Music Monday: Victorious

Happy Monday! I recently discovered the Catholic musician, PJ Anderson. His song “Victorious” is just the sort of song to kick off the week…

Sky turned dark
All our hope, all our hope was gone,
Lay deep in a garden tomb,
Was our hope, was it really you? x2

No grief can hold you down,
Risen from the ground,
Victorious over sin and death
Peace has come again,
Risen from the ground, victorious

Your blood poured out,
Our hearts were filled with doubt,
For our Saviour with nails in hand,
And no promise of a Promised Land

Victorious, in your death, we have life…

 

Music Monday: Deliverer

Today I’d like to share the new single from Audrey Assad entitled “Deliverer”.

Rather than sharing the lyrics (which are in the video anyway), I’d like to share Audrey’s words explaining the origin of this song:

I grew up with some rather terrible and terrifying ideas about who God was. Mostly, I believed that God only loved me because Jesus stepped in between us and God couldn’t see me anymore—this contributed to many years of a tormented and broken-down relationship with God, based mostly in fear and shame.

Jesus is often called ‘Immanuel’, which means ‘God with us.’ Imagine the deep healing that took place when I came to recognize that Jesus came not to defend us from God, but to display in His life, death, and resurrection exactly who God has always been.

When I took a good honest look at the ruins in my heart, it is no surprise that I found Him there, ‘preaching His gospel to the poor’ (T. Merton) — He had been with me and within me all along, delivering me not from God, but from my own inner death.

I truly hope you are blessed and ministered to by this song. It was a healing experience to write it.

Music Monday: Death was arrested

Alone in my sorrow and dead in my sin
Lost without hope with no place to begin
Your love Made a way to let mercy come in
When death was arrested and my life began

Ash was redeemed only beauty remains
My orphan heart was given a name
My mourning grew quiet my feet rose to dance
When death was arrested and my life began

Oh, Your grace so free
Washes over me
You have made me new
Now life begins with You
It’s your endless love
Pouring down on us
You have made us new
Now life begins with You

Released from my chains I’m a prisoner no more
My shame was a ransom He faithfully bore
He cancelled my debt and He called me His friend
When death was arrested and my life began

Our savior displayed on a criminal’s cross
Darkness rejoiced as though heaven had lost
But then Jesus arose with our freedom in hand
That’s when death was arrested and my life began

Oh, we’re free, free
Forever we’re free
Come join the song
Of all the redeemed
Yes, we’re free free
Forever amen
When death was arrested and my life began

Music Monday: Forever

It has been a while since I’ve shared a Kari Jobe song here on Music Mondays. This one is called “Forever”:

The moon and stars they wept
The morning sun was dead
The Saviour of the world was fallen
His body on the cross
His blood poured out for us
The weight of every curse upon Him

One final breath He gave
As heaven looked away
The son of God was laid in darkness
A battle in the grave
The war on death was waged
The power of hell forever broken

The ground began to shake
The stone was rolled away
His perfect love could not be overcome
Now death where is your sting?
Our resurrected King
Has rendered you defeated

Forever He is glorified
Forever He is lifted high
Forever He is risen
He is alive, He is alive!

We sing hallelujah x3
The Lamb has overcome

You have overcome x4

Music Monday: Make Me Okay

When I was in England I participated in a workshop with Tre Shepherd, the lead singer of the band “One Hundred Hours”. One of the band’s songs popped into my head last week, “Make Me Okay”:

When I’m with You, I can’t pretend
If this is the valley, then where is the end?
Is there still a chance that I have a prayer?
Something inside me knows You’re there

What will You do, what will You say?
How will You make me okay?
I just don’t know, I cannot see
Help me trust in Your great love for me

If You’re at my door, and You hold the key
Please put back together these pieces of me
For I am so blind, but I want to see
My faith is so tired, but I want to believe

What will You do, what will You say?
How will You make me okay?
I just don’t know, I cannot see
Help me trust in Your great love for me

Help me trust in Your great love for me…

Music Monday: At the cross

Today’s song is “At the cross” by Chris Tomlin:

There’s a place where mercy reigns and never dies
There’s a place where streams of grace flow deep and wide
Where all the love I’ve ever found
Comes like a flood, Comes flowing down

At the cross, at the cross
I surrender my life
I’m in awe of You, I’m in awe of You
Where Your love ran red, and my sin washed white
I owe all to You, I owe all to You Jesus

There’s a place where sin and shame are powerless
Where my heart has peace with God and forgiveness
Where all the love I’ve ever found
Comes like a flood
Comes flowing down

Here my hope is found, here on holy ground
Here I bow down, here I bow down
Here arms open wide, here You save my life
Here I bow down, here I bow

Music Monday: Face Down

We’re going back in time today, to a song which has a lot of significance to me in my own Christian journey back when I lived in England. This is Matt Redman’s “Face Down”:

Welcomed in to the courts of the King
I’ve been ushered into your presence
Lord I stand on your merciful ground
Yet with every step tread with reverence

And I’ll fall facedown
As your glory shines around
Yes I’ll fall facedown
As your glory shines around

Who is there in the heavens like you?
And upon the earth who’s your equal?
You are far above you’re the highest of heights
We are bowing down to exalt you

So let your glory shine around!
Let your glory shine around!
King of glory here be found!
King of glory!

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