Weekly music

This week’s song is “Shout to the lord” from Hillsong worship.

This song was written and recorded in 1993 by Darlene Zschench who was then the worship Pastor at Hillsong Church in Australia.

She wrote the song when she was struggling financially and trying to raise a young family. A situation most of us have been through.

Lyrics:

My Jesus

My Saviour

Lord there is none like You

All of my days

I want to praise

The wonders of Your mighty love

My comfort

My shelter

Tower of refuge and strength

Let every breath

All that I am

Never cease to worship You

Shout to the Lord

All the earth let us sing

Power and majesty

Praise to the King

Mountains bow down

And the seas will roar

At the sound of Your Name

I sing for joy

At the work of Your hands

Forever I’ll love You

Forever I’ll stand

Nothing compares to

The promise I have in You

Weekly music

Jenn Bostic “jealous of the Angels”

This week’s song is a beautiful song from Christian country music artist Jenn Bostic.

Jenn says that this song came from her experience losing her father to a car accident when she was only 10 years old.

I think this song will resonate with anyone how has ever experienced the loss of a loved one.

Here are the lyrics:

I didn’t know today would be our last
Or that I’d have to say goodbye to you so fast
I’m so numb, I can’t feel anymore
Prayin’ you’d just walk back through that door
And tell me that I was only dreamin’
You’re not really gone as long as I believe there will be another angel
Around the throne tonight
Your love lives on inside of me,
And I will hold on tight
It’s not my place to question,
Only God knows why
I’m just jealous of the angels
Around the throne tonight you always made my troubles feel so small
And you were always there to catch me when I’d fall
In a world where heroes come and go
Well God just took the only one I know
So I’ll hold you as close as I can
Longing for the day, when I see your face again
But until then God must need another angel
Around the throne tonight
Your love lives on inside of me
And I will hold on tight
It’s not my place to question
Only God knows why
I’m just jealous of the angels
Around the throne tonight Singin’ hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
I’m just jealous of the angels
Around the throne
Tonight

Weekly music

Something that is a huge part of my life is music. Ever since I remember I have always had music in my life in some form. I used to have a pretty extensive collection of LP’s and singles but nowadays I tend to stick to downloads and streaming.

Each week I want to post one piece of music that has been a part of me during that week. It might be something I heard this week for the first time or it might be an old favourite that I have had going around in my head this week.

As an introduction to this series and as a bonus post I’d like to kick off with this song from Elevation worship:

This is a powerful song that seems to have become an important song during the stressful times globally that Covid-19 has caused.

The songs writers, Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes and Steven Furtick say they wrote it in a writing session on 27th February 2020. The video above was the song’s first public performance at Elevation church’s Sunday service on 1st March 2020

To date there are at least 24 cover versions that have been released: here is a small selection of them:

Here are the song’s lyrics:

The Lord bless you
And keep you
Make His face shine upon you
And be gracious to you
The Lord turn His
Face toward you
And give you peace The Lord bless you
And keep you
Make His face shine upon you
And be gracious to you
The Lord turn His
Face toward you
And give you peace Amen, amen, amen
Amen, amen, amen The Lord bless you
And keep you
Make His face shine upon you
And be gracious to you
The Lord turn His
Face toward you
And give you peace As we receive, we agree, amen amen, amen, amen
Amen, amen, amen (amen, amen)
Amen, amen, amen
Amen, amen, amen May His favour be upon you
And a thousand generations
Your family and your children
And their children, and their children May His favour be upon you
And a thousand generations
And your family and your children
And their children, and their children May His favour be upon you
And a thousand generations
And your family and your children
And their children, and their children May His favour be upon you
And a thousand generations
And your family and your children
And their children, and their children May His presence go before you
And behind you, and beside you
All around you, and within you
He is with you, He is with you In the morning, in the evening
In your coming, and your going
In your weeping, and rejoicing
He is for you, He is for you He is for you, He is for you
He is for you, He is for you
He is for you, He is for you Amen, amen, amen
Amen, amen, amen (may His favour)May His favour be upon you
And a thousand generations
And your family and your children
And their children, and their children May His presence go before you
And behind you, and beside you
All around you, and within you
He is with you, He is with you In the morning, in the evening
In your coming, and your going
In your weeping, and rejoicing
He is for you, He is for you He is for you, He is for you
He is for you, He is for you
He is for you, He is for you
He is for you, He is for you He is for you
Oh He is for you Oh (amen, amen)Amen, amen, amen
Amen, amen, amen May His favour be upon you
And a thousand generations
And your family and your children
Their children, and their children (may his presence)May His presence go before you
And behind you, and beside you
All around you, and within you
He is with you, He is with you (in the morning)In the morning (in the evening), in the evening
In your coming, and your going
In your weeping, and rejoicing
He is for you (He is for you), He is for you (He is for you)He is for you (He is for you), He is for you (He is for you)
He is for you (He is for you), He is for you (He is for you)
He is for you, He is for you
He is for you, He is for you