Yesterday was the sixth Sunday of Eastertide, 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.
Amazing Grace by Citizens and Saints
Wayward Ones by The Gladsome Light
Future/Past by John Mark McMillan
Light and Flame by Jameson McGregor
Heart Won't Stop by John Mark and Sarah 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.
Amazing Grace: This song offered us language to begin our gathering proclaiming the grace of God that infuses our lives with vitality.
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.
Future/Past: We sang this song to celebrate the self-giving love that God invites us into.
It Is Well: This song offers us language to proclaim an anchor of worth and meaning outside of any given terrible thing we experience, and to look ahead to the re-Creation of all things.
Light and Flame: This song is about the inner identity conflicts that all humans experience and raises the question of whether resurrection is something we go looking for, or something that happens to us.
Heart Won't Stop: We sang this song to look over our shoulder at the songs from two weeks ago (since last week was Children's Sunday). This is what we said about Heart Won't Stop then: We sang this song to articulate and celebrate what Easter shows us about how far God is willing to go to set things right with us.
Doxology: We close our time together each week with this proclamation that God is worthy of praise from every inch of the cosmos.