This past Sunday was both Mother's Day and the seventh Sunday of Eastertide. Our songs were gathered with this convergence 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.
Hope by Jameson McGregor
There by Jameson McGregor
Mother by Jameson McGregor
Future/Past by John Mark McMillan
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.
How Great Thou Art: This song offered us language to begin our time together by proclaiming the grandeur of God through observing what God has made and what God has done in the world.
Hope: This song looks at the mini-Resurrections that God has spread across creation in order to look ahead to the re-Creation of all things.
There: This song is a proclamation of God's being set apart from every source of anxiety, and offers us an Anchor to still ourselves in the turmoil of the world at the moment.
Mother: This song was born out of a desire to enter into the tradition found threaded through Deuteronomy, Hosea, Isaiah, and Jesus, of using maternal metaphors to speak of God. Put differently, it uses the lens of motherhood as a way to speak of the way that God cares for and loves us.
Future/Past: We sang this song to look over our shoulder at last week's songs. This is what we said about Future/Past then: We sang this song to celebrate the self-giving love that God invites us into.
Doxology: We close our time together each week with this proclamation that God is worthy of praise from every inch of the cosmos.