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Resurrection Day – Sunday Songs

Resurrection Day demonstrates Rend Collective’s clever lyrical skill in expressing familiar truths in fresh ways.
I think it balances the eternal spiritual dimension of salvation with the lived out present dimension of the Christian life without bringing the wrong aspects of eternity in to this life (prosperity gospel) or the wrong aspects of this life into eternity (social gospel/liberalism).

The lyrics:
1.
Because You’re risen I can rise
Because You’re living I’m alive
Because Your cross is powerful
Because You rose invincible
I can get up off the floor
Chorus.
This is my resurrection day
Nothing’s gonna hold me in the grave
This is my resurrection day
Nothing’s gonna hold me down
Say goodbye to my yesterdays
Ever since I met You I am changed
This is my resurrection day
Nothing’s gonna hold me down
2.
Because You rolled my stone away
Because my debt has all been paid
Because You stand in victory
Because You crushed the enemy
I can get up off the floor
Chorus.
Bridge.
The good news is the good news
‘Cause You chose the rugged cross
The good news is the good news
‘Cause You rose up from the dust
Your gospel is the power
That is saving all of us
So, I can get up off the floor
Come on get up off the floor

(C)2017 Rend Collective


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Hymn Of The Ages – Sunday Songs

Hymn Of The Ages features on Good News, the latest album from the prolific Rend Collective.
They always feature a good blend of songs on their releases.
This is quite anthemic and hymn like, with strong corporate lyrics declaring praise to God.

The lyrics:
1.
All history shall bow before Your throne
Time and space on bended knee shall come
Though kingdoms pass away
Your majesty remains
How great You are
How great must be Your song
2.
The Alpha and Omega without end
The Everlasting makes this wretch His friend
The angels stand in awe
This beggar heart responds
How great You are
How great must be Your song
Refrain.
You’re the hymn of the ages
The hope of all the world
You carried our redemption on Your shoulders
You’re the anthem of salvation
Jesus, Lord of Lords
Your legacy will echo through the ages
3.
Oh, for a countless choir in my lungs
To sing Your praises with a thousand tongues
The purpose in my days
Is ever to proclaim
How great You are
How great must be Your song
Bridge.
We raise the never-ending song
The greatest song we’ve ever known
The song of angels
The hymn of ages
Holy is the Lord
We praise the never-ending One
The greatest joy we’ve ever known
All hail King Jesus
Forever glorious
Holy is the Lord
Chorus.

Written by Rend Collective
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Counting Every Blessing by Rend Collective

Rend Collective have yet another new album out.
Counting Every Blessing seems to indicate they’re sticking with their established sound.

I was blind, now I’m seeing in colour
I was dead, now I’m living forever
I had failed, but You were my Redeemer
I’ve been blessed beyond all measure

I was lost, now I’m found by the Father
I’ve been changed from a ruin to treasure
I’ve been given a hope and a future
I’ve been blessed beyond all measure

I am counting every blessing
Counting every blessing
Letting go and trusting
When I cannot see

I am counting every blessing
Counting every blessing
Surely every season
You are good to me

You were there in the valley of shadows
You were there in the depth of my sorrows
You’re my strength, my hope for tomorrow
I’ve been blessed beyond all measure

Surely Your goodness pursues me
Surely Your heart is still for me
I will remember Your mercies
All my days
Through every storm and gale


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Nailed To The Cross by Rend Collective

Nailed To The Cross is a new song from the prolific Rend Collective.
The lyrics express some great truths about assurance in Christ.
It will be included on their upcoming album Good News.
This is a lyric video, or you can check the words out below.

The lyrics:
1.
When I stand accused by my regrets
And the Devil roars his empty threats
I will preach the gospel to myself
That I am not a man condemned
For Jesus Christ is my defence
Chorus.
My sin is nailed to the cross
My soul is healed by the scars
The weight of guilt I bear no more
Praise the Lord
Praise the Lord
2.
When my doubt and shame hang over me
Like the arrows of the enemy
I will run again to Calvary
That rugged hill of Hell’s defeat
My fortress and my victory
Chorus.
My sin is nailed to the cross
My soul is healed by the scars
Now I’m alive forevermore
Praise the Lord
Praise the Lord
Bridge.
It is finished
Sin is vanquished
Hallelujah praise the Lord
All the glory
All the honour
To my Saviour
Christ the Lord
3.
When I stand before the throne at last
His blood will plead my innocence
I will worship Him with holy hands
And raise the song that never ends
Of Jesus Christ, my righteousness

(C)2017 Rend Collective


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Gabriel’s Song – Christmas Songs 2016 Day 2

The latest album by Ordinary Time went online today. It’s available at various download retailers including iTunes and bandcamp.
Good News is a collection of Advent and Christmas songs, both old and original.
The signature vocal harmonies and acoustic/folk/bluegrass music are all there.
I’ll feature a few more tracks in coming days.
Here’s Gabriel’s Song, words of hope and promise.

Greetings to you favored one!
You will be with child and bear a son
The lord is with you — but do not fear!

The holy spirit will fall on you
His pow’r will overshadow you
your child Will be — the son of God

And he will be called the son of the most high
The Lord will give him the throne of david
And he will reign over jacob’s house
his kingdom will never end

Mary God has chosen to
Show his favor and love to you
The hope of the earth – to you is born

Nothing is impossible
For the Lord God of Israel
The light of the world — he lives in you