When we sing together, we are corporately singing the praises of our God. It’s a participatory activity. This “Songs We Sing” post is a weekly effort to help us better learn the songs we are singing — as well as to gather some small insight into what we are singing. See the Spotify playlist below — updated weekly — to hear songs for this week.
For the services of November 26, 2017, Redemption bands At One (in Jasper) and Into The Fire (in Loogootee) will lead music and we will sing:
Written by Cam Huxford IV and Ghost Ship, 2015. Ephesians 1:5-6 says, “God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son.” Solid lyrics reflecting on what God has given us by adopting us as His own.
THERE IS A FOUNTAIN
Written by E.O. Excell, L. Mason, Wm. Cowper. Arrangement by Citizens & Saints. William Cowper wrote this hymn after a major bout with depression. Though he continued to struggle, he found hope in the words of this song and in the hope of Jesus. Find out more about this song’s origins.
HOW DEEP THE FATHER’S LOVE FOR US
Written by Stuart Townend, 1995. Structured like a traditional hymn, this relatively modern song has a clear presentation of God’s great love for his people. “Why should I gain from His reward?/I cannot give an answer/But this I know with all my heart/His wounds have paid my ransom.” True words.
JUST AS I AM
Written by Charlotte Elliot, 1835, William B. Bradbury (Music), 1849. This is a song of understanding. Understanding that we have nothing to bring to God (i.e. ‘our righteousness is like filthy rags’). “Just as I am, without one plea, but that Thy blood was shed for me.”
WE ARE CALLED
Written by Daniel Ross, 2008. This song was written for Redemption’s study of I Peter in early 2009. It’s a reminder of who we, as Christians, are in God’s eyes and we have no need to fear, even in the face of trials or persecution, because we (Christians) are His people. Buy “We Are Called” by (Redemption band) Narrow Path.