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A Worship Song for the Hard Times: “As Long As You Are Glorified”

Does your worship service look more like a High School pep rally?

You remember those days, don’t you?   The cheerleaders and the band would work us up into a frenzy, trying to fire us up for the Friday night game.  Much of today’s corporate worship reminds me of those days.  everything is so upbeat and wonderful.  Week after week, upbeat and wonderful, life is one victory after another, aint it all great type of stuff.  Don’t misunderstand me.  I am not advocating that everything be the exact opposite.

However, sometimes we are living on the other side, aren’t we?  Life is hard, you’ve lost a loved one, a job, your kids are making horrible choices, the doctor just gave you the bad news, your worried about the future, your __________________  (fill in the blank).  Sometimes, as we gather with other believers, we are not feeling upbeat, wonderful or victorious.  Those type of songs, don’t always help pull us out of that.

That is why I like this weeks song, “As Long As You Are Glorified”, by Mark Altrogge.  It reminds us that God is control of all things, and that no matter what I am going through in my life,  Read the rest of this entry

Christ-Centered Worship Songs: “Through the Precious Blood”

This column, “Cross-Centered Worship Songs”, was started as a way to serve my many worship leading friends.  I hope to introduce  some of the lesser known songs out there that you may not have heard.    We will be posting songs from different genres:  hymns, a capella, contemporary rock, etc.   We will post the lyrics as well as the Mp3 along with a chord chart when possible. I hope you find it helpful.  If you do, please let us know!     This weeks selection “Throught the Precious Blood” is a medium tempo song in 6/8 time.    Read the rest of this entry