Your Love Makes It Worth It All

This week, I was introduced to a song that I had not known before (Thanks, Bekka!).

The song is entitled I Surrender, written by Kim Walker and Jesus Culture. The whole of the song is stirring and powerful, but I especially like one part with these words:

Your love makes it worth it
Your love makes it worth it all
Your love makes it worth it all

It reminds of David’s words in Psalm 63:3:

Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.

Nothing is quite as moving as knowing the intimate love of our Father! Nothing has revolutionised my life like knowing his love!

You can listen to the song below. Continue reading

Short Songs, Long Songs, Wordy Songs

One of the things that can get mentioned as a negative against some of the newer congregational worship songs of today is in reference to their length. You know, they are just too short. And, accordingly, these short songs cannot and do not carry much theology within them. Thus, the conclusion is that much of today’s songs are not as good as those of a foregone era. It’s those longer, more wordy songs that are chalked fully of theology and, hence, they are more pleasing to God (or at least more pleasing to those making the assertions).

As one who loves deeper study and engagement with theology, you would think I would agree with such a sentiment. And, at times, I do recognise that some modern songs seem a bit too fluffy, lacking in substance. Yet, overall, I am not sure I appreciate much of the banter against modern day hymns. Continue reading

Favourite Christmas Songs

Last year, I posted my five favourite Christmas movies. This year, I thought I would post my favourite Christmas songs. I’ve listed 16 of them and they are in no particular order.

1. Carol of the Bells
2. O Holy Night
3. White Christmas
4. Little Drummer Boy
5. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
6. Joy to the World
7. Winter Wonderland
8. Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
9. What Child Is This?
10. Jingle Bells
11. Angels We Have Heard On High
12. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
13. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
14. Silver Bells
15. Deck The Halls
16. Oh, Christmas Tree