Songs We Sing (02.25.2018)

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 February 25, 2018, Redemption bands Always At The Ready (in Jasper) and Into the Fire (in Loogootee) will lead music and we will sing:

 

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.

 

O PRAISE THE NAME (ANÁSTASIS)

Written by Benjamin Hastings, Dean Ussher, Marty Sampson, 2015. Focusing on the crucifixion, resurrection, and Second Coming of Christ, this song’s chorus is a response of joy and praise to great news of the gospel.

 

HOW DEEP THE FATHER’S LOVE FOR US

Written by Stuart Townend, 1995. Structured like a traditional hymn, this relatively modern song has a clear presentation of God’s great love for his people. “Why should I gain from His reward?/I cannot give an answer/But this I know with all my heart/His wounds have paid my ransom.” True words.

 

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.

 

THERE IS A FOUNTAIN

Written by E.O. Excell, L. Mason, Wm. Cowper. Arrangement by Citizens & Saints. William Cowper wrote this hymn after a major bout with depression. Though he continued to struggle, he found hope in the words of this song and in the hope of Jesus. Find out more about this song’s origins.

 

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Songs of the Cross

A Southern Indiana Good Friday Night of Worship

When: Good Friday, March 30, 2018 at 5:30 and 7 p.m. (two identical services)

Where: Redemption Christian Church (Jasper Campus). 1450 Energy Dr. (Directions)

What: A chance to reflect on Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross through singing, contemplation, and worship.

 
 

On Friday, March 30, at 5:30 and 7 p.m., Redemption Christian Church, Jasper Campus, 1450 Energy Dr., will host Songs Of The Cross: A Southern Indiana Good Friday Night Of Worship.

 

The night will consist of singing, prayer, and scripture reading led by worship leaders of three regional churches.

 

Worship leaders Michael Cochren, of Antioch Christian Church (Washington, Ind.), Jonathan Dunham, of Bethany Christian Church (Washington, Ind.), Daniel Ross, of Redemption Christian Church (Jasper Campus), and Caleb Spencer, of Redemption Christian Church (Loogootee Campus) will lead the night of worship with songs reflecting on Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross and our response to this world-changing event.

 

Songs Of The Cross: A Southern Indiana Good Friday Night Of Worship is free and open to everyone. The approximately one-hour-long services are family-style worship (meaning no child care is available on site). However, multiple cry rooms are available in Redemption’s worship center.

Songs We Sing (02.18.2018)

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 February 18, 2018, Redemption bands At One (in Jasper) and Into the Fire (in Loogootee) will lead music and we will sing:

 

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.

 

O PRAISE THE NAME (ANÁSTASIS)

Written by Benjamin Hastings, Dean Ussher, Marty Sampson, 2015. Focusing on the crucifixion, resurrection, and Second Coming of Christ, this song’s chorus is a response of joy and praise to great news of the gospel.

 

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!”

 

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.

 

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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Songs We Sing (02.11.2018)

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 February 11, 2018, Redemption bands We Come Alive (in Jasper) and Day 41 (in Loogootee) will lead music and we will sing:

 

IT IS FINISHED

Written by Brian Eichelberger and Dustin Kensrue; 2013. The song takes the words of Jesus on the cross and turns them into a victory cry for the people He has redeemed through His work on the cross of Calvary. Jesus has finished the work of our salvation, there’s no deeds we can do to accomplish it and, as the lyrics say, “there’s no rite nor magic words.” He has done it for us. This is fantastic news.

 

O PRAISE THE NAME (ANÁSTASIS)

Written by Benjamin Hastings, Dean Ussher, Marty Sampson, 2015. Focusing on the crucifixion, resurrection, and Second Coming of Christ, this song’s chorus is a response of joy and praise to great news of the gospel.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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Songs We Sing (02.04.2018)

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 February 4, 2018, Redemption bands Always At The Ready (in Jasper) and Into The Fire (in Loogootee) will lead music and we will sing:

 

YOU ARE MY VISION

Written by Eleanor Henrietta Hull, Mary Elizabeth Byrne, Rend Collective; 1919, 2011. This is a modern rendition of the hymn “Be Thou My Vision.” The lyrics of the first verse set the tone for what we are singing: “You are my vision/O King of my heart/Nothing else satisfies only You Lord.” This is truth.

 

O PRAISE THE NAME (ANÁSTASIS)

Written by Benjamin Hastings, Dean Ussher, Marty Sampson, 2015. Focusing on the crucifixion, resurrection, and Second Coming of Christ, this song’s chorus is a response of joy and praise to great news of the gospel.

 

JESUS PAID IT ALL

Written by Elvina M. Hall, 1865. We can do nothing to earn our favor with God. Only Christ’s blood makes us holy. Not our good works, not any action we take — ONLY Christ’s blood.

 

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.

 

YOUR GRACE IS ENOUGH

Written by Matt Maher, 2003. Chris Tomlin first popularized this song but Matt Maher is the original songwriter. This is taken from 2 Corinthians 12.

 

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