Songs We Sing (08.20.2017)

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 — updated weekly — to hear songs for this week. 

 

 

For the services of August 20, 2017, Redemption bands Always At The Ready (in Jasper) and Day 41 (in Loogootee) will lead music and we will sing:

 

GOD OF WONDERS

Written by Marc Byrd, Steve Hindalong, 2000. A song that focuses us on the big-ness of God. He is above any other thing our hearts chase. “The universe declares Your majesty.”

 

LIFT YOUR HEAD WEARY SINNER (CHAINS)

Written by David Crowder, Ed Cash. Seth Philpott; 2014. This “stomp” song is an anthem for all of us as “prodigals” stumbling towards grace. The chains of sin can no longer hold us as Jesus has wiped away all our sins and broken the bondage of sin.

 

I AM

Written by David Crowder, Ed Cash, 2013. Taken from Exodus 3, this song uses clever wordplay to show that THE I AM is holding on to us in his sovereignty and we, in turn, are holding onto Him (all we can really do).

 

NEAR THE CROSS

Written by Fanny Crosby and W. Howard Doane, 1869. A great hymn of prayer and reflection on the cross. Get a free download of “Near The Cross (Live)” by Redemption band At One.

 

BECAUSE HE LIVES

Written by Gloria Gaither and William J. Gaither, 1971. This song is a great declaration of faith in the face of the trials of the world. We can face uncertain days because Jesus has risen.

 

ON OUR SIDE

Written by Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, Jesse Reeves, 2004. This is another Chris Tomlin song that we’ve more or less revamped in style to make it our own. Romans 8 says, “if God be for us, who can be against us?” A great encouragement for Christians.

 

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Songs We Sing (08.13.2017)

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. If you’d like a copy of the songs listed, a link is provided (where available). For the services of August 13, 2017, Redemption bands We Come Alive (in Jasper) and Into The Fire (in Loogootee) led music and we sang:

 

FREEDOM IS FOUND
Written by Daniel Ross, 2010. Read Romans 8. That’s where most of the lyrics came from. Hopefully, this song helps us to understand that there is no other way to freedom except through Jesus.
Buy “Freedom Is Found” by (Redemption outreach band) Narrow Path.
 

MY SAVIOR’S LOVE (I STAND AMAZED)
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.”
Buy “I Stand Amazed (How Marvelous)” by Chris Tomlin.
 
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.
 
ONLY YOUR BLOOD IS ENOUGH
Written by Neil
 Robins,
 2010. Adapted 
from 
“Psalm
 51, 
Part 
II”
 by 
Isaac 
Watts, 1791
. Nothing we do (“no bleeding bird or beast, no hyssop branch, no priest”) is enough to make us sinners right before a perfect and holy God. In other words, no kind of sacrifice or right-living will set us right before God. Only the blood of Jesus can set us free. Great words to this song.
Buy “Only Your Blood” by Sojourn.
 
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.

Buy “I Saw The Light” by David Crowder Band.
Download a free live version of “I Saw the Light (Live)” by At One.

Redemption Music Auditions

Open auditions for Redemption Music (open to all campuses) are set for Monday, September 18 at 6:30 p.m. This round will be held on the Loogootee Campus at 1 Loogootee Plaza (the former Pamida/Shopko building).

 

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 bands 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, September 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Worship Center at Redemption’s LOOGOOTEE campus – (Directions/Info).

 

WHO? WHAT?

+ Vocals: If you desire to audition to be a vocalist (vocals only, no instruments) please submit a voice recording (i.e.: using 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, Sept. 11 to DANIEL ROSS. In your email please also include your name, phone number and title of your song. 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, Sept. 18 or not.

 

+ Instruments: If you desire to audition to play an instrument at Redemption, there is no need to submit a recording. Simply fill out the form below and attend the auditions on Sept. 18. 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 own “voice” to each song, but know the basic structure and arrangement of each song and play to compliment it.

 

+ Instrumentalist WITH VOCALS: There is no need to submit a recording. Simply fill out the form below and attend the auditions on Sept. 18. 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 Sept. 11. All others, please have your form submitted no later than Sept. 11.

 
 
 

OTHER INFORMATION

Below are the details you need to know if you are interested in auditioning on Sept. 18:

– Childcare is NOT provided.

– You will be expected to know the listed songs from the Redemption Music “catalog” (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) (Original Version)
 
Lead Male Vocals:
1. Only Hope (chord chart) (audio)
2. Adoption (chord chart) (audio) (Original Version)
 
Harmony Female Vocals:
1. Only Hope (chord chart) (audio)
2. Adoption Adoption (chord chart) (audio) (Original Version)
 
Lead Female Vocals:
1. God With Us (lyrics) (audio) (lyrics) (Original Version)
 

– 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 Daniel Ross.
 
Thanks,
 
The Redemption Music Team

 
 

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What styles of music do you listen to in your everyday life? Who/what are your musical influences? (Remember: This is important. Don't just say "everything," be specific. There is no judgment on what you like. If you love metal or classical or pop, just say so.)

Why do you want to play/sing at Redemption?

Songs We Sing (08.06.2017)

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. If you’d like a copy of the songs listed, a link is provided (where available). For the services of August 6, 2017, Redemption bands The Well Band (in Jasper) and Caleb Spencer (in Loogootee) led music and we sang:

 

MADE ALIVE
Written by Zach Bolen and Brian Eichelberger, 2012. This song is inspired by Colossians 2 and Ephesians 2 and focuses on how Jesus’ grace has bought us back and made us right before God.
Buy “Made Alive” by Citizens & Saints.
Download “Made Alive (Live)” by We Come Alive here.
 

BLESSED BE YOUR NAME
Written by Beth Redman, Matt Redman, 2002. This song, lyrically, is never as upbeat as it can sound. It reminds me of the book of Job (where the title was taken from). No matter the circumstances of our life, God is in control. Blessed be His name.
Buy “Blessed Be Your Name” by Matt Redman.
 
HOLY SPIRIT (Jasper only)
Written by Bryan Torwalt and Katie Torwalt, 2011.
Buy “Holy Spirit” by Bryan and Katie Torwalt.
 
ROCK OF AGES (Loogootee only)
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.”
Buy “Rock Of Ages” by Sojourn (feat. Brooks Ritter).
 
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.
 
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.

Songs We Sing (07.30.2017)

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. If you’d like a copy of the songs listed, a link is provided (where available). For the services of July 30, 2017, Redemption bands At One (in Jasper) and The Loogootee Collective (in Loogootee) led music and we sang:

 

HERE IS LOVE
Written by William Rees, sometime in the mid- to late-1800s. Music by Robert Lowry, 1876. Arrangement by Ex Nihilo and Narrow Path. “Who can cease to sing His praise?” In eternity, this won’t be a problem.
Download “Here Is Love (Live)” by Narrow Path.
 

LEANING ON THE EVERLASTING ARMS
Written by Elisha A. Hoffman, 1887. Music by Anthony J. Showalter. “What have I to dread/What have I to fear/Leaning on the everlasting arms …” I think of my grandparents when we sing this song. They left a rich legacy of faith for me and they came from a generation where “leaning on the everlasting arms” meant so much more than it does now (in many ways).
Download “Leaning On The Everlasting Arms (Live)” by We Come Alive.
 
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.
 
OH MY GOD
Written by Daniel Ross, Bob Foote; 2014. This original Redemption song is centered on the fact that the Gospel is deep and unfathomable, yet still simple and easy enough for a child to understand. It inspires reverence toward God, where we can simply say “oh my God, what a wonderous love/That You would show us grace.”
Buy “Oh My God” by (Redemption band) At One.
 
IN CHRIST ALONE
Written by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend; 2001. This is a modern hymn (meaning, it’s written in the classic hymn format) that has also become a modern classic in the church. It’s the complete gospel in four verses and is a great, great song.
Buy “In Christ Alone” by Kings Kaleidoscope.
 
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.

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