This was the seventh Sunday after Pentecost. Our songs were gathered with this in mind, and heavily influenced by the lectionary texts (particularly, the weeds & wheat passage that Josh preached from). 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 an example of one way you might think of these songs in light of this week's theme. 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
Lord, I Need You by Matt Maher
There by Jameson McGregor
For Those Tears I Died by Jameson McGregor
Wandering 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.
Hope: This song clings to the hope that the work of redemption made visible in the Resurrection will spread to the entirety of the cosmos. This hope is characterized as such because, at the moment, things are still not as they should be--the weeds are growing up with the wheat, so to speak.
Lord, I Need You: This song is a confession of our need for the transformation of the Spirit in our own lives to form us into people who are like Christ, and for the Spirit to hold us together as we face any number of struggles in living in a world that is still broken.
There: This song proclaims that the same God who is imminent with us in our suffering also stands over and above every kind of brokenness as an Anchor that is holding us in place in the midst of the turbulence of history.
For Those Tears I Died: This song holds in tension both the solidarity of Christ with human suffering, and the cry of "how long?" from the worn-thin world.
Wandering: We sang this song to look over our shoulder at last week's songs. This is what we said about Wandering then: This song allows us to confess our tendency to, knowingly or not, attempt to use God for our own ends, while also praising God for being consistently faithful.
Doxology: We close our time together each week with this proclamation that God is worthy of praise from every inch of the cosmos.