I liked the first album from Downhere with songs like Great are you and Protest to Praise, but then didn’t really come across them again, until recently, when I got their latest two albums on a twitter special (I also posted their brilliant Christmas song How many kings). From the latest album Ending is beginning is a brilliant song called All at war:

I’m learning to stand
the more that I fall down
Its the law of inversion, and its all turned around
And Im staggered
by the clash inside my soul
So purposed for good
but inclined for evil.

It’s justice and mercy,
the old dichotomies
All along the front lines
of my heart
in both doubt and belief
The sinner and saint, the old arch enemies
all at war in me.

I was born depraved
but created for the divine
With death in my bones,
in my heart eternal life
I’d love for Eden, but I’d kill for Rome
I’m native in a land
that is not my home.

You are the beginning,
and you are the end
Into your great reversal, I am born again
A beautiful redemption,
you leverage even in sin
In me your final victory
I know you’ll win.

Into light, from the shadows
Into life, from the grave
Into love, into love

I also love the song Begger who gives alms from the same album:

And from their previous album Wide eyed and mystified:

What do you think?