Songs We Sing (01.21.2018)

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 January 21, 2018, 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!”

 

GRACE GREATER THAN OUR SIN

Words written by Julia H. Johnston (1911) and music by Daniel B. Towner (1910). Ephesians 2:8 says, “for it is by grace you have been saved … .” This song is a great reflection on God’s grace. “Dark is the stain that we cannot hide. What can avail to wash it away? Look! There is flowing a crimson tide. Whiter than snow you may be today.”

 

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.

 

NEVER ENDING

Written by Daniel Ross and Andrew Kieffner; 2016. A song about God’s goodness and strength inspired by Psalm 145, this also serves as a reminder that God is near and we can trust Him and His glory will never fade. Buy “Never Ending” by Redemption Christian Church (feat. We Come Alive) on iTunes.

 

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.”

 

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Redemption Music in 2017: By The Numbers

One of our core values at Redemption is worship (the others being discipleship and outreach). One way we worship is through singing, through music, each and every week. Christians sing because there are few other better ways to express the joy we have in being rescued from death by Jesus Christ.

 

When it comes to music, we want to be a church that is diverse in style and meaningful in content. We want to give people songs that remind them of Who God is and what He has done for us. Songs that we can carry into our dying day, giving us assurance and hope that God is a god who keeps His promises and is faithful.

 

With that, here’s a look back at 2017 in Redemption Music — by the numbers.

2017 Redemption Music: By The Numbers

1 Song — TEN TIMES
Come Behold The Wondrous Mystery
1 Song — NINE TIMES
Grace Alone
4 Songs — SEVEN TIMES
Adoption, His Mercy Is More, In Christ Alone, It Is Finished
19 Songs — FIVE TIMES

10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord), Absent From Flesh, Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing, Forever, Glory To His Name, How Deep The Father’s Love For Us, How Great Is Our God, How Great Thou Art, Jesus Paid It All, Lift Your Head Weary Sinner (Chains), Made Alive, My Savior’s Love (I Stand Amazed), Near The Cross, Only Hope, Only Your Blood Is Enough, Rock Of Ages, We Are Called, You Never Let Go, Your Name Is Matchless

11 Songs — FOUR TIMES

Before The Throne Of God Above, Come As You Are, Freedom Is Found, Give Us Clean Hands, Grace Greater Than Our Sin, Hallelujah What A Savior, I Saw The Light, It Is Well With My Soul, Let God Arise, Nothing But The Blood, Ready, Willing, Able

20 Songs — THREE TIMES

A Day Of Glory, A Way Out Of No Way, All Bow Down, All My Tears, Awesome Is The Lord Most High, Because He Lives, Blessed Be Your Name, Come Thou Long Expected Jesus, Endure, Leaning On The Everlasting Arms, Never Ending, Never The Same, On Our Side, One God, Redemption, Risen, The Old Rugged Cross, There Is A Fountain, You Are My Vision, Your Grace Is Enough

21 Songs — TWO TIMES

All Creatures Of Our God And King, Amazing Grace (Faith’s Review And Expectation), Beautiful One, Break Every Chain, Christ Be All Around Me, Go Tell It On The Mountain, God Of Wonders, Hark The Herald Angels Sing, Here Is Love, Here Is Our King, Joy To The World, Just As I Am, Like A Lion, O Come O Come Emmanuel, O Holy Night, Oh God, Oh My God, Psalm 18, The Love Of God, The Solid Rock, What A Friend We Have In Jesus

14 Songs — ONE TIME

All Glory Be To Christ, Angels We Have Heard On High, Baby Son, Come And Stand Amazed, God With Us, Great Is Thy Faithfulness, Hosanna, I Am, Mighty To Save, Mission’s Flame, O Come All Ye Faithful, Our God, What Child Is This, You Lifted Me Out

 

MORE DETAILS …

91 different songs were sung as a congregation on Sunday mornings in 2017. Come Behold The Wondrous Mystery was the most sung in 2017, replacing Your Name Is Matchless (2016) as the most sung song of the year.

– We sang 10 original songs at Redemption in 2017 (down from 13 originals in 2016). Only Hope and We Are Called were the most sung of any Redemption original songs.

– We sang 7 brand-new songs at Redemption (introduced in 2017) for the first time: All Glory Be To Christ (a special Christmas song), Baby Son (a special Christmas song), There Is A Fountain, Absent From Flesh, His Mercy Is More, It Is Finished, Grace Alone.

– Redemption Music released 2 projects in 2017 (the single Risen and a deluxe re-release of Narrow Path’s 2012 album And Still).

Songs We Sing (01.14.2018)

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 January 14, 2018, Redemption bands At One (in Jasper) and Day 41 (in Loogootee) will lead music and we will sing:

 

ALL CREATURES OF OUR GOD AND KING

Written by Francis of Assisi, circa 1225 (i.e. this is really old). Arrangement by David Crowder, 2002. This song really says it all. “Alleluia” (Praise be to God!). Everything praises Him.

 

GRACE ALONE

Written by Dustin Kensrue, 2013. We worship a triune God (Father, Son, Spirit) Who is three in one. This song address our Triune God in each verse (Father, Son, Spirit) and helps us remember we are only saved by grace alone.

 

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.

 

MISSION’S FLAME

Written by Matt Redman, 2004. This song has such great words. “We’re going with a passion for Your name/Send us out.” We end each service reminding ourselves we are on the mission filed. This song helps us remember why we go.

 

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.

 

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Songs We Sing (01.07.2018)

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 January 7, 2018, Redemption bands Always At The Ready (in Jasper) and Into The Fire (in Loogootee) will lead music and we will sing:

 

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..

 

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.

 

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.

 

HOSANNA

Written by Brooke Fraser; 2006. The word “hosanna” is a Hebrew word that means “O save!” It is a simple cry for our salvation. I love the line in this song that says “break my heart for what breaks Yours.”

 

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 versatile song that can be done in many different ways.

 

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Songs We Sing (12.31.2017)

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 31, 2017, Redemption worship leaders Caleb Spencer (in Jasper) and Daniel Ross (in Loogootee) will lead music and we will sing:

 

YOUR NAME IS MATCHLESS

Written by Colin Edge, Neil DeGraide, 2015. What God has done for us is matchless. We were adopted as children of God through the blood and sacrifice of Jesus. Because of that, we sing glory to His name.

 

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.

 

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”).

 

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.

 

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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