This past Sunday was Resurrection Sunday, and our songs were gathered with that in mind. Below, you’ll find the list of the songs and artists. Clicking the song titles will take you to the lyrics. Below the songs, you can find a brief example of one way you might think of these songs. If you want to talk about any of these, feel free to comment at the bottom of this page or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the Night by Andrew Peterson
Wayward Ones by The Gladsome Light
Hope by Jameson McGregor
Death In His Grave by John Mark McMillan
Mystery by Jameson McGregor (adapted from Charlie Hall)
When Death Came Calling by Jameson McGregor
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.
In the Night: This song is a stream of stories about God showing up in the midst of despair in the Bible. It carried us through Lent, and on Sunday it was our entry into Easter.
Wayward Ones: We sing this song every time we take communion to remind ourselves of a couple of things. First, we are a broken people--though we are seeking to become more like Jesus, we often fail at this. Second, Christ has given Himself for us despite our brokenness. We take communion to remember the sacrifice of Jesus on our behalf, even though we did not, and do not, deserve it.
Hope: We sang this song to give voice to the hope of Resurrection.
Death In His Grave: This song narrates Jesus' defeat of Death and rescue of humanity from destruction.
Mystery: We sang this song to proclaim Jesus' rise from death at the hands of political and religious oppressors, and raised this as a challenge for us to rise to the aid of the oppressed.
When Death Came Calling: This song is a song of grief and resurrection.
Be Thou My Vision: Throughout the Lenten season, we have closed our liturgies with these words to reaffirm our desire to seek our vision, wisdom, and security in God alone. On Easter, we added the final stanza into the mix, and asked Christ to be our victory as well.
Doxology: We close our time together each week with this proclamation that God is worthy of praise from every inch of the cosmos.