Monday, March 29, 2010

Hope of Glory

The first song I've posted here (see the playlist to the side) is titled "Hope of Glory," and I actually wrote it a year and a few months ago. I was walking through a very difficult season of life, and wanted to write something that communicated my honest feelings to the Lord as well as encourage me (and others) to find hope in Him. The chorus is pretty directly taken from Philippians 3:12-14...

"...I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus."

Coincidentally, this scripture was the theme for my church's men's ministry for the next year, so I have ended up playing it frequently to close our monthly breakfast meetings.

I can't see more than a foot in front of my face
I can't stand but for the hope of your mercy
I can't run 'cause the devil's gettin' in my way
O for feet fitted with the gospel of your peace

I will press on to take hold
Of that for which You, You won my soul
I'm not looking back behind me
I've got my eyes fixed on my Hope of Glory

I can't feel more than a heartbeat of love
I can't speak much louder than this weak whisper
How many times have I said I've had enough
O for the day I am gonna see my savior

I will press on...


Hey friends and family,

I have been thinking recently about ways to be open-handed with the gifts God has given me for worship leading and song writing. So I thought of the idea of having a blog where I can post new songs, even rough recordings, to make available to the Church and anyone else interested in listening. I'll probably be accompanying these with thoughts and meditations on what has prompted the songs and lyrics. My hope and prayer is that you are encouraged in your own life. If the music isn't your cup of tea, thanks at least for giving it a listen, and be blessed.