Songs We Sing (04.23.2017)

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 April 23, 2017, Redemption bands At One (in Jasper) and The Loogootee Collective (in Loogootee) led music and we sang:

 

HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD
Written by Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, Jesse Reeves, 2004. This very popular worship song (one of the most popular since the mid-2000s) is a simple song of praise to our great God (“the name above all names/worthy of all praise”).
Buy “How Great Is Our God” by Chris Tomlin.
 
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).
 
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.
Buy “It Is Finished” by The Modern Post.
 
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.
Buy “Jesus Paid It All” by Kristian Stanfill.
 
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.
 
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.
Buy “Awesome Is The Lord Most High” by Chris Tomlin.

Songs We Sing (04.16.2017)

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 April 16, 2017, Redemption bands Always At The Ready (in Jasper) and The Reprise (in Loogootee) led music and we sang:

 

ALL MY TEARS
Written by Julie Miller, 1993. A simple declaration and song of faith in eternal life with God. It’s an awesome assurance we have, knowing Jesus has paid it all. Musically, this is a really versatile song that can be done in many different ways.

Buy “All My Tears” by Julie Miller.
 
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)” by Trio. (fast version)
Download “How Great Thou Art (Live)” by At One. (slow version)
 
NEAR THE CROSS
Written by Fanny Crosby and W. Howard Doane, 1869. A great hymn of prayer and reflection on the cross.
Download “Near The Cross” by Narrow Path on NoiseTrade.
Download a free live version of “Near The Cross” by At One.
 
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!”
Buy “Come Behold The Wondrous Mystery” by Matt Boswell.
 
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!
Download “Risen (Live on Easter at Cabby)” by Narrow Path.
 
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.
Buy “It Is Finished” by The Modern Post.

Redemption Music Open Auditions

Open auditions for Redemption Music (Jasper Campus-focused) are set for Monday, May 8 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 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, May 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Worship Center at Redemption’s Jasper campus – 1450 Energy Dr.

 

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, May 1 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, May 8 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 May 8. 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 May 8. 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 May 1. All others, please have your form submitted no later than May 1.

 

OTHER INFORMATION

Below are the details you need to know if you are interested in auditioning on May 8:

– 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

 

Complete The Form Below

 

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Are You A Covenant Partner with Redemption? (required)
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If "yes," how long?

Have you been baptized by immersion (i.e. "dunked")? (required)
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If "yes," when?

Have you attended - and completed - a Starting Point class? (required)
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If "yes," when?

Are you in a Community Group? (required)
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If "yes," who is your group leader?

What instruments do you play? Do you also wish to audition to sing? (If you are strictly a singer, please note that.)

Have you played/sung in bands before (in front of people)? If so, when/where?

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 (04.09.2017)

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 April 9, 2017, Redemption bands At One (in Jasper) and The Loogootee Collective (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.
 
NOTHING BUT THE BLOOD
Written by Robert Lowry, 1876. I love the lyric “Nothing can for sin atone/Nothing but the blood of Jesus/Not of good that I have done/Nothing but the blood of Jesus.” This is a song that helps us focus on Christ’s work for us and helps us take our eyes off of our own work.
Buy “Nothing But The Blood” by Page CXVI.
 
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.
Buy “It Is Finished” by The Modern Post.
 
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.
Buy “It Is Well With My Soul” by Phil Wickham.
Download “It Is Well With My Soul (Live)” by At One.
 
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.
 
READY, WILLING, ABLE
Written by Daniel Ross, Mike Crockett; 2012. Taken from Luke 12:35-56, this original song focuses on keeping our hearts ready for the Master’s return. We are not called to know the hour, but only to be ready.
Buy “Ready, Willing, Able” by At One.

Songs We Sing (04.02.2017)

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 April 2, 2017, Redemption bands We Come Alive (in Jasper) and The Reprise (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.
 
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.
 
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.
Buy “It Is Finished” by The Modern Post.
 
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.
Buy “Before The Throne of God Above” by Sojourn.
 
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.
Buy “Redemption” by Johnny Cash.
 
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.

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