Today at WCC.

1. Forever (Tomlin – An oldie but a goodie. Probably one of the best worship songs he ever wrote. Simple melody. Great lyrics. Strong, biblical truth. Perfect for congregational worship. Just a great tune all around.)

2. Here is Our King (Crowder – this was off of his A Collision CD back in ’05 I think it was. I’ve led it quite a bit over the last few years, but it’s one that rarely gets old for me. Several of the lines cause the reader to step back inquisitively and look closer, like alot of Crowder’s stuff, [i.e. “and what was said to the rose to make it unfold, was said to me here in my chest so be quiet now and rest.”] At first glance I go hmm…. but it’s pretty cool when you think about it. Like a rose coming into bloom the Lord speaks into our hearts and love for Him unfolds – a love for the King of Kings to whom we declare praise – of whom we are welcoming in – heralding in with the angels.)

3. Grace Greater Than Our Sin – (J & T version – This one is off of our new record. It’s one of those hymns that I sang all growing up and always thought that it could be done well in a real modern way. The lyrics are just powerful. V.3 – Marvelous, infinite, matchless grace, freely bestowed on all who believe. You that are longing to see His face, will you this moment His grace receive?” We did this song as an altar call. Perfect.)

4. Mighty to Save – (Hillsong – One of the best tunes Hillsong has written. Love it. The bridge is a great anthem and fits perfectly for congregational worship, especially when missions is the theme! “Shine your light and let the whole world see. We’re singing for the glory of the risen King!”

5. God of This City – (BlueTree – Made popular by Chris Tomlin – This is one we sang many times in Hungary with the missionaries there. You can read the explanation of the song on a post I wrote while we were there. Nonetheless, I will say this. This is a great tune, and one that is drenched in God’s heartbeat for the cities of the world and the people in those cities. I always love leading this one because it’s so easy to grab onto the melody right away and easy to buy into the message.)