January 3, 2012

Recap: 7 Songs We Learned in 2011

January 3, 2012
As a church, one of the sweetest experiences we share is coming together corporately to worship our Savior together on Sundays. While much of the life of the body happens outside of Sunday morning, there is something special and unique about lifting our voices together in praise and song.

In 2011 we sang many songs ... some new and many old. We learned seven new songs that have been introduced into our regular rotation. Here are the songs we learned in the order we learned them:

How Great is Our God - by Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash and Jesse Reeves
  1. Glorious and Mighty - Joel Sczebel, Tod Twining and Bob Kauflin
  2. Come People of the Risen King - by Keith and Kristyn Getty and Stuart Townend
  3. Our Great God - by Fernando Ortega and Mac Powell
  4. Rock of Ages (When the Day Seems Long) - by Sandra McCracken and Kevin Twit
  5. Hail the Day - by Charles Wesley, adapted by Steve and Vikki Cook
  6. Not What My Hands Have Done (Holy Hands)  - by Horatius Bonar, adapted by Karl Digerness

As has been said before, our desire is not just to enjoy music, but to enjoy and celebrate the life-giving truth of God's word that these songs communicate. In this way, new music can stir our hearts and equip our minds to worship God as He deserves; with humble and joyful gratitude for His indescribable grace to us. 

May God be glorified as we proclaim the excellencies of him who called us out of darkness and into his marvelous light (1 Peter 2:9).