I shared a song by this band not long ago and now their album is available. You can listen on Spotify or buy it on iTunes.
We are in the thick of January: cold, snow. But listening to this song is lifting my spirits today!
I’m singing this Epiphany hymn this morning. The video below is a beautiful accompaniment to sing along with (the first 30 seconds are intro.)
As with gladness men of old
Did the guiding star behold.
As with joy they hailed its light
Leading onward, beaming bright,
So, most gracious Lord, may we
Evermore be led to Thee.
As with joyful steps they sped
To that lowly manger bed
There to bend the knee before
Him Whom Heaven and earth adore;
So may we with willing feet
Ever seek Thy mercy seat.
As they offered gifts most rare
At that manger rude and bare;
So may we with holy joy,
Pure and free from sin’s alloy,
All our costliest treasures bring,
Christ, to Thee, our heavenly King.
Holy Jesus, every day
Keep us in the narrow way;
And, when earthly things are past,
Bring our ransomed souls at last
Where they need no star to guide,
Where no clouds Thy glory hide.
~William C. Dix, 1860
Matthew 2:2, 11; Revelation 21:23
I’ve been enjoying this recording of simple piano hymns from Thousand Tongues. You can download the album from either iTunes or Bandcamp. If you download it from Bandcamp you can name your price (but please give something). It’s lovely, soothing music to have on in the background as you go about your day.
We’ll be adding this song to our Sunday worship list:
I am drawn to all the verses in the Psalms that praise God as our refuge, our shelter, our strong tower. What comfort in difficult times!
It’s Worship Wednesday! Andrew Peterson’s album “Behold the Lamb of God” is a Christmas album in the truest sense. It tells the “true tall tale of the coming of Christ”. It’s best to listen to this album as one complete work — no random shuffle for this album! I think it’s the perfect album for this time of year when we’re looking forward to Christmas but not there yet.
You can listen for free to the whole album here.
You can buy Andrew Peterson’s music here.
Here’s a sample video
Don’t try so hard
God give you grace and you can’t earn it
Don’t think that you’re not worth it
Because you are
He gave you His love and He’s not leaving
He gave you His Son so you’d believe Him
You’re lovely even with your scars
Don’t try so hard.
New blog post series! Just for fun and a nice break in the middle of the week. Songs that I might not use in church but which speak to my heart.