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.
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.
It truly feels like summer has arrived! The weather has turned warmer and the sun is shining brightly. It’s a season to celebrate and enjoy. And in the spirit of joy and celebration, let’s rejoice in our Savior and all that He’s done for us—the shining Son of God!
June is here and with it a new worship set! Do you remember the three steps to preparing our hearts for worship that we talked about a couple of months ago? What was the first and second step? Quieting our mind and heart and focusing on the Lord. One of the best ways to do this is remembering what we believe.
Worship songs come in all shapes and forms. Some are long, complex and tell a story. Others declare our faith and what we believe and contain bold statements. While still others are extremely simple in lyric and music yet convey deep emotion and a heartfelt prayer. The final song I’m going to share with you this month and that will complete our Worship Set 2 falls into the last category.
Communion. Jesus instituted this tradition and a way of remembering His sacrifice the night before He was arrested, and it has been observed by the Church for the last 2,000 years. At my church we take communion the first Sunday of every week, and as the elements are passed out we sing a song. Therefore, since May has five weeks in it, I decided to share one of the songs I use for communion.