Wendy (like a few people) found it hard to pick just one song for Singing Our Faith Sunday. Here a few that she likes with youtube links so you can listen to them.
We would love to know about your favourite faith song & why it is your favourite? Please share in the comments.
Here I am Lord - by Dan Schutte
This song is based on words of Isaiah 6:8 and 1 Samuel 3. When Dan was a young Jesuit, studying theology his friend asked him to write a piece of music set to the text of Isaiah chapter 6 for an ordination ceremony only 3 days away. Dan was sick with the flu and didn’t know if he could compose anything suitable in that short time. Dan had always loved Isaiah 6 where God calls Isaiah to be his servant and messenger to the people and Isaiah responds with both hesitation and doubt, but also with a humble willingness to surrender to God. If it was going to work, it would have to be God's power and grace making it happen. He sat at his desk with a blank music score in front of me and asked God to be his strength. I love the way it is such a contrast between the person speaking and God speaking, as well the contrast with the natural components – sea/sky, dark and sin to light/bright, etc.
This song has always seemed to speak to me about how no matter who we are, we can give our lives to God to do as he wills.
Just let me say - by Geoff Bullock
This song reminds me of how much we are loved by our Lord and our Friend Jesus. When sometimes I don't feel I can even love myself, I know God still does regardless.
I love this song because it clearly emphasises both the Lord's power and his kindness, giving us a fuller image of him.
Jesus, what a beautiful name – by Darlene Zschech
Often we hear people swearing, using Jesus' name to express their frustration and anger. Yet, Jesus’ name is wonderful as He is the son of God who comes to save us.
To me this song expresses how much Jesus has done for us so clealry and blows me away.
How great thou art – is a Christian hymn based on a Swedish traditional melody and poem written by Carl Gustav Boberg (1859–1940) in Sweden in 1885. It was translated into English by British missionary Stuart K. Hine, who also added two original verses of his own composition.
This was one of my father’s favourites. I remember going on a bush walk on the Scenic Rim to the Best of All Lookout – as we came around a bend, the sunlight glistened in the mist and then parted to reveal a glorious view and this hymn came to me then. It was a very spiritual moment.
I Am Carried – by Geoff Bullock
The words to this song have spoken to me time after time. On those days when life seems too hard and I just want to give up, it’s so precious to know that God walks beside me, gently guiding and carries me in His arms, that He heals every spot and stain.
10,000 reasons - by Matt Redman
I often think of it in the mornings walking to work, seeing the sun come up.
This song reminds me of how wonderful and amazing God's creation is.