This week was the sixth Sunday of Epiphany, 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 recordings from Sunday morning of a few of them, and below the recordings, there is an example of one way you might think of these songs in light of this week's theme. 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.
Fall Afresh by Jeremy Riddle (w/ addition by Jameson McGregor)
Lord, I Need You by Matt Maher
Shadow by Jameson McGregor
Pulse by Jameson McGregor
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.
Holy, Holy, Holy: We began with this song to start off our morning calibrating our attention to the Triune God, confessing that our comprehension of God is blurred by our human condition, yet also confessing what we do know to be true: God's might, mercy, power, love, and lordship over all of creation.
Fall Afresh: In Epiphany, our eyes are opened to the distance between what God claims to be true about humanity and the way we wear our own humanity (this distance is what we call sin, and it comes into focus more acutely in Lent). This song is a petition for the Spirit to continue to do the Spirit's transforming work in us, drawing us toward the kind of humanity Jesus embodied.
Lord, I Need You: As we have walked through Epiphany, we have seen God reveal to us what God would have us know about who God is and about who we are. This song is voiced as a response to becoming (re)acquainted with these identities. It voices a sense of dependence on God out of which, in time, our lives can become properly ordered.
Shadow: This song is about the tension that accompanies being formed in the way of Christ. We are pulled toward a gradual transformation that cuts to the core of who we are, yet who we've been, so to speak, remains in some way. It's painful. It's frustrating. It's difficult to find the line to draw between what we are doing and what is being done to us. But somewhere in the midst of all of that, there remains the reality that what is ultimately happening is that we are coming to know ourselves in the way that God does--and we are not left alone to to this task.
Pulse: We sang this song to look over our shoulder at last week's songs. This is what we said about Pulse then: We sang this song to begin our time together confessing that we have been selective with the way that we have practiced love in the way of Christ, and petitioning the Spirit to recreate us into a people who relate to one another as God has revealed to us through Jesus.
Doxology: We close our time together each week with this proclamation that God is worthy of praise from every inch of the cosmos.