Tuesday, June 24, 2014

10 Most Influential Songs in Contemporary Christian Music

CCM Magazine is celebrating 35 years of publication and they listed what they consider the 10 Most Influential Songs in Contemporary Christian Music. Here's a sample of some of the pages of the issue.

The following are links to what I believe (rightly or wrongly) are the songs on YouTube. Some are the official videos, while others aren't. Of the 10 songs, I'm only unfamiliar with 1 of them.

Awesome God by Rich Mullins

Jesus Freak by DC Talk

Friends by Michael W. Smith

I Can Only Imagine by MercyMe

El Shaddai by Amy Grant

Flood by Jars of Clay

Shout to the Lord by Darlene Zschech

Cinderella by Steven Curtis Chapman

Revelation Song Written by Jennie Lee Riddle

10,000 Reasons by Matt Redman

Thursday, June 12, 2014

I Know That My Redeemer Lives

I know that my Redeemer lives;
What comfort this sweet sentence gives!
He lives, He lives, who once was dead;
He lives, my ever living Head.

He lives to bless me with His love,
He lives to plead for me above.
He lives my hungry soul to feed,
He lives to help in time of need.

He lives triumphant from the grave,
He lives eternally to save,
He lives all glorious in the sky,
He lives exalted there on high.

He lives to grant me rich supply,
He lives to guide me with His eye,
He lives to comfort me when faint,
He lives to hear my soul’s complaint.

He lives to silence all my fears,
He lives to wipe away my tears
He lives to calm my troubled heart,
He lives all blessings to impart.

He lives, my kind, wise, heavenly Friend,
He lives and loves me to the end;
He lives, and while He lives, I’ll sing;
He lives, my Prophet, Priest, and King.

He lives and grants me daily breath;
He lives, and I shall conquer death:
He lives my mansion to prepare;
He lives to bring me safely there.

He lives, all glory to His Name!
He lives, my Jesus, still the same.
Oh, the sweet joy this sentence gives,
I know that my Redeemer lives!