This week, Josh preached from Exodus 20:1-17 on the Law and Christian Imagination. Our songs were gathered around the theme of rest. 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.
House of God Forever by Jon Foreman
Beautiful Things by Gungor
It Is Well by Horatio Spafford
In the Night by Andrew Peterson
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.
House of God Forever: This song contemplates Psalm 23, emphasizing that God is trustworthy and has our best interests in mind. As we continue through Lent, we can rest in knowing that God is at work within us.
Beautiful Things: This song champions the fact that God works in unexpected ways to bring new life into dead things.
It Is Well: This song grabs for peace in the midst of tragedy. It is often difficult to sing this song honestly, but we sing it together so those who can sing it honestly can sing it for those who cannot. If everything else we sang about this week is true, we can have "It is well" in the back of our minds in the face of tragedy, even if we can't bring ourselves to say those words.
In the Night: We will be singing this song for the next three weeks, adding a verse each time. Lent is often a rough time for us as we confront who we are and who we are becoming, and this song does a good job at placing hardship and hope side by side.
Be Thou My Vision: We will be singing this every week in Lent as well--as we close our services, we will ask God once again to be our vision and wisdom as we continue on for another week in the desert of Lent.