Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs: August 1, 2010

This week’s music set-list review features photos by Christine Cover. You’ll find links in the song titles that will allow you to purchase versions of the songs as recorded by the original artists.

O Worship the King – Music: Johann Michael Haydn (1737-1806), Words: Robert Grant (1833), Contemporary chorus by Chris Tomlin

O Worship the King paints a strong picture of God in His glory and served as our call to worship.

O Worship the King all glorious above,
O gratefully sing His wonderful love;
Our shield and defender, the Ancient of Days,
pavilioned in splendor and girded with praise!


by Brooke Fraser

I see the King of Glory
coming on the clouds with fire,
the whole earth shakes,
The whole earth shakes.

Help My Unbelief
– Words: John Newton (1725-1807), Music and Contemporary chorus by Clint Wells

Help My Unbelief beautifully puts music the cry of the struggling father in Mark 9:14, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!

Help my unbelief.
Help my unbelief.
Help my unbelief.
My help must come from Thee. 

Psalm 62 (My Soul Finds Rest) by Stuart Townend and Aaron Keyes

After praying to God to help us in our struggle against unbelief it was appropriate to sing Psalm 62, giving us the assurance that God hears our prayers and meets us in our need.

My soul find rest in God alone,
my Rock and my salvation,
a fortress strong against my foes,
and I will not be shaken.
Though lips may bless and hearts may curse,
and lies like arrows pierce me,
I’ll fix my heart on righteousness,
I’ll look to Him who hears me.

Come, Holy Ghost – Based on Veni, Creator Spiritus attr. to Rabanus Maurus (776-856), Contemporary adaptation and chorus by Bruce Benedict, Ray Mills

We ended with this hymn adapted by my friend, Bruce Benedict. The chorus of Come Holy, Ghost gives comfort that God is with us in every season of life, giving us strength for whatever we face.

Be not afraid,
where you go there I am with you.
Be not afraid,
where you go there I am with you.

Music Team for August 1, 2010:

Mark Collum – vocals
David Cover – guitars and vocals
James Dent – bass
Andrew Luley – drums
Kerry Maggard – keyboards
Regina Scott – vocals

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