“Heaven can’t contain the glory of the Son”

Thursday night, we planned our our set list for Valley View Mennonite Church’s Sonrise Service. Since then we have been practicing the songs, but the truth in these songs just cannot be practiced without an overwhelming feeling of God’s presence. I would like to share these songs, with parts of the lyrics, and my thoughts. 🙂

Above All

“Crucified
Laid behind a stone
You lived to die
Rejected and alone
Like a rose
Trampled on the ground
You took the fall
And thought of me
Above all”

This has been one of my favorites for a long time. I think I posted it last year for Easter. But it still hits home every time. That He would be crucified and laid in a borrowed tomb because of what I have done and continue to do everyday to Him, He still treasures me above all. Oh, to love like Jesus.

You Are So Good to Me

“You are my strong melody
You are my dancing rhythm
You are my perfect rhyme
And I want to sing forever”

I love this song. It’s upbeat and catchy. And so true. He is beautiful, our sweet, sweet song! He is the Father in Heaven, He is the Spirit inside me, He is the Jesus Who loves me!

Grace Like Rain

“Hallelujah, grace like rain falls down on me
Hallelujah, all my stains are washed away, they’re washed away”

Another favorite. “Hallelujah” is my favorite word ever. I like the way that the Amazing Grace’s verses are completely intact.

The Saving One

“No fear can hold me down
Nor darkness steal my joy
For blood has been poured out
The enemy destroyed
Death could not hold Him down
The cross was not enough
To steal away His throne
For He is God”

Truth, only truth. This song is acoustic, which is lovely, but I like the real version too. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nd8ujAKZWik&feature=related)

Hosanna

“I see a generation
Rising up to take the place
With selfless faith, with selfless faith
I see a near revival
Stirring as we pray and seek
We’re on our knees, we’re on our knees”

This is my favorite part of the song. Starfield is the band we base our version off of, but the other versions are great too. 🙂 I love the fact that the words shouted as our Savior entered Jerusalem on the colt of a donkey are used in this song.

Amazing Love (You Are My King)

“Amazing love, how can it be
That You, my King, should die for me?
Amazing love, I know it’s true
It’s my joy to honor You
In all I do, to honor You”

We do the Newsboys version, but again, the other versions are awesome too. 🙂 This is such a simple song, but it’s just so true. There is no denying Jesus is King!

My Savior, My God

“That He would leave His place on high
And come for sinful man to die
You count it strange, so once did I
Before I knew my Savior”

I love the hymn feeling of this song. It just feels so heartfelt and vulnerable. So beautiful.

Lead Me to the Cross

“Everything I once held dear
I count it all as lost”

Everything is summed up in those two lines. Reminds me of Philippians 3:7.

But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ.

We use the Seventh Day Slumber version here. You know the drill. 🙂 This is also the only song that we do entirely acoustic. Absolutely gorgeous.

I encourage you to dwell on the words of truth found in these songs. Most importantly, dwell on the words of Jesus Christ. We always say that Jesus is the reason for the Christmas season, but He is the King of this season. He is risen!

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~ by neverxxforsaken on April 23, 2011.

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