Thinking Out Loud

April 15, 2017

Passion Week Songs (7) – Crucified Man

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Three of our songs this week have been by Graham Kendrick. This is a perfect choice for Holy Saturday. Imagine the disciples, giving more than three years of their lives — and life expectancy was much shorter then — only to find their leader’s life ended on a Roman cross; this just days after he had been hailed with shouts of Hosanna and a palm branch parade. On that Saturday those disciples had, as the song says, “no other plan.”

 

April 12, 2017

Passion Week Songs (4) – The Wonder of Your Cross

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Our collection of eight songs continues. The artist today is Robin Mark.

April 11, 2017

Passion Week Songs (3) – At the Foot of the Cross

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For Holy Week, each day we’re posting songs appropriate to focus on Christ’s suffering, death, atonement, resurrection. 

The artist today is Kathryn Scott.

 

April 10, 2017

Passion Week Songs (2) – Lead Me to the Cross

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This year, we’re doing something different for Holy Week. Each day this week, we’re posting songs appropriate to focus on Christ’s suffering, death, atonement, resurrection.

Subscribers: This means you’ll get two posts from us this week only. One in the morning, and one at 5:30 PM EST. If you’re also a subscriber to Christianity 201, it means you’ll get two items each day at 5:30 PM EST. 

The songwriter today is Graham Kendrick.

 

 

 

April 9, 2017

Passion Week Songs (1) – Remembrance

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This year, we’re doing something different for Holy Week. Each day this week, we’re posting songs appropriate to focus on Christ’s suffering, death, atonement, resurrection.

Subscribers: This means you’ll get two posts from us this week only. One in the morning, and one at 5:30 PM EST. If you’re also a subscriber to Christianity 201, it means you’ll get two each day at 5:30 PM EST. 

Today’s artist is Matt Redman.

January 24, 2014

All the Room Was Hushed and Still

To my American friends:  You’re not getting enough Graham Kendrick in your diet.

All the room was hushed and still
And when the bowl was filled
He stooped to wash their feet
And when it was complete, he said

This is what I’m asking you to do
This is why I’m kneeling here beside you
This is what I want my church to be
This is what I want the world to see
Who it is you follow

Love each other
One another
Love each other
In the way that I have loved you
Walk together
And whatever comes
Love each other
In the way that I have loved you

Let the room be hushed and still
Let us go to where he kneels
And join him as he serves
And learn his ways of love

Graham Kendrick
Copyright © 2009 Make Way Music
http://www.grahamkendrick.co.uk

Most of us take communion on a regular basis and most of us are baptized in one form or another. But how many of us have ever experienced foot-washing? Was Jesus not establishing a pattern [insert words like ordinance or sacrament as it fits your tradition] with this as well?

This is also a great song for Maundy Thursday or Good Friday.

  • We featured a Graham Kendrick song (or two) here several years ago. Click here.
  • For those of you know those two, here’s one of my favorite lesser known GK songs from the early ’90s, Heaven is in My Heart.

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