While we sit out this time of uncertainty due to COVID-19, let's not cease in joining together to worship as a congregation. When we gather as a church, to sing together as instructed in Psalm 95: "O Come let us sing to the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into His presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to Him with songs of praise," we're not merely singing to God, we're singing to one another. We cannot rise above the difficulties we face until we turn our hearts to Jesus and we can encourage each other to do this through song.
Each day (a challenge to be sure!) we will post a song choice from one of our congregation which we can all listen to and share together in this act of praise and worship in our own hearts.
To submit your song fill in the title, and writer if you know it, your name and why the song means something to you - this way we will a learn a little more about each other even while we keep our distance:
Your Song (and why):
(Click on the blue words to hear the song)
Thursday 2nd April: This is Amazing Grace
by Phil Wickham is Isaac H's favourite!
Wednesday 1st April:
Today's song is chosen especially for the 1st day of April, and was the inspiration for A Song For Today: Remember Me
by Andrew Peterson
Tuesday 31st March:
Annick S has been learning the flute and one of her learning pieces just now is “Sing Hosanna”
! Timeless classic! Hope everyone can enjoy it here too! x
Monday 30th March:
The Choir – “Beautiful Scandalous Night”
Words & Lyrics - Steve Hindalong & Derri Daugherty. Simply, we should never venture too far away from the foot of the cross, where we are washed, purified, delivered and shown mercy. Chosen by Mark H.
Sunday 29th March:
A favourite hymn for Jean A is How Great Thou Art.
Saturday 28th March:
Mark T says, "
A song I listen to a lot when I'm anxious or going through a difficult time is a bit of an oldie! And it's "When the roll is called up yonder"
. My favourite version is by Johnny Cash on the album "My Mother's Hymn Book". What does the believer really have to worry about when we can say "when the saved of Earth shall gather over on the other shore, and the roll is called up yonder, I'll be there!"
Friday 27th March: Through it all
by Andrae Crouch was chosen by Evelyn M “over the years while facing difficult situations this song often comes into my mind, a reminder that we can depend on the Lord.”
Thursday 26th March: My Lighthouse by Rend Collective
was chosen by little Molly P. She belts out the line “you are the peace in my troubled sea” and dances in a particularly big way for it!
Wednesday 25th March: Blessed Be Your Name
by Matt Redman, chosen by John C
Tuesday 24th March: Peace, Perfect Peace…
chosen by Matt J
Monday 23rd March: “I am Redeemed” by Big Daddy Weave
was chosen by Trina B
Sunday 22nd March: What a Friend We Have in Jesus
is a favourite for Charlie L, for Clare T and for Helen M
Saturday 21st March
: Rufina R’s song suggestion is "A Mighty Fortress is Our God" (this version by Matt Boswell)
Friday 20th March
: Chris Tomlin’s
“Give thanks to the Lord, our God and King, His love endures forever
” was chosen by Kevin B.
Thursday 19th March
: Little Lydia E's favourite songs is "Great Big God."
Wednesday 18th March:
"These are the days of Elijah" by Robin Mark
Tuesday 17th March: "Morning has Broken"
chosen by Anne W.
Monday 16th March 2020: "Yet Not I" by City Alight.
Chosen by Rhoda P
Sunday 15th March 2020: "The Dark before the Dawn" by Andrew Peterson.
Here's a blog on congregational singing by Keith Getty - why-congregational-singing-matters-today-more-than-ever