26 February 2006

The List

A few weeks back, I e-mailed a bunch of friends and asked them for their input on a music playlist I wanted to assemble for our family to worship together. The gist of my request was this. Tell me:
- songs that have consistently caused you to bow before the Lord in worship.
- songs that highlight HIM, His omniscience, omnipresence, omnipotence, holiness, etc.

It was very rewarding to have so many responses. Many that I canvased immediately wrote me back with at least one song that has pricked their heart. It is a joy to know that there are people who are not so busy or self-consumed that they can't be touched by God -touched in such a way that, for a brief time, all other things fade. I am proud to know these true worshippers.

And so, without further ado, I give you, THE LIST.

-Not in any particular order because that would require too much brain power-

Song Title- Artist, Album (comments)

I Sing the Mighty Power of God
We Bow Down
Meekness and Majesty
A Mighty Fortress
I Stand in Awe
Our God Reigns
Almighty, All Glorious Lord
... (can't remember the title, but this is a line from it)
Shout to the Lord
Lord, I Lift Your Name on High
Worthy is the Lamb
Come, Let Us Worship and Bow Down
Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above
Take My Life and Let It Be
I Live to Worship You
Here I Am To Worship
We Fall Down

I See the Lord

Never Alone -
Barlow Girl, Barlow Girl
Immortal, Invisible- Fernando Ortega, Fernando Ortega (Scott Wesley Brown also does a great rendition)
I Exalt Thee- Eden's Bridge, Celtic Worship (an ethereal, Celtic rendition. Great CD!)
Spirit of the Living God - Eden's Bridge, Celtic Worship

O Worship the King - Passion Worship Band, Hymns Ancient and Modern
O God Our Help in Ages Past -Phil Keaggy, Our Hymns (paired with Prelude: Bach's Bouree)
Facedown -Matt Redman, Blessed Be Your Name
How Great is Our God -Chris Tomlin, Arriving (you really ought to just buy the entire CD!)
Holy is the Lord -Chris Tomlin, Arriving

I Will Not Forget You –Enter the Worship Circle, The First Circle (If you like world music and percussion, this band is for you.)
You Are So Good To Me –Enter the Worship Circle, The First Circle
Today –Enter the Worship Circle, The First Circle
In Christ Alone- Newsboys, Adoration: The Worship Album (also recommended, the version by Margaret Becker, Maire Brennan and Joanne Hogg)
Lion - Rebecca St. James; Songs Inspired By the Chronicles of Narnia

Holy, Holy, Holy -Michael Card, Unveiled Hope (This is a totally different song than the hymn. The lyrics come right out of Revelation.)
Holy God, We Praise Thy Name- Michael Card, Starkindler
Consuming Fire- Third Day,Third Day (Southern rock. I love Mac's gravelly voice!)
Holy- Twila Paris, He Is Exalted (Twila Paris always gets me worshiping.)
He Is Exalted- Twila Paris, He Is Exalted

Healed- Nichole Nordeman, Woven and Spun (N.N. is an awesome wordsmith! Get anything she's ever done and you won't regret it.)
Never Loved You More - Nichole Nordeman, Woven and Spun
Holy- Nichole Nordeman, Live At the Door (I like this version best for its intimate worship feel)
You Are Holy- Nichole Nordeman, City on a Hill: Sing Alleluia
Holy Is Your Name- Bebo Norman and Cliff Young, City on a Hill: Sing Alleluia
Our Great God- Mac Powell and Fernando Ortega, City on a Hill: Sing Alleluia (***** song!)
God of Wonders- Mac Powell, City on a Hill: Songs of Worship and Praise

Lord of the Dance- Steven Curtis Chapman, Signs of Life
Praise to the Lord (Appalachian Praise) -Julie Miller, Orphans and Angels
Wonderful, Merciful Savior- Selah, Press On
Before the Throne of God- Selah, Hiding Place
God and God Alone- Steve Green, 8 Great Hits

All Hail the Power of Jesus Name -4Him, Hymns and Voices (Album from the early 90's. Loaded with updated versions of old hymns.)
All Creatures of Our God and King- Steve Green, Hymns and Voices
Holy, Holy, Holy- Wayne Watson, Hymns and Voices
How Great Thou Art -Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, Hymns and Voices

You're Worthy of My Praise- David Ruis, Vineyard Voices
There Is None Like You- Lenny LeBlanc, Above All Worship
You Are Lord- Darlene Zschech
Jesus, What a Beautiful Name -Darlene Zschech

The Ocean- The Choir,
Tremble- Nichole Nordeman, This Mystery
Make a Joyful Noise/ I Will Not Be Silent -David Crowder, Passion: The Road to One Day
The Noise We Make- Passion Worship Band, Passion:The Road to One Day

The Lord is Gracious and Compassionate- Vineyard, Live: From London
All Creation- Vineyard, Hungry (Great album!)
There's No One Like Our God -Vineyard, Hungry
Your Name Is Holy -Vineyard, Hungry
You Are a Holy God -Vineyard, Hungry

You Are Holy (Prince of Peace)- Michael W. Smith, Worship Again (The multitude of singers make this a thrilling song to sing along with- a picture of heaven!)
Agnus Dei- Michael W. Smith, Go West Young Man (The boy's choir in the background just makes you feel like you're in a Gothic cathedral)
Crown Him with Many Crowns - Michael W. Smith, I'll Lead You Home (Rock- gospel version)
God Is God- Steven Curtis Chapman, Declaration
Come Thou Fount- Sara Groves, The Other Side of Something
God Be Merciful to Me- Jars of Clay, Redemption Songs
Martha Bassett, Mortal Flesh (Appalachian twist on traditional hymns)
any song by Delerious?
anything by LifeHouse

Of course, The List is not exhaustive. It never will be. It never can be. Aren't you glad we have eternity?
Use the comments area to recommend some more worship songs and I'll check 'em out!


Blogger San said...

Loved the list. You gonna add links to the music now? Ha! MISS YOU GUYS!

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