Songs: “You Alone Can Rescue”

I think that Matt Redman is an amazing songwriter. He has given The Church songs that have become a part of our worshipping lives. Here are just a few: Blessed Be Your Name, The Heart Of Worship, Better Is One Day, Facedown, Let My Words Be Few and You Never Let Go, among many others. Incredible.

Matt is one of those worship leaders that I pay really close attention to. When he releases a new CD of worship songs, I get it and spend a lot of time listening and studying. His songs are refreshing. Many of them are scripture set to music. He has been uniquely gifted by God to write songs for corporate worship.

His latest release is “We Shall Not Be Shaken.”  Do yourself a favor and get it. You will not be sorry. It has become a fixture in my CD player. There are some great high-energy worship songs as well as thoughtful ballads. He has even included a new take on the hymn “The Solid Rock” in the new song, “My Hope.”

We have done 2 songs from this CD so far at MPCC, “This Is How We Know” and “You Alone Can Rescue.” Both are great songs that give our congregations the chance to sing ideas that often do not make their way into our services. Acts of confession. Moments of total abandoned vulnerability.

Here are some of the lyrics to “You Alone Can Rescue:”

Who, O Lord, could save themselves, their own soul could heal?
Our shame was deeper than the sea, Your grace is deeper still.

You alone can rescue, You alone can save.
You alone can lift us from the grave.
You came down to find us, led us out of death,
to You alone belongs the highest praise.

You, O Lord, have made a way, the great divide You heal.
For when our hearts were far away, Your love went further still,
Yes, Your love went further still.

Powerful. I hope that you will get this CD and be refreshed and encouraged by the messages of these amazing songs.

I leave you with Matt leading, “You Alone Can Rescue.” Be Blessed.

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