Getty Music have released a new clip featuring Kristyn’s vocals on Keith Getty and Stuart Townend’s song My Heart Is Filled With Thankfulness.
One of the songs used in a church service we attended while on holidays was Rejoice.
This version is by one of the song’s composers, Dustin Kensrue.
Come and stand before your maker
Full of wonder, full of fear;
Come behold his power and glory
Yet with confidence draw near,
For the one who holds the heavens
And commands the stars above
Is the God who bends to bless us
With an unrelenting love.
Come and lift your hands and raise your voice;
He is worthy of all praise,
Sing the mercies of your King
And with trembling, rejoice.
We are children of the promise,
The beloved of the Lord.
Won with everlasting kindness,
Bought with sacrificial blood.
To a world that longs to know
The affections of a father
Who will never let them go.
All our sickness, all our sorrows
Jesus carried up the hill.
He has walked this path before us,
He is walking with us still;
Turning tragedy to triumph,
Turning agony to praise,
There is blessing in the battle
So take heart and stand amazed.
Stuart Townend and Dustin Kensrue
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I don’t sing Stuart Townend’s version of Psalm 23.
Maybe I will sometime soon.
A song for those preparing for Good Friday tomorrow.
This version features Stuart Townend’s vocals.
A song based on the themes of Psalm 23, composed Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, Fionan de Barra and Stuart Townsend.
Here’s another version.
Good Shepherd of my soul
Come dwell within me.
Take all I am and mould
Your likeness in me.
Before the cross of Christ
This is my sacrifice:
A life laid down
And ready to follow.
The troubled find their peace
In true surrender.
The prisoners their release
From chains of anger.
In springs of living grace
I find a resting place
To rise refreshed,
Determined to follow.
I’ll walk this narrow road
With Christ before me
Where thorns and thistles grow
And cords ensnare me.
Though doubted and denied
He never leaves my side
But lifts my head
And calls me to follow.
And when my days are gone
My strength is failing
He’ll carry me along
Through death’s unveiling
Earth’s struggles overcome
Heav’n’s journey just begun
To search Christ’s depths
And ever to follow.
Words & Music: Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, Fionan de Barra and Stuart Townsend.
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I picked up a copy of Stuart Townend Live, Volume 2 a couple of weeks ago. It’s interesting hearing these in a context where people are singing along. It gives me sense of how the songs work corporately, and how they can be led.
My Soul Will Sing has good lyrics and the marriage with the melody is doesn’t strike me as overly syncopated.
And it’s a good tempo.
Yeah, I’d be leaving the whoa, whoa, whoa bit off at the end.
My soul will sing with all the strength I have in me;
I will rejoice with every day He gives.
I will recall the wonders He has shown to me,
His power to heal, His mercy to forgive.
We join with angels to sing His praises.
He does not treat us as our sins deserve.
High as the heavens reach above the earth
Is Your unfailing love, is Your unfailing love.
Far as the east is banished from the west
You took our sins for us removed our sins from us,
How wide, how high
Is Your unfailing love.
Our King delights to show compassion to the weak;
Their deepest needs He loves to satisfy .
Throughout the earth His justice and His mercy speak,
And He will run to meet the victim’s cry.
Our youth renewed with every step we take.
Though we are dust, a moment in eternity,
As flowers bloom today and then are gone,
He crowns our lives with beauty and with dignity;
His patience smiles on all who turn to Him.
We’ll tell the story of His faithfulness.
Stuart Townend & Kristen Getty
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A good song for Reformation Sunday.
Stuart Townsend and Aaron Keyes composed this song based on Psalm 62 a few years back.
They both have renditions on various recordings.
I’ve posted an Aaron Keyes clip below.
My soul finds rest in God alone,
My Rock and my salvation;
A fortress strong against my foes,
And I will not be shaken.
Though lips may bless and hearts may curse,
And lies like arrows pierce me,
I’ll fix my heart on righteousness,
I’ll look to Him who hears me.
O praise Him, hallelujah,
My Delight and my reward;
Everlasting, never failing,
My Redeemer, my God.
Find rest, my soul, in God alone
Amid the world’s temptations;
When evil seeks to take a hold
I’ll cling to my salvation.
Though riches come and riches go,
Don’t set your heart upon them;
The fields of hope in which I sow
Are harvested in heaven.
I’ll set my gaze on God alone
And trust in Him completely;
With every day pour out my soul
And He will prove His mercy.
Though life is but a fleeting breath,
A sigh too brief to measure,
My King has crushed the curse of death
And I am His forever.
Stuart Townend & Aaron Keyes
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