This week Josh preached from Psalm 129 about perseverance. Our songs were gathered around the theme of hope. Below, you’ll find the list of the songs and artists. Clicking the song titles will take you to the lyrics. Below the songs, there is a brief explanation of how this week’s songs fit together. If you want to talk about any of these, feel free to comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bonfire by Jameson McGregor
Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) by Hillsong United
Future / Past by John Mark McMillan
Fall Afresh by Jeremy Riddle
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.
Bonfire: This song talks about looking toward the day that God will make everything new, and seeks to grab hold of the hint of this new life that we glimpse in the resurrection of Jesus.
Oceans (Where Feet May Fail): This song seeks out the faith to live like a people who have hope that God is fixing what is broken in the world, even though it does not seem that way at times.
How Great Thou Art: This song proclaims the greatness both of who God is and what God has done in time and space, and connects the awe that we feel toward what God has already done to the awe that we will feel toward what God has yet to do.
Future / Past: This song contemplates the fact that God, Glorious as God may be, has chosen to have a relationship with humanity, and places hope in the fact that the same God who has provided for us in the past will continue to do so in the future.
Fall Afresh: We sang this song this week to look over our shoulder at a song we sang last week (we will likely do this every week), that being said, the kind of hope that we have been singing about is only possible through the help of the Spirit, so it is fitting that we ask the Spirit to breathe life into us.