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Empty and Beautiful


Download links and information about Empty and Beautiful by Matt Maher. This album was released in 2008 and it belongs to Gospel, Rock, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 52:05 minutes.

Artist: Matt Maher
Release date: 2008
Genre: Gospel, Rock, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk
Tracks: 12
Duration: 52:05
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No. Title Length
1. Your Grace Is Enough 4:25
2. Look Like a Fool 3:33
3. For Your Glory 3:54
4. As It Is In Heaven 4:09
5. I Rejoice 4:14
6. Maranatha 3:22
7. Great Things 4:19
8. Leave a Light On 4:48
9. Shine Like the Sun 3:13
10. Unwavering 5:59
11. Lay It Down 5:26
12. Empty and Beautiful 4:43



After three lower-profile albums, singer/songwriter Matt Maher enters the Christian music market in earnest with 2008’s Empty & Beautiful. The album hints at Maher’s interesting resume — in the ‘90s, he worked in Catholic community service projects across the Southwest alongside the legendary Rich Mullins. His sense of Christian love for the downtrodden informs tracks like “Look Like a Fool” and “Unwavering” with a faith that goes beyond his own personal salvation. Musically, the tracks here are mostly built around Maher’s jazz-inflected piano and folky acoustic guitar work, punched up by robust drums and electric lead guitar. “Shine Like the Son” musters real rock ‘n’ roll bite, while the title number surrounds Maher’s clear, earnest vocals with a billowing string backdrop. In between these extremes are a brace of catchy pop/rock tunes, with “Leave a Light On” and “Your Grace is Enough” standing out for their buoyancy and smooth construction. Maher excels at weaving scriptural quotes into his lyrics — “Unwavering,” for instance, uses the Beatitudes to powerful effect. Empty & Beautiful contains enough echoes of Maher’s own spiritual journey to make it a distinctive and memorable work.