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.