Finish What He Started – Mercy Me

Here’s a great song based on Philippians 1:6

Finish What He Started

Verse 1:
I don’t have to know you
To know that you will go through hard times
It’s just part of life
Don’t let that moment blind you
And don’t let it define you
Take heart, that’s not who you are

Pre-Chorus:
Our God is able, more than capable
And to be faithful until the end
And finish what he started

Chorus:
No matter what you’ve done
Grace comes like a flood
There’s hope to carry on
He’ll finish what he started
No matter what you face
His mercy will not change
He’s with you all the way
He’ll finish what he started

Verse 2:
Remember you’re forgiven
So there’s no need to give
Into the lie, you’re disqualified

Bridge:
This work he started in you now
He is faithful to complete it
The promise was sealed when he cried out
It is finished

Ending:
What he started (What he started)
What he started (What he started)
Oh, He’ll finish what he started

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How Can I Keep From Singing?!

joyFascination With God can be found in everything/anything around us when we “Find The Beauty”. Nature, art, beautiful sounds and smells and sights, acts of kindness, praise and worship, and giving ourselves in service and love pump us up with this totally freeing super-good-and-purely-natural high. When we truly look or listen or sing or feel what these things are made for, we experience true joy, and it’s our first baby-step on the path to a permanent (or, at least, prominent) serenity. We might need to start with a crawl before we can stumble and walk, but soon we are running and leaping into the air to soar on wings like eagles.

bird-singing

chris-tomlinFor me, music is a primary expression of my Fascination With God,and one of the best at delivering it in an easy and simple way is Chris Tomlin. One of my favorite ‘topics’ of praise and worship is, very plainly, the urge to sing. Make a joyful noise!

Hope you like this one:

microphoneHow Can I Keep From Singing?!

There is an endless song
Echoes in my soul
I hear the music ring

And though the storms may come
I am holding on
To the rock I cling

How can I keep from singing Your praise
How can I ever say enough
How amazing is Your love
How can I keep from shouting Your name
I know I am loved by the King
And it makes my heart want to sing

I will lift my eyes
In the darkest night
For I know my Savior lives

And I will walk with You
Knowing You’ll see me through
And sing the songs You give

How can I keep from singing Your praise
How can I ever say enough
How amazing is Your love
How can I keep from shouting Your name
I know I am loved by the King
And it makes my heart want to sing

I can sing in the troubled times
Sing when I win
I can sing when I lose my step
And fall down again
I can sing ’cause You pick me up
Sing ’cause You’re there
I can sing ’cause You hear me, Lord
When I call to You in prayer
I can sing with my last breath
Sing for I know
That I’ll sing with the angels
And the saints around the throne

(2006 sixsteps Music Thankyou Music Vamos Publishing worshiptogether.com songs Wondrously Made Songs)
Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, Matt Redman

Recommending new Mercy Me

Different kind of post today – a brief review of Mercy Me’s latest record, Welcome To The New. At first listen, I didn’t really like it- it was too different than all – and I do mean all – other worship music in style and … Tone is the only word I can think of. 

But, after some time with it, I’ve changed that opinion. This is brilliant. Pure power pop, with an incredible array of musical genres. The songs are produced and arranged like “real” secular hits but incredibly, through the lyrics, maintain with no doubts the reverence of the deep subject matter: the Good News. 

I highly recommend this record!