On his project “Watercolour Ponies“ He had more popular “hits” but “Friend of a Wounded Heart” is my personal favorite of his and it served (and still does serve) as a healing ointment to broken hearts looking for hope and renewed strength through Christ.
An incredibly gifted writer, musician and singer Michael Card has given us so many songs to help us express our faith including these offerings from his 1988 project “Present Reality“
Contemporary Christian music has obviously changed over the past decades and I think most notably for me is the position of the writer has changed. In the songs of the 70’s, 80’s and early 90’s they seem to be written from a more intimate place whereas more recent offerings describe a more corporate setting. Neither is wrong or right, just an observation.
Shortly after I became a follower of Christ I became familiar with 2nd Chapter of Acts. This song, Mansion Builder, was so meaningful to me as my life radically changed and many relationships were lost when I accepted Christ…so this picture of our reward calmed me many times when I found myself missing what I had known before.
I was thrilled a couple years later when Matthew Ward was the featured vocalist on our station jingles…still my favorite jingle package of any station I have worked for.