The Hope Expressed In Contemporary Christian Music

by Phillip on March 28, 2012

One of the most staggering practices in the Church is when something that is rejected in the pulpit is sang with passion within the worship!  If you ask your traditional evangelical pastor whether everyone will eventually worship and praise Jesus Christ he will unequivocally say no.  Yet here are just a sampling of the words of songs that we sing that we aren’t supposed to say or believe:

Your Great Name

Lost are saved, find their way, at the sound of your great name.

All condemned, feel no shame, at the sound of your great name. 

Jesus, worthy is the lamb that was slain for us,

Son of God and man you are high and lifted up

and all the world will praise your great name.

–Natalie Grant

 

The Revelation Song

With all creation I sing,  praise to the King of kings

You are my everything and I will adore You

–Kari Jobe

 

Rise

All the earth come alive

Lift your eyes to the morning

Let our hearts beat again

With a lifeblood that never fails

Your love it will never fail

Breaking down the divide in a holy collision

The divine in disguise

Took the cross for our sin and shame

Our God You will never fail

See the lost in return

Swing the doors ever wider

See the tide as it turns

Love and mercy is on the rise

As the world folds into Your light

All creation will see Your light

The universe on its knees

See the stars in surrender

God above kings and queens

Every idol will bend and break

But our God You will never fail

Forever and ever

–Hillsong

 

God of All Glory

God of the heavens,

King of matchless worth.

Lord of all nations,

Judge of the earth,

By mercy we come

And out of love we cry…

 

God of all glory

Saviour of the world.

Holy One eternal

Let Your praise fill the earth.

Oh fill the earth!

Oh let it fill the earth!

Fill the earth! 

–Jeremy Riddle

 

The Lost Are Found

Everlasting while earthly ages fade,

In mercy our God Your kingdom reigns.

Lord over everything You are near;

All of the universe at Your feet.

 

In the Savior injustice brought to right,

For Your glory that Your name be lifted high.

Lord over everything you are near;

All of the universe at Your feet. 

 

The lost are found.  

The blind will see.

The lame will walk.

The dead will live.

And You are God.

Forever You will reign.

–Hillsong

 

Beautiful Things

All this pain,

I wonder if I’ll ever find my way.

I wonder if my life could really change at all.

All this earth,

Could all that is lost ever be found,

Could a garden come up from this ground at all.

 

You make beautiful things,

You make beautiful things out of the dust.

You make beautiful things,

You make beautiful things out of us.

 

All around,

Hope is springing up from this old ground

Out of chaos, life is being found in You.

–Gungor

 

Awesome is the Lord Most High 

Raise your hands, all you nations,

Shout to God all creation:

How awesome is the Lord most high.

–Chris Tomlin

 

This is Love

Every soul every beating heart,

Every nation and every tongue,

Come find hope in the love of the Father,

All creation will bow as one,

Lift their eyes to the risen Son;

Jesus Savior forever and after.

Jesus came and died and gave His life for us;

Let our voices rise and sing for all He’s done.

Our fear is overcome;

Our God is love,

Our God is love.

Every distant and broken heart,

Every prayer every outstretched arm,

Finding hope in the love of the Father.

Age to age let His praises rise,

All the glory for all of time,

Jesus Savior forever and after.

Age to age we will be singing,

In the light of all He’s done,

All the earth everyone singing,

In the wonder of His love.

–Hillsong

 

All I Need Is You

Where would the world be without Your Son.

Gave His life to save the earth.

Rest in the thought that You’re watching over me.

 

All I need is You;

All I need is You Lord, is You Lord,

All I need is You.

 

You hold the universe;

You hold everyone on earth.

–Hillsong

 

Faithful 

Faithful You are ever faithful,

You are ever faithful to us, God.

Powerful You are crowned all-powerful,

All the world will bow before You, Oh God.

–Fee

 

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