We sang a couple of songs in worship last Sunday that are worth mentioning again, as a number of you have asked me about them. Sometimes, as last week, people will ask where they can get a copy of something we’ve sung, sometimes even visitors ask. I always direct them to the music table in the Prep Room (if I don’t have a copy with me in hand, and I rarely do anymore since I’ve gone sans music). You can do the same, it’s convenient to have the music right there not only for the worship team, but for any others who are curious.
Expectation is a song from a 2009 worship CD from Integrity Music called Wash Away. Worship is led by Don Poythress, worship leader and songwriter from – you guessed it! – Nashville TN, and this is one of his songs. Michael R thinks our band sounds better than theirs on this song. You be the judge.
Grace Like Rain from Christian music artist Todd Agnew is the song we sang after the message, with my own piano stylings in the lower register. The song comes from His CD Grace Like Rain. Though we didn’t play it like that, and I added the other popular verses from Amazing Grace so that we could sing them too and build back to the chorus. I heard that it was a bit of a ‘dirge’ – guess it wasn’t exciting for some, maybe in the way that Amazing Grace should or could be sung in a more traditional way. I get that, but it wasn’t our intent. I felt the participation was strong and heartfelt, and I felt that from the piano, which is a more difficult place for me to gauge something like that.