Yesterday was Christ the King Sunday, and the songs were selected 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.
Crown Him With Many Crowns
Mystery by Jameson McGregor (adapted from Charlie Hall)
Pulse by Jameson McGregor
Rise Up by Bifrost Arts
Inbreaking by Jameson McGregor
Chariot by Page France
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.
Crown Him With Many Crowns: We sang this song because it was basically made to be sung on Christ the King Sunday. It speaks both to a conceptual crowning of Christ in one's life, and also to a more eschatological vision of the Kingdom.
Mystery: This song proclaims the story of what kind of king Christ is--the kind that would suffer and die for his people. In singing this song, we began to pose a question to ourselves of what Christ's reign might mean for the way that we live and move in the world.
Pulse: We most often refer to the Holy Spirit as the Breath of Life undergirding all of Creation when we sing this song. But Pulse can also be taken to refer to the way in which all of Creation holds together in Christ, which is the angle we took yesterday. At the bottom of everything, we are connected to the people least like us by our mutual connection to the grace of Christ.
Rise Up: This song is a petition for the King who stands with the oppressed to rise to their defense, and a charge to those who claim to be formed in the way of Christ to do the same.
Inbreaking: This song is a plea for the coming of the Kingdom and the re-Creation of all things.
Chariot: We sang this song to look over our shoulder at last week's songs. This is what we said about Chariot then: This song is a looking ahead toward the re-Creation of all things. This looking ahead in some way embodies the posture of Ordinary Time, insofar as we allow this looking ahead to motivate us to live as though the Kingdom has already come in fullness.
Doxology: We close our time together each week with this proclamation that God is worthy of praise from every inch of the cosmos.