Easter Song – Keith Green

Totally retro Easter song in my head all day long! 🙂 He is risen!

Hear the bells ringing
They’re singing that you can be born again
Hear the bells ringing
They’re singing Christ is risen from the dead

The angel up on the tombstone
Said He has risen, just as He said
Quickly now, go tell his disciples
That Jesus Christ is no longer dead

Joy to the word, He has risen, hallelujah
He’s risen, hallelujah
He’s risen, hallelujah

Hear the bells ringing
They’re singing that you can be healed right now
Hear the bells ringing, they’re singing
Christ, He will reveal it now

The angels, they all surround us
And they are ministering Jesus’ power
Quickly now, reach out and receive it
For this could be your glorious hour

Joy to the world, He has risen, hallelujah
He’s risen, hallelujah
He’s risen, hallelujah, hallelujah

The angel up on the tombstone
Said He has risen, just as He said
Quickly now, go tell his disciples
That Jesus Christ is no longer dead

Joy to the world, He has risen, hallelujah
He’s risen, hallelujah
He’s risen, hallelujah
Hallelujah

Easter Song: Holy (Wedding Day)

“Holy (Wedding Day)”
The City Harmonic 

This is the story of the Son of God
Hanging on the cross for me
But it ends with a bride and groom
And a wedding by a glassy sea
O death where is your sting
Cause I’ll be there singing
Holy Holy Holy
Is the Lord

This is the story of a bride in white
Waiting on her wedding day
Anticipation welling up inside
While the groom is crowned as king
O death where is your sting
Cause we’ll be there singing
Holy Holy Holy is the Lord

Holy Holy Holy Holy Holy Holy
Is the Lord Almighty
Holy Holy Holy Holy Holy Holy
Is the Lord Almighty
Who was and is and is to come
Who was and is and is to come

This is the story of the Son of God
Hanging on the cross for me
And it ends with a bride and groom
And a wedding by a glassy sea

This is the story of the a bride in white
Singing on her wedding day
Of the God who was and is to stand before a bride who sings
Holy Holy Holy Holy Holy Holy is the Lord Almighty

 

Wind of the Spirit

wind-in-sails
Image source: timemanagementninja.com

Your wind is blowing across this lonely land.
We are Your messengers, Your touch is in our hands.
Use us, Lord Jesus, to care for our friends.
Help us to love them, it’s Your great command.

Oh, wind of the Spirit,
fill the sails of my soul –
send us on, Lord, let your wind blow!
(2x)

Your Spirit is moving with power and might.
We’ll walk together by faith, not by sight.
You’re calling an army to rise up and fight.
We’ll be Your soldiers, flooding darkness with light!

“25 years ago my first studio album, and it’s title track, Wind of the Spirit was released. That song found its way all over the world and into the hearts of many. Many guitar players first chords were that classic progression up the fret board and countless people identify with the song as a marker on their life and faith journey. Maybe you do too? With that release, we were propelled into the world of music and a fresh vision of following Jesus.” – Russ Rosen (http://russrosenband.com/news)

Russ Rosen Band. Lyrics by Russ Rosen, Sandy Rosen and Mike Oshiro, music by Russ Rosen, lead vocals by Mike Oshiro produced by Roy Salmond.

Song of the Day: The Time is Now – Phil Wickham

The Time is Now – Phil Wickham

“Let light and love come rushing through the door!”

Press play and then scroll down to enjoy the lyrics…

“The Time Is Now”

The battle line is drawn it’s all in black and white
Hope is going forward and fear from behind
It’s time

It’s time to make a move, so what will you decide?
The clock is ticking on, don’t let it pass you by
It’s time
It’s time

The time is now for lifting souls
The time is now for letting go
From your skin to your core
Let light and love come rushing through the door
Oh come rushing through the door

You’ve learned every song, memorized the verse
Took the bread and wine and even bought the shirt
It’s time
It’s time to hold your shield, it’s time to draw your sword
Let’s be the resistance
O Lord, O Lord, O Lord
It’s time
Yea it’s time

The time is now for lifting souls
The time is now for letting go
From your skin to your core
Let light and love come rushing through the door
It’s time to make a stand
So put your heart in greater hands
From your skin to your core
Let light and love come rushing through the door

Sisters, brothers,
Thieves and lovers
Come on, come on eternity
Turn your faces
From finite places
Heaven’s Grace has set you free

The time is now for lifting souls
The time is now for letting go
From your skin to your core
Let light and love come rushing through the door
It’s time to make a stand
So put your heart in greater hands
From your skin to your core
Let light and love come rushing through the door
Your door

Oh come rushing through the door

Brokenness Aside

All Sons & Daughters – Brokenness Aside

Will your grace run out
If I let you down
‘Cause all I know
Is how to run

‘Cause I am a sinner
If its not one thing its another
Caught up in words
Tangled in lies
You are the Savior
And you take brokenness aside
And make it beautiful
Beautiful

Will you call me child
When I tell you lies
Cause all I know
Is how to cry

I am a sinner
If its not one thing its another
Caught up in words
Tangled in lies
You are the Savior
And you take brokenness aside
And make it beautiful
Beautiful

Bridge:
You make it beautiful
You make it beautiful

Brokenness Aside

Brokenness Aside
Written by Leslie Jordan and David Leonard
Performed by All Sons & Daughters

(Lyrics below, scroll down for the audio…)

Will your grace run out
If I let you down
‘Cause all I know
Is how to run

‘Cause I am a sinner
If its not one thing its another
Caught up in words
Tangled in lies
You are the Savior
And you take brokenness aside
And make it beautiful
Beautiful

Will you call me child
When I tell you lies
Cause all I know
Is how to cry

I am a sinner
If its not one thing its another
Caught up in words
Tangled in lies
You are the Savior
And you take brokenness aside
And make it beautiful
Beautiful

Bridge:
You make it beautiful
You make it beautiful

Come Away From Rush and Hurry

As you know, I’m on sabbatical and I awhile ago finished enjoying Marva Dawn’s book, “Keeping the Sabbath Wholly.” This past weekend, I went away on a retreat. The first song we sang was…

Come Away From Rush and Hurry
Marva J. Dawn
(To the tune of “Come Thou Fount”)

Come away from rush and hurry
to the stillness of God’s peace;
from our vain ambition’s worry,
come to Christ and find release.
Come away from noise and clamor,
life’s demands and frenzied pace;
come to join the people gathered
here to seek and find God’s face.

In the pastures of God’s goodness
we lie down to rest our soul.
From the waters of his mercy
we drink deeply, are made whole.
At the table of his presence
all his saints are richly fed.
With the oil of his anointing
into service we are led.

Come, then, children, with your burdens –
life’s confusions, fears, and pain.
Leave them at the cross of Jesus;
take instead his kingdom’s reign.
Bring your thirsts, for he will quench them –
he alone will satisfy.
All our longings find attainment
when to self we gladly die.

Nothing I Hold On To

A simple yet powerful prayer put to song …one I learned on my Sabbatical… I have sung this song literally walking up a mountain with hands wide open and weeping,… giving over all my burdens for Him to carry…

Nothing I Hold On To by Will Reagan and United Pursuit

(Lyrics written out below, plus scroll down to listen…)

I lean not on my own understanding
My life is in the hands of the Maker of heaven

I give it all to You God
trusting that you’ll make something beautiful out of me

There’s nothing I hold on to
There’s nothing I hold on to
There’s nothing I hold on to
There’s nothing I hold on to

I will climb this mountain with my hands wide open
I will climb this mountain with my hands wide open

Easter Song: Jesus is Alive : Rain for Roots – YouTube (Ellie Holcomb)

This is a song from a great little kids album called Rain for Roots. Making new songs, for children, about the old Story. You can listen to the whole album here: http://rainforroots.bandcamp.com/album/big-stories-for-little-ones

Were You There? (Good Friday Song)

This song brought tears to my eyes this Good Friday as I pondered who wrote it… a people very much in suffering. (I attended a memorial for Jesus. Quite a different perspective. Since I’ve been to many memorials recently, it was very thought provoking to reflect on the life of Jesus in this way and to hear tributes written by his closest friends.)
Were you there

Here Mahalia Jackson sings, “Were You There?”…