Welcome to sojournmusic.com’s weekly worship music set list review. You can find links to the set lists of this church and many other churches each week in the Worship Blog Carnival at theworshipcommunity.com. And you can learn about some of the songs we sing at Sojourn Gathered each week in advance of the Sunday service by reading my “Getting Ready For Sunday” post each Thursday at Sojourn’s online journal, TravelBlog.
This set list comes from the morning services at the Midtown campus. Slight variations may have taken place during the other services.
1. Abiding City written by Sandra McCracken. This is a great thing to remind us that, even in the midst of big news for Sojourn here in Louisville, this is not our final destination.
Addictions, broken promises
This broken world cannot satisfy
A sweeter song — redemption’s bliss
Is sealed for us in paradise
2. Gifted Response by Matt Redman. We sang this as a response to the Call to Worship. The lyrics are a reminder that the only reason we’re worthy and able to respond to God’s call is through the sacrifice of Christ. And this call to worship is much deeper than anything we could easily grasp:
We have come to something so mysterious,
to deep for minds to comprehend,
to the open door, where the angels sing
and the hosts of heaven are antheming
3. How Can The Heavens Hold You? by Sojourn’s Jeremy Quillo. This is one of the first original Sojourn songs, recorded on our first CD, With The Angels. We’ve got the chord sheet on our With The Angels page, as well as the song mp3. You can also listen to “How Can The Heavens Hold You” here.
How can the heavens hold you?
How can the streets of gold be wide enough for you?
How can the world contain you?
How can the universe be wide enough for you?
4. Be Thou My Vision the traditional Irish hymn. We sang this as a song of assurance that Christ is our vision, and as a prayer of illumination before hearing our pastor’s sermon, taken from Acts 1.
Be thou my Wisdom,
and thou my true Word,
I ever with thee
And thou with me Lord
Though and thou only
First in my heart
High King of heaven,
My treasure thou art
5. Nothing Without You written by Bebo Norman. We sang this as our communion song of the week, reflecting on our need for a savior — and the fact that the savior has come and conquered sin.
All my soul needs
Is all Your love to cover me
So all the world can see
That I have nothing without You.
6. Here Is Love by William Rees and Robert Lowry, additional lyrics and arrangement by Matt Redman. This hymn, repopularized a few years ago by Matt Redman with his “No love is higher …” addition, is a strong declaration of God’s grace.
Who His love will not remember?
Who can cease to sing His praise?
He can never be forgotten,
Throughout heaven’s eternal days
7. God Of This City by Bluetree. We closed out with this song of hope and victory. We’ve seen God move in exciting ways here in the Louisville area, but we know the best is yet to come.
Greater things are yet to come, greater things are still to be done in this city
Greater things have yet to come, greater things have still to be done here
Worship band for the 9am and 11:15am services at the Midtown campus:
Kristen Smith — vocals and keyboard
Chad Watson — vocals and guitar
Mike Cosper — lead guitar
Robert James — bass guitar
Ryan Harvey — drums
Worship band for the 10am service at the East campus:
Kate Robins— vocals
Joel Gerdis — vocals and guitar
Jamie Barnes – keyboard
Neil Robins — keyboard
Dony Erwin — bass guitar
Matt Harris — drums
Worship band for the 5pm and 7pm services at the Midtown campus:
Anna Young — vocals
Brooks Ritter — vocals and guitar
Mike Cosper — lead guitar
Bryan Todd — bass guitar
Shane St. Clair — keyboard
Smitty Smith — drums