worshipful. Here's the song's full lyrics:

He is jealous for me
Loves like a hurricane
I am a tree
Bending beneath
The weight of his wind and mercy
When all of a sudden
I am unaware of these
Afflictions eclipsed by glory
And I realize how beautiful you are
And how great your affections are for me

Oh how he loves us so
Oh how he loves us
How he loves us so

Yeah he loves us
Oh how he loves us
Oh how he loves us
Oh how he loves

We are his portion
And he is our prize
Drawn to redemption by the grace in his eyes
If grace is an ocean we’re all sinking
So heaven meets earth like a sloppy wet kiss
And my heart burns violently inside of my chest
I don’t have time to maintain these regrets
When I think about the way

That he loves us
Oh how he loves us
Oh how he loves us
Oh how he loves

You can hear one of John Mark McMillan's recordings of the song at his website. It's good stuff. Very raw and rock 'n' roll but also worshipful.

I got the shirt as a bonus for donating money to his campaign to create a new album. It was successful, and I have to say that "Borderland", the resulting album, is his best yet. Plus it's got cool, gutsy artwork. If you like the sound, you should certainly grab a copy.

Borderland CD Cover