Songs We Sing (12.10.2017)
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 December 10, 2017, Redemption bands At One (in Jasper) and Into The Fire (in Loogootee) will lead music and we will sing:
ANGELS WE HAVE HEARD ON HIGH
Traditional French carol translated by James Chadwick, 1862. “Gloria in Excelsis Deo!” is Latin for “Glory to God in the highest.” God is above all and we should praise Him above all.
HOW GREAT THOU ART
Written by Stuart Wesley Keene Hine; 1953. 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.”
O COME ALL YE FAITHFUL
Written by John F. Wade, circa 1743. Isn’t it cool that songs from 1743 are still relevant today? “Word of the Father/Now in flesh appearing/O come let us adore Him.” Buy “O Come All Ye Faithful” by Redemption band Narrow Path on iTunes.
O COME, O COME EMMANUEL
Author unknown (i.e. this one is VERY old – like 12th Century old). Lyrically, this one is also about the longing and expectation of a Savior. Buy “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” by Redemption band Narrow Path on iTunes.
ALL BOW DOWN
Written by Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash; 2004. One day ‘every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.’