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.
Hymns are classic. They are full of deep theological truth and have stood the test of time. However, depending on what type of church you go to, hymns can sometimes feel old fashioned and not terribly relevant to the current musical style. Nevertheless, the truth they contain is still rich and deep. So I love it when song writers combine solid hymns with modern music. They give the hymns new life with a fresh bridge or chorus or even weaving them together with newer songs.
The next song in our Easter-focused worship set is called “Unbroken Praise” by Matt Redman. This song touched me deeply several years ago and is still a favorite worship song. I recently introduced it at my church and it has blessed several in our congregation, so I pray that it blesses you also!
Welcome back to another post on Here I Am to Worship! Last week, we learned a lesson in surrender and how a surrendered life is the greatest offering and act of worship we can give our loving God. This week, we’re going to continue with a great follow-up worship song titled, “Jesus at the Center.”
Last week, we reflected and looked back on God’s constancy and steadfastness in the past year and throughout our lives. We celebrated and praised God for His unending faithfulness towards us. This week we’re going to look at what an appropriate response would be to God’s great faithfulness.