This past Sunday was the fifth Sunday after Pentecost, and our songs were gathered with this in mind. Below, you’ll find the list of the songs and artists. Clicking the song titles will take you to the lyrics. If you want to talk about any of these, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come Alive by ubcmusic
Rise Up by BiFrost Arts
Pulse by ubcmusic
Anthem by ubcmusic (adapted from Leonard Cohen)
Wideness by ubcmusic
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 Alive: This song is about God drawing us into God’s dance of love, gradually bringing us to life.
Rise Up: We sang this song to focus our attention on the vulnerable among us, to orient our concern there, to petition God to come to the defense of the the oppressed, and to form our hearts to do the same.
Pulse: We sang this song to ask the Spirit to remind us of our interconnectivity and to teach us to love one another.
Anthem: This song grasps for hope in despair. Hope for justice to come to governments who trample the weak. Hope for hearts to find their way to love. Hope that light will find its way through the cracks in our fractured world.
Wideness: We sang this song to celebrate the breadth of the mercy of God and to remind ourselves of our tendency to have narrow ideas of God’s mercy.
Doxology: We close our time together each week with this proclamation that God is worthy of praise from every inch of the cosmos.