Another classic hymn, the story behind “It is Well with My Soul” is one of triumph through tragedy. It is the testimony of one man’s unwavering faith in God despite the loss of almost everything. It is a reminder for us that no matter the hard we have to navigate, God is faithful and worthy of our praise.
Some songs are classics. They have withstood the test of time and are still around after over a hundred years. Today’s song is one of these timeless hymns. We could not do a worship set centered on God’s faithfulness and not highlight “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” by Thomas Chisholm and William Runyan.
I hope everyone is having a marvelous summer! August is here…where has the time gone?! Last month’s worship set was a powerful one, wouldn’t you agree? As I was prayerfully thinking through what this month’s set should be, I realized that July was a hard act to follow. However, God really impressed upon my heart the message of His faithfulness and goodness to us. So this month we will be focusing our praise on these wonderful reasons to rejoice and thank God for His incredible faithfulness to us.
The Bible tells us that God the Father lifted up God the Son—Jesus Christ—above all and that at His name every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that He is Lord (Philippians 2). He alone is high over all, and by His name and His sacrifice are we saved. Therefore, how fitting it is to worship Him and lift His name up as the only name.
As stated back in May on our Worship Set 2, during each month with five weeks I will share a song useful for communion. Now these songs are appropriate for anytime, because they magnify and glorify Jesus. But I feel that they are especially fitting for this part of the service: remembering Jesus’ extreme sacrifice.
Psalm 19:1-4a states, “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words, whose voice is not heard. Their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.”
Known as modern day hymn writers, Keith Getty and Stuart Townend have co-written many great songs for the church. But perhaps the most well-known modern hymn of our day is “In Christ Alone.”
Welcome to another worship set on “Here I Am to Worship!” I hope and pray that these posts and song features are a blessing to you as you grow in worship to our Savior and King. This month, we will have five posts and therefore, I will be sharing another communion song—or song that is specifically focused and used to remember the sacrifice of Jesus. However, that song won’t be shared for a few more weeks.
Our final song in our June worship set had been around for a while. However, like all truly great worship songs, it’s timeless and continues to touch and bless hearts leading people to the throne of God in worship.
Today’s song feature has many special memories for me. I originally heard and learned it back in 2014 with a group of dear friends and brother and sisters in the Lord. We were gathered for a worship time and someone requested this song. It was a special time to fellowship and worship and the song has stuck with me all these years. Now I lead this song in my church and it continues to be a powerful avenue through with we can worship the Lord and celebrate all He’s done.