Yesterday was the sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost. 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. 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.
There's A Wideness In God's Mercy by Jameson McGregor (adapted from F. Faber)
Mystery by Jameson McGregor (adapted from Charlie Hall)
All Creatures of Our God and King by David Crowder* Band
Where God Has Always Been by Jameson McGregor
Here’s a demo recording of Where God Has Always Been:
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.
There's A Wideness In God's Mercy: We sang this song to begin our time contemplating the wideness of the mercy within which we find ourselves.
Mystery: This song offers us a shorthand version of the Gospel story (Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again) as an anthem to raise in the midst of struggle, and a reminder that the way of Christ is costly.
All Creatures of Our God and King: This song invites us to consider our place amongst the family of all of creation, and to offer praise to the Maker of us all.
Where God Has Always Been: This song was written while thinking through the texts from Psalms and Isaiah from the lectionary for last week. It is in praise of the Lord of all with their backs against the wall, reminding us that God has thrown in with the oppressed and forgotten of the world and rises to their defense.
Crown Him With Many Crowns: We sang this song to look over our shoulder at last week's songs. This is what we said about Crown Him With Many Crowns then: We sang this song to begin our time by singing about Jesus as Lord of everything.
Doxology: We close our time together each week with this proclamation that God is worthy of praise from every inch of the cosmos.