Song Teaching: “Absent From Flesh”

Learn the newest song we’re singing

Beginning in October, Redemption Christian Church will be singing a new song together called “Absent From Flesh,” originally performed by Jamie Barnes and Sojourn Music and written by Jamie Barnes (adapted from text by Issac Watts).

 
Verse 1
Absent from flesh O blissful thought
What joy this moment brings
Freed from the blame my sin has brought
From pain and death and its sting

Verse 2
Absent from flesh O glorious day
In one triumphant stroke
My reckoning paid my charges dropped
And the bonds round my hands are broke

Chorus
I go where God and glory shine
To one eternal day
And this failing body I now resign
For the angels point my way
For the angels point my way

Verse 3
Absent from flesh then rise my soul
Where feet nor wings could climb
Beyond the sky where planets roll
And beyond all keep of time
 

Take a look at the above video to see Redemption worship ministers Caleb Spencer and Daniel Ross leading this song acoustically. Watch several times to get the song planted in your head so we can sing it loudly together beginning in October.

 
CCLI Song # 5918890. Jamie Barnes. © 2011 Sojourn Community Church. For use solely with the SongSelect® Terms of Use. All rights reserved. CCLI License # 2226886.

Songs We Sing (09.24.2017)

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 September 24, 2017, Redemption bands Always At The Ready (in Jasper) and Into The Fire (in Loogootee) will lead music and we will sing:

 

PSALM 18

Written by Zach Bolen and Brian Eicrhelberger; 2013. Taken straight from Psalm 18, this straight-ahead driving song declares the greatness of God, the mighty “rock and shield, the fortress that fights off fear.”

 

ADOPTION

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.

 

HIS MERCY IS MORE

Written by Matt Papa and Matt Boswell, 2016. God’s grace has cast our sin as far as the “east is from the west” (Psalm 103:12). Our sins, they are many, but God’s mercy is more. This is a great song of confession and assurance rolled into one.

 

BREAK EVERY CHAIN

Written by Will Reagan, 2009. A simple song reminding us there is power in Jesus’ name. He alone is able to break the chains of sin that bind us so easily.

 

LET GOD ARISE

Written by Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash and Jesse Reeves, 2006. “Death has no sting/No final word/Our God is a god who saves.” This is good news.

 

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Songs We Sing (09.17.2017)

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 September 17, 2017, Redemption bands At One feat. Bryan and Jamie Bolin (in Jasper) and Day 41 (in Loogootee) will lead music and we will sing:

 

ONE GOD

Written by Cam Huxford, 2011. Huxford says of this song, “One thing that I have seen throughout my life is that God is faithful to crush our idols. He can do that because he is simply bigger and more powerful than all of the other things that we might choose to worship. The song “One God” was written out of the continual experience of seeing a big God rule over everything else.”

 

YOU LIFTED ME OUT

Written by Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves, Louie Giglio, Matt Gilder and Matt Redman. This song ‘s theme was taken from Psalm 40. The bridge to this song is very powerful to me “Lost is where You found me/Shattered and frail but You love me still/Trouble may surround me my heart may fail/But You never will/You never will.” I love the words “my heart may fail.” In our society, we too often think our hearts will not lie to us. Unfortunately, this couldn’t be further from the truth. That’s why we must lean on the One who will never fail.

 

COME BEHOLD THE WONDROUS MYSTERY

Written by Matt Boswell, Matt Papa,Michael Bleeker; 2012. This awesome lyrical song walks us through the Gospel, from Jesus’ birth to second coming. “Praise the Lord, He is alive!”

 

THE SOLID ROCK

Written by (Lyrics) Ed­ward Mote, 1834; (Music) Will­iam B. Brad­bu­ry, 1863. This is another great song about Christ being our only hope and the fact that when we stand before God, we can be clothed in only Jesus’ righteousness.

 

RISEN

Written by Daniel Ross, Andrew Kieffner; 2013. Inspired by I Corinthians 15:50-58, this song is intended to be a rousing anthem that believers can sing with confidence because, if Jesus is risen, we have hope! Buy “Risen” by Redemption Christian Church.

 

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Songs We Sing (09.10.2017)

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 September 10, 2017, Redemption bands We Come Alive (in Jasper) and Day 41 with Shelby Randall on bass (in Loogootee) will lead music and we will sing:

 

YOUR NAME IS MATCHLESS

Written by Colin Edge, Neil DeGraide, 2015. What God has done for us is matchless. We were adopted as children of God through the blood and sacrifice of Jesus. Because of that, we sing glory to His name.

 

REDEMPTION

Written by John R. Cash, 1993. This song originally appeared on Johnny Cash’s very excellent American Recordings album. Great words about the death of Jesus and the life He gives.

 

A WAY OUT OF NO WAY

Written by Daniel Ross, Kurt Neighbors; 2010. This is a song of hope and trust knowing that God is in control of things, not us. Buy “A Way Out Of No Way” by (Redemption band) Narrow Path.

 

BEFORE THE THRONE OF GOD ABOVE

Written by Charitie Lees Bancroft (1863) and Vikki Cook (1997). The lyrics for this old hymn were written in the 19-century and revived with a new tune in the 1990s. “Before The Throne” is a song showing us that we have right standing before God because “the sinless Savior died.” It’s a really powerful song.

 

IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL

Written by Horatio G. Spafford, 1873 (Music by Philip Bliss, 1876). This hymn has a great/horrific story behind it. If you’ve never read it, check it out.

 

FOREVER

Written by Chris Tomlin, 2001. We need songs of reminder that God is with us, that He will never leave us, never forsake us. Taken from Psalm 136.

 

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