Yesterday was the first Sunday of Lent, and the 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 email@example.com.
Rise Up by Bifrost Arts
Wandering by Jameson McGregor
For Those Tears I Died by Jameson McGregor
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.
Rise Up: We sang this song to petition God to rise to the defense of the vulnerable, and by extension a reminder to ourselves that to be the people of God is to take up the cause of the vulnerable.
Come Thou Fount: This song offers us language to seek sustenance in who God is and root our hope in who God has been for us.
Wandering: This song praises God’s faithfulness in the midst of our own inconsistency and selfishness.
For Those Tears I Died: This song is a cry of lament. I’ve thought of these words as being directly related to too many tragedies to even remember—it’s just a blur of despair at this point. And I hate that. But these are words I return to time and again to process my rage when faced with a reminder of how very evil we humans are capable of being.
In the Night: This song carries us through Lent all the way to Easter. It is a record of God’s showing up in the midst of despair throughout the biblical narrative.
Be Thou My Vision: Throughout the Lenten season, we will close our liturgies with these words to reaffirm our desire to seek our vision, wisdom, and security in God alone.