Songs We Sing (10.08.2017)

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 October 8, 2017, Redemption bands We Come Alive (in Jasper) and Day 41 (in Loogootee) will lead music and we will sing:

 

GLORY TO HIS NAME

Written by Elisha Albright Hoffman and John Hart Stockton, 1878. This song is also known as “Down At The Cross.” “Come to this fountain so rich and sweet/Cast thy poor soul at the Savior’s feet/Plunge in today and be made complete/Glory to His Name!” Download a free version of “Glory To His Name (Live)” by We Come Alive.

 

ABSENT FROM FLESH

Written by Jamie Barnes, 2011. This song is based around the hope we have that, one day, all shackles of sin will be cast off and we will live with God in eternity. This is a modern adaptation of an old Isaac Watts text.

 

THE OLD RUGGED CROSS

Written by George Bennard, 1913. This slow song of lament was a great way to reflect on Jesus’ sacrifice. Through the cross, we gain new life. Download “The Old Rugged Cross (Live On Good Friday)” by Narrow Path.

 

NEVER THE SAME

Written by Bob Foote, Mike Crockett, Daniel Ross, 2013. This song springs from the idea that after one comes face to face with the risen Jesus, things are never the same. The curse of Adam has been displaced by Christ’s work on the cross and resurrection from the dead. Buy “Never The Same” by (Redemption band) At One.

 

I SAW THE LIGHT

Written by Hank Williams (Sr.); 1948, Additional lyrics by Johnny Cash and David Crowder. This is a simple song about the utter joy of being saved by God through Jesus. Ultimately, by the final verse, we see that we see the light because Jesus is the light.

 

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Songs We Sing (10.01.2017)

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 October 1, 2017, Redemption bands At One (in Jasper) and Into The Fire (in Loogootee) will lead music and we will sing:

 

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 band) Narrow Path.

 

ABSENT FROM FLESH

Written by Jamie Barnes, 2011. This song is based around the hope we have that, one day, all shackles of sin will be cast off and we will live with God in eternity. This is a modern adaptation of an old Isaac Watts text.

 

MY SAVIOR’S LOVE

Written by Charles H. Gabriel, Edwin O. Excell, 1905. Arrangement by Chris Tomlin, 2006. This is a slowed-down version of the hymn “I Stand Amazed In The Presence.”

 

ALL CREATURES OF OUR GOD AND KING

Written by Francis of Assisi, circa 1225 (i.e. this is really old). Arrangement by David Crowder, 2002. This song really says it all. “Alleluia” (Praise be to God!). Everything praises Him.

 

AWESOME IS THE LORD MOST HIGH

Written by Cary Pierce, Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves, Jon Abel, 2006. This song appears on the Chris Tomlin album “See The Morning.” Worship is a verb and, sometimes, requires action. This is an action song.

 

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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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