Worship Matters 6.15.08

This past Sunday was Father’s Day. Normally, I struggle with planning worship for Sunday’s with special distinctions; but, Father’s Day is always special. We had a male chorus in our morning services made up of guys from our choir and other men from the church who wanted to be involved. It really was quite a special morning. Seeing a group of men truly worshipping moves me greatly. It really takes me to a unique place spiritually and I am grateful to have had that experience this past weekend.

We used the song, “Cinderella” by Steven Curtis Chapmen. What a great song….for me, it truly embodies the message of Father’s Day and what all men can aspire to as fathers.

We also used a worship song that has rocked my world over the past year. I first heard it at the National Worship Leader Conference in Austin, TX last July. The song is called, “Hosanna” and was written by 2 of my favorite worship leaders, Paul Baloche & Brenton Brown. It’s truly a song of praise, thanksgiving, declaration and invocation. I love these lyrics:

“Praise is rising, eyes are turning to You…we turn to You.
Hope is stirring, hearts are yearning for You…we long for You.
‘Cause when we see You, we find strength to face the day.
In Your presence all our fears are washed away…washed away.

Hosanna, Hosanna, You are the God who saves us
worthy of all our praises. Hosanna, Hosanna, come have
Your way among us, we welcome You here, Lord Jesus.”

This is one of those songs that I sing with a reckless abandon in worship. It’s a song that really calls you to worship as it describes what is happening as we worship the Lord. The song was written from the perspective of Palm Sunday and how people must have felt preparing for Jesus’ triumphant entry. It certainly creates anticipation for me as I look forward to the day when I will meet Him face to face.

Here’s a video of Paul Baloche leading “Hosanna” with his band in a live worship setting. I hope you enjoy it!

One Response to “Worship Matters 6.15.08”
  1. Troy's Dad says:

    Paul Baloche through his music has taught me more about worship than any artist for many years. All of his stuff is on my ipod and each time I listen I get something new.

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