This week, we were fortunate to have Sharyl West Loeung preach to us from Psalm 25 about Lent. Our songs were also broadly gathered around the theme of Lent. Below, you’ll find the list of the songs and artists. Clicking the song titles will take you to the lyrics. Below the songs, there is a brief explanation of how this week’s songs fit together. If you want to talk about any of these, feel free to comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beautiful Things by Gungor
Lord, I Need You by Matt Maher
In the Night by Andrew Peterson
How They Fit In:
There are many ways to think about the significance of songs and the way they fit together–-this is simply one way you can look at these songs in light of this week’s theme.
Come Thou Fount: This song proclaims God's carrying us through difficult times, despite our tendency to try and take matters in our own hands. In Lent, we know that we are to put effort into living whatever different lifestyle we have chosen, but that God will be the one to actually form us into something new.
Beautiful Things: As we contemplate our sin and seek to allow God to form us through obedience during this season, we cling to the fact that God's creative trademark is making gloriously beautiful art out of unlikely materials.
Lord, I Need You: We sang this together to proclaim that as we enter Lent with the intention of making ourselves live in a certain way for the next 40 days, God is our strength.
In the Night: We will be singing this song for the next five weeks, adding a verse each time. Lent is often a rough time for us as we confront who we are and who we are becoming, and this song does a good job at placing hardship and hope side by side.
Be Thou My Vision: We will be singing this every week in Lent as well--as we close our services, we will ask God once again to be our vision and wisdom as we continue on for another week in the desert of Lent.