A blog about current Christian songs that have strong, deep lyrics and can be used in contemporary or blended Christian Worship formats.

Archive for July, 2011

You Never Let Go by Matt Redman

Today’s strong worship song is Matt Redman’s You Never Let Go.  Since this song was released in 2006 it has been a favorite of mine. We have used it in worship numberous times. We all go through storms in life, some of them quite severe. God’s abiding love and presence are our security in such times.

Scripture references include Psalm 23:4, Psalm 46, 1 John 4;18, Joshua 1:5-6, Psalm 57:1, Hebrews 13:5, Matthew 28:20.

You Never Let Go

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
Your perfect love is casting out fear
And even when I’m caught in the middle of the storms of this life
I won’t turn back
I know you are near
And I will fear no evil
For my God is with me
And if my God is with me
Whom then shall I fear?
Whom then shall I fear?

Chorus:

Oh no, You never let go
Through the calm and through the storm
Oh no, You never let go
In every high and every low
Oh no, You never let go
Lord, You never let go of me
And I can see a light that is coming for the heart that holds on
A glorious light beyond all compare
And there will be an end to these troubles
But until that day comes
We’ll live to know You here on the earth

Chorus:

Yes, I can see a light that is coming for the heart that holds on
And there will be an end to these troubles
But until that day comes
Still I will praise You, still I will praise You

Chorus:

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Love Has Come by Mark Schultz

Today’s strong worship song is Mark Schultz’ Love Has Come.

The song is a great combination of adoration, thankfulness, and proclamation. I especially like the personal nature of this song in thanking Jesus for the cross. The only weaknesses I see are ones of clarity. According to Scripture every knee will bow and every tongue confess that “Jesus is LORD” (Philippians 2:11). Mark is combining different Biblical truths into one statement (God is love, Jesus is God, Jesus is returning, every knee will bow). A second thing to clarify is that those who reject Christ are not going to have their hearts set free. Their rejection of God’s love will result in heart ache and shock, not praise. The lyrics can be correctly understood, however from every believers perspective. Every believer will have their heart set free and will be filled with complete adoration for Jesus on that Great Day. Every believer who has had a loved one in Christ die young will be overwhelmed with joy in seeing that loved one again.

Scripture references include Philippians 2:11, Romans 14:11, John 3:16, Matthew 25, Isaiah 25:8, Revelation 7:17, Revelation 21:4, 1 John 4:16, 1 John 4:8, and 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18.

Love Has Come 

I know this life is filled with sorrow
And there are days when the pain just lasts and lasts
But I know there will come a day
When all my tears are washed away
With a break in the clouds
His glory coming down
And in that moment

Every knee shall bow, every tongue confess
That God is love and love has come for us all
Every heart set free, everyone will see
That God is love and love has come for us all

To anybody who has ever lost a loved one
And you feel like you had to let go too soon
I know it hurts to say goodbye
But don’t you know it’s just a matter of time
‘Til the tears are gonna end
You’ll see ’em once again
And in that moment

Oh, and on that day
We will stand amazed
At our Savior, God and King!
Just to see the face
Of amazing grace
As our hearts rise up and sing

Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Thank You for the cross!
Singing glory, glory, hallelujah!
Christ has paid the cost!