Songs We Sing (12.18.2016)

When we sing together, we are corporately singing the praises of our God. It’s a participatory activity. “Songs We Sing” is an 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. If you’d like a copy of the songs listed, a link is provided (where available). For the services of December 18, 2016, Redemption bands The Reprise (Jasper) and Caleb & The Louis-Villains (Loogootee) led music and we sang:

 

HARK THE HERALD ANGELS SING
Written by Charles Wes­ley, 1739; Music by Fe­lix Men­dels­sohn, 1840. The first verse is often the only one sung, but this song is rich in some of the other verses. “Second Adam from above/Reinstate us in Thy love.” Jesus breaks the curse of the fall so we should sing “GLORY to the newborn king” when we celebrate Christ’s birth.
Buy “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” by Sojourn here.
 
WE ARE CALLED
Written by Daniel Ross, 2008. This song was written for our study of I Peter (preached in early 2009). This is 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 Narrow Path.
 
O COME ALL YE FAITHFUL
Written by John F. Wade, circa 1743. Isn’t it cool that songs from 1743 are still relevant today? “Word of the Father/Now in flesh appearing/O come let us adore Him.”
Buy “O Come All Ye Faithful” by Narrow Path.
 
A DAY OF GLORY
Written by Chris Collins, Justin Coifed, Aaron Ivey, Matt Carter, 2012. Though this is a Christmas song, it shows us the Incarnation is only part of the Gospel story and that it will be fulfilled in full with Christ’s second coming.
Buy “A Day Of Glory” by Austin Stone Worship (feat. Aaron Ivey).
 
HOSANNA (Loogootee Only)
Written by Brooke Fraser; 2006. The word “hosanna” is a Hebrew word that means “O save!” It is a simple cry for our salvation. I love the line in this song that says “break my heart for what breaks Yours.”
Buy “Hosanna (Live)” by Christy Nockels.
 
O HOLY NIGHT (Jasper Only)
Words: Placide Cappeau, 1847; Translated from French to English by John S. Dwight; Music: Adolphe C. Adam. This is said to have been the first music ever broadcast over a ra­dio. Narrow Path has pretty radically re-arranged this song and it has proved to be a CCJ favorite over the past few years. “In His name, all oppression shall cease.” What oppresses you and I? In the name of Jesus, the sin that oppresses us and so easily entangles us shall utimately cease.
Buy “O Holy Night” by Narrow Path.

Songs We Sing (12.11.2016)

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When we sing together, we are corporately singing the praises of our God. It’s a participatory activity. “Songs We Sing” is an 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. If you’d like a copy of the songs listed, a link is provided (where available). For the services of December 11, 2016, Redemption band At One (Jasper) and The Reprise (Loogootee) led music and we sang:

 

ANGELS WE HAVE HEARD ON HIGH
Traditional French carol translated by James Chadwick, 1862. “Gloria in Excelsis Deo!” is Latin for “Glory to God in the highest.” God is above all and we should praise Him above all.
Download a live version of “Angels We Have Heard On High (Live 2012)” by At One.
 
COME AS YOU ARE
Written by Ben Glover, David Crowder, Matt Maher, 2014. Isaiah 55:1 says, “Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters.” This song, along with songs like the old hymn “Just As I Am” reflect that thought. We can come to Jesus and find forgiveness just as we are, not having to clean ourselves up first. Thank God, he finds us in our lowly estate and rescues us from darkness.
Buy “Come As You Are” by Crowder.
 
A DAY OF GLORY
Written by Chris Collins, Justin Coifed, Aaron Ivey, Matt Carter, 2012. Though this is a Christmas song, it shows us the Incarnation is only part of the Gospel story and that it will be fulfilled in full with Christ’s second coming.
Buy “A Day Of Glory” by Austin Stone Worship (feat. Aaron Ivey).
 
GIVE US CLEAN HANDS
Written by Charlie Hall, 2000. This is a good song of repentance and one that I need to pray more often.
Buy “Give Us Clean Hands” by Kutless.
 
O COME, O COME EMMANUEL
Author unknown (i.e. this one is VERY old – like 12th Century old). Lyrically, this one is also about the longing and expectation of a Savior.
Buy “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” by Narrow Path.
Download “O Come, O Come Emmanuel (Live 2013)” by Narrow Path.
Download “O Come, O Come Emmanuel (Live 2013)” by At One.
 
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.
Buy “Your Name Is Matchless” by Sovereign Grace Music.

Songs We Sing (12.04.2016)

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When we sing together, we are corporately singing the praises of our God. It’s a participatory activity. “Songs We Sing” is an 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. If you’d like a copy of the songs listed, a link is provided (where available). For the services of December 4, 2016, Redemption band Always At The Ready (Jasper) and At One (Loogootee) led music and we sang:

 

COME THOU LONG EXPECTED JESUS
Written by Charles Wesley, 1745 and Rowland Prichard, 1830. A song of longing and expectation for God to free us from sin and bondage.
Download “Come Thou Long Expected Jesus (Live in 2012)” by Narrow Path.
 
HOW GREAT THOU ART
Written by Stuart Wesley Keene Hine; 1953. It’s hard to believe that this song is less than 60 years old. The third verse is particularly impactful. “And when I think, that God, His Son not sparing/Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in/That on the cross, my burden gladly bearing/He bled and died to take away my sin/Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee/How great thou art.”

Download “How Great Thou Art (Live at CCJ)” by Trio. (fast version)
Download “How Great Thou Art (Live at CCJ)” by At One. (slow version)
 
A DAY OF GLORY
Written by Chris Collins, Justin Coifed, Aaron Ivey, Matt Carter, 2012. Though this is a Christmas song, it shows us the Incarnation is only part of the Gospel story and that it will be fulfilled in full with Christ’s second coming.
Buy “A Day Of Glory” by Austin Stone Worship (feat. Aaron Ivey).
 
YOU NEVER LET GO
Written by Beth Redman, Matt Redman, 2005. CCJ sings this one very well. We love singing this one with you. This is such a great song of hope and faith, nowing that there will be an end to the troubles of this life, but until then, we will praise Him.
Buy “You Never Let Go” by Matt Redman.
Download “You Never Let Go (Live)” by At One.
 
10,000 REASONS (BLESS THE LORD)
Written by Matt Redman and Jonas Myrin, 2011. Taken from Psalm 103, this song is a great song of adoration and praise. We have so many reasons (and eternity to do it) to praise God for His goodness toward us.
Buy “10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)” by Matt Redman.
 
ONLY HOPE
Written by Daniel Ross, 2010. The song is more or less taken from Ephesians 2, a great part of Scripture dedicated to explaining how we are dead in our sins but God’s saving grace makes us alive. Verse one leads into a pre-chorus that is a question (“born of man and choosing sin/who will bring me to life?”). Verse two leads into the same pre-chorus but is now a statement (“set me free and now I can see/who will bring me to life.”).

Buy “Only Hope” by (Redemption outreach band) Narrow Path.

Redemption Music Open Auditions

Open auditions for Redemption Music (Loogootee Campus-focused) are set for Monday, Feb. 6 at 6:30 p.m.

We are always looking for Jesus-loving, committed musicians and singers to form Redemption’s next band or be added to the lineup of a current band. If you have a desire to spread the fame of Jesus to, and with the people of Redemption, through music, the information in this packet is for you. DOWNLOAD THE PACKET HERE.

Before auditioning (and included in the above-linked packet), you will learn about what worship is theologically, the purpose of a band at Redemption, and the time and level of commitment it requires to serve in this way. You will also have a chance to learn about specific needs and connect with other interested people to form a band.

If you’ve ever wanted to glorify Jesus through music, we strongly encourage you to understand what it takes and meet the leaders that can help you get involved.

Nervous about auditioning? Read this blog post for tips on how to prepare from a nearby church.

Please, read the entire (above-linked) PDF, the linked blog post and fill out (completely) the form below. A team of people will be present at the audition to evaluate. Thank you for your interest.

 

WHERE? WHEN?

We will be holding auditions on Monday, February 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Worship Center at Redemption’s Loogootee campus – 1 Loogootee Plz. (the former Pamida building).

 

WHO? WHAT?

+ Vocals: If you desire to audition to be a vocalist (vocals only, no instruments) please submit a voice recording (i.e.: Garageband, etc., or voice memo from your phone) of the song of your choice (from the choices listed below). Your demo may be a cappella or include instrumental accompaniment. Please submit your recording no later than Monday, January 30 to CALEB SPENCER. In your email please also include your name, phone number and title of your song.

– NOTE: If you need assistance with the voice recording process please email CALEB SPENCER and we will have someone assist you. Please don’t let sending a voice recording be a barrier in auditioning, we would love to help.

Your voice recording will be reviewed by the Redemption audition panel, after which you will receive an email letting you know whether to attend the live audition on Monday, Feb. 6 or not.

+ Instruments: If you desire to audition to play an instrument at Redemption, no need to submit a recording. Simply fill out the form below and attend the auditions on Feb. 6. Note: We value each player’s individual style and tastes and often shape bands based on a player’s God-given tendencies and talents. Do not let the sample audio stand in the way of your creativity or ability to learn the song. Bring your “voice” to each song, but know the basic structure and arrangement of each song and play to compliment it.

+ Instrumentalist WITH VOCALS: No need to submit a recording. Simply fill out the form below and attend the auditions on Feb. 6. Learn vocal melody and harmonies (if applicable/possible) for the same three songs.

DEADLINES: For vocalists only, please have your voice recording sent no later than Jan. 30. All others, please have your form submitted no later than Jan. 30.

 

OTHER INFORMATION

Below are the details you need to know if you are interested in auditioning on Jan. 30:

– Childcare is NOT provided.

– You will be expected to know the listed songs from the Redemption Music “hymnal” (i.e. the songs we sing at Redemption) and to be ready to sing/play them:

 

Instruments (+ instruments w/ vocals):
1. Only Hope (chord chart) (audio)
2. Adoption (chord chart) (audio)
 
Lead Male Vocals:
1. Only Hope (chord chart) (audio)
2. Adoption (chord chart) (audio)
 
Harmony Female Vocals:
1. Only Hope (chord chart) (audio)
2. Adoption (chord chart) (audio)
 
Lead Female Vocals:
1. God With Us (lyrics) (audio)

– To find the music, see the links above. You may bring lyrics/charts with you to the audition (memorization not required for the audition).

If you have any questions please email Caleb Spencer.

Thanks,

Caleb Spencer & Redemption Music Team

 

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Songs We Sing (11.27.2016)

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When we sing together, we are corporately singing the praises of our God. It’s a participatory activity. “Songs We Sing” is an 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. If you’d like a copy of the songs listed, a link is provided (where available). For the services of November 27, 2016, Redemption band At One led music and we sang:

 

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.
Buy “The Solid Rock” by Austin Stone Worship (feat. Aaron Ivey).
 
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.
Buy “Adoption” by Ghost Ship.
 
HALLELUJAH WHAT A SAVIOR
Written by Philip Paul Bliss and Tommy Walker, 2004. Based on the old hymn “Man of Sorrows, What A Name,” this updated version adds a chorus but sticks to the theme of going through the gospel and adding praise to God for his mercy towards us.
Buy “Hallelujah What A Savior” by Austin Stone Worship (feat. Aaron Ivey).
 
ROCK OF AGES
Written by Augustus M. Toplady, 1776. Music by Thomas Hastings, 1830. I love the line “Let the water and the blood/From Thy wounded side which flowed/Be of sin the double cure/Save from wrath and make me pure.”
Download “Rock Of Ages (Live)” by Alyssa + The Trio.
 
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.
Download “It Is Well With My Soul (Live in 2013)” by At One.
 
LIKE A LION
Written by Daniel Bashta, 2009. “My God’s not dead/He’s surely alive/And He’s living on the inside/Roaring like a lion.” This is an anthem and one not meant to be sung quietly, but instead with confidence and faith that God — who alone brings dead faith to life — is mightier than all things.

Buy “Like A Lion” by Daniel Bashta.

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