EMU Music have just released Songs Of The Saved, a collection of songs seeking to express the great themes common to the experience of God’s redeemed people.
I’m listening to it at various times to see if anything strikes me as demanding to be sung.
There’s no immediate stand-outs, although More Of You is probably leading the pack at the moment.
Here’s EMU’s blurb for the album:
There’s an equation that runs right through Scripture – from the song of Moses in Exodus 15 to the song of the heavenly multitude in Revelation 19 – that goes like this: when God saves his people, his people are filled with joy, and when his people are filled with joy, they sing songs of praise to God. The Bible, of course, records many of these songs, and we do well to sing them. But over the last 2,000 years, Christians have written many more that faithfully convey biblical truth and powerfully proclaim God’s praise.
This new album contains 11 freshly written ‘songs of the saved’ – songs of adoration, celebration, dedication, exhortation and petition. They have all been intentionally crafted for congregational use – to give those who have experienced the joy of redemption through faith in Jesus Christ some new songs to sing together in praise of our great God and saviour. For it is not God’s purpose that we remain silent, but that we learn to publicly declare his praise. As the psalmist writes:
I have not hidden your deliverance within my heart;
I have spoken of your faithfulness and your salvation;
I have not concealed your steadfast love
and your faithfulness from the great congregation.
If you’re on Spotify, you can check it out here.