Thinking Out Loud

April 14, 2017

Passion Week Songs (6) – Behold the Lamb

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On the night he was betrayed he took bread and broke it…

Today’s artist is Stuart Townend.

April 13, 2017

Passion Week Songs (5) – Love Each Other

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Today’s song focuses particularly on the last meal with The Twelve where Jesus washes the feet of his disciples. Double click the video for a fuller description.

 

March 31, 2013

How Could You Say No

Filed under: evangelism, Jesus, music — Tags: , , , — paulthinkingoutloud @ 9:24 am

I’m not sure how Reformers feel about this song in light of irresistible grace — the “I” of TULIP — but it’s always been one of my favorite songs for this time of year. I posted a cover version of it here two years ago, but discovered this week that the original version, performed by Julie Miller, is now available online.

Thorns on his head spear in his side
Yet it was a heartache that made him cry
He gave his life so you would understand
Is there any way you could say no to this man?

If Christ himself were standing here
Face full of glory and eyes full of tears
And he held out his arms and his nail printed hands
Is there any way you could say no to this man?

How could you look in his tear stained eyes
knowing it’s you he’s thinking of?
Could you tell him you’re not ready to give him your life
Could you say you don’t think you need his love?

Jesus is here with his arms open wide
You can see him with your heart

If you’ll stop looking with your eyes
He’s left it up to you,
He’s done all that he can
Is there any way you could say no to this man?

How could you look in his tear stained eyes
Knowing it’s you he’s thinking of?
Could you tell him you’re not ready to give him your life?
Could you say you don’t think you need his love?

Thorns on his head, your life in on his hands
Is there any way you could say no to this man?
Is there any way you could say no to this man?

words by Mickey Cates

April 24, 2011

How Could You Say No To This Man

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This is one of my favorite Easter/Communion songs, though there currently isn’t an original Julie Miller version on YouTube.  This cover is quite faithful to the album version.  It’s been a couple of decades since this released, and I now see that this song combines the “irresistible grace” of Calvinism with the possibility of Arminian free will. How can a person be confronted with the unmistakable authentic love of Jesus Christ and walk away?

April 12, 2011

Great Song for Palm Sunday

It’s the Tuesday before Palm Sunday, and with worship leaders scrambling for musical ideas, I thought I’d kill two birds with one blog: Offer a suggestion and at the same time, introduce more of you to one of Canada’s finest exports, Steve Bell. (No relation to Rob unless it helps him sell more albums.)

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