Hope Songs for the Church
LHBC Family -
In an effort to serve you and assist you in worshipping God through song, I will occasionally be introducing new songs and hymns that we will sing together as a congregation as we strive to exalt Christ and encourage one another through the means of song.
As I select songs to include in our congregational collection, our Hope Songs, I have certain criteria that I use, taken from various scriptures, including Colossians 3:16.
- Informed by the Word of God - God has given us a treasure in His Word, and what better way to praise Him than singing these truths to Him and to one another. As we sing, we should be singing truth in our hearts, truth that has been revealed to us in the Bible and illumined by the Spirit. When songs are selected, the lyrics are measured carefully to ensure they affirm the truth of the Bible and enable us to sing these truths accurately and easily.
- Christ-exalting - We want our songs to be undeinably Christ-centered, Christ-exalting songs of praise and proclamation. When we gather as the bride of Christ, we select songs to sing that will turn our minds and affections towards the truths of the Gospel, the love of God made manifest in His Son, and the supremacy of Christ.
- Congregational-minded - One of the joys we get to experience as Christians is the reality that we are a member of the body of Christ. When this body comes together to worship Jesus through song, each member serves one another by singing truth to God and to one another. As we hear our brothers and sisters in Christ singing praise, we're encouraged and exhorted by the truth we're singing and hearing.
As we join together each week to praise God through song, it is my prayer that through the songs we sing, you are pointed to the truth of God's Word, reminded of the beauty of our King, and encouraged as you hear the family of God worshipping together with one voice.
Are there any new songs that have blessed you in these ways that you would like to share with me? If so, please send me an email and let me know.
To God be the Glory
I've created a playlist on Spotify with a lot of the songs we sing.