Recently I've been itchy to try something new again in worship and it had been almost a year since I first did a solo electro Sunday so I decided to tackle another morning again by myself with some big beats and textures.
THE WINTER IS O'ER - BEN GRACE
As we finish off the end of our Eastertide series I thought I'd bring this one back. It was born just days before the first solo electro Sunday and this is the recording from that first premiere.
WE WILL FEAST IN THE HOUSE OF ZION - SANDRA MCCRACKEN
I introduced this one at church last week and I love how it celebrates the goodness and abundance of God. As we worship in Eastertide living out lives of resurrection as the earth comes to life in the spring I love we are called to cast aside the dark shades of Lent and to celebrate. This week as we pondered on how Peter was asked to feast on "unclean" animals and as we reflected on God's table being open to all I thought that this might have been a mantra of the early church, that they ate and feasted together as a new family.
HOLY ARE YOU GOD / I JUST WANNA SAY
I just can't get away from this song in worship right now and we've been singing it a lot. Read about it here. Here's my live version from yesterday:
GOD OUR MOTHER - THE LITURGISTS
This was the song I was most excited about for the morning. I've been a fan of the Liturgists stuff for a while as its a collection of some of my favourite artists from Gungor, The Brilliance, Israel Houghton and Nichole Nordeman along with great minds and thinkers like Rob Bell, Science Mike and Rachel Held Evans. Last year they put out a resource for Mother's Day and this song is the central piece of that. I love how the Bible often portrays God in a motherly role and feel that we don't stress this enough in church.
My live version from yesterday is below:
HOW DEEP THE FATHER'S LOVE FOR US
So I decided to take this classic song and add a verse to the front of it to reflect the motherly qualities of both Genesis 1 and Deuteronomy 32.
How deep a mother's love for us
That hovered o'er the waters
And brought this earth to timely birth
And called us sons & daughters
She bore her Children on her wings
And brought them into safety
Encouraging and nourishing
You deal with us so gently