This week, Josh preached from Mark 11:1-11. Our songs were gathered to celebrate Palm Sunday and help us enter Holy Week together. 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.
Here is Our King by David Crowder* Band
Wandering by Jameson McGregor
Lord I Need You by Matt Maher
Up On A Mountain by The Welcome Wagon
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.
Here is Our King: We sang this song to identify with the crowd of people who were excited about Jesus entering Jerusalem. When we call Jesus King, we do so knowing that he is a different kind of king than the Jerusalem crowd was expecting (thankfully).
Wandering: This song acknowledges that God is faithful to us even when we fail at being faithful to God, and thinks about ways God uses our mistakes as tools for something greater.
Lord I Need You: We sang this song a few times at the beginning of Lent. As we near the end, we sang it to prepare us for Holy Week as we rely on God to help us avoid the temptation to pass through Friday and Saturday unbothered by the weight of Jesus' death.
Up On A Mountain: This song paints a picture of Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane, and embraces the fact that Jesus was not serenely waiting for his torture and death to unfold--he was terrified. Let us not forget that God knows what it is to be afraid and to desperately want things to be different.
In the Night: We will be singing this song for the next couple of weeks, as we have every week this Lenten season, 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.