Someone was bound to ask for this, sooner or later–Reckless Love, by Michael W. Smith, with a little help from a couple thousand people in the audience. Requested by Susan.
Remember–anyone can make a hymn request. I have a few lined up that I’ll get to when I can. So if you have a hymn you’d like to share, just leave a comment anywhere; we’ll do the rest.
This is the hymn that insisted on being posted this morning: I must have a need for it. Our God is an Awesome God, by Michael W. Smith. Note that all he has to do is play the first few notes and the whole audience starts singing. I wish I’d been there!
Our God truly is an awesome God, and more than equal to the challenge of even this profoundly evil age. We need an awesome and mighty Redeemer–and we’ve got one.
Sometimes it seems all Michael W. Smith has to do is play the first few chords, and his audience will do the rest. Here the audience joins him in singing Hallelujah. I wonder what it would be like, to be at one of these events.
Requested by Linda: Shout to the Lord. This worship song by Michael W. Smith reminds me of some lines in Psalm 144:
“My goodness and my fortress, my high tower and my deliverer: my shield, and He in whom I trust…”
Sorry! Almost forgot to post this one, requested by Erlene: Majesty. I hope this is the Majesty you wanted, by Michael W. Smith–with a whole hall full of people joining in. I can see how this might have brought the congregation to its feet.
Yes, I know, I’ve posted this video many times. Well, here’s another time. At Linda’s request, Our God Is an Awesome God, by Michael W. Smith. I love this video. I especially love the way the whole audience breaks into song as soon as they hear the first few chords. Kind of gives one hope, doesn’t it?
Things are not going at all well with my family, lately. And as much as I would like to give you the details–and that’s very much indeed–I am not at liberty to do so. You’ll just have to take my word for it–and pray that the Lord helps us, and soon. I don’t know what to do, and there’s no one to go to… but God Himself and our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Meanwhile, all I can do for now is to follow the old advice: pray harder, sing louder. And hope God hears me, and comes to our aid. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Like the lady on the Christian radio show said, so many years ago: “When times get tough–sing louder!”
Let’s sing this, then: Our God Is an Awesome God, performed by Michael W. Smith. At least turn up the volume!
It isn’t often we get two hymn requests in one day, so, sure, I’m going for it.
Requested by Susan, Agnus Dei, performed by Michael W. Smith (piano), Stikyard (wide assortment of drums), and the World Outreach Worship teams (choir). Like the song says, joyfully, “Worthy is the Lamb!”
One of the wisest things I ever heard anybody say was by a woman on this little 15-minute panel show on our local Christian radio station. “When life gets hard and things go bad,” she said, “and when your faith feels shaky–sing louder!”
Turn up the volume on this one, Our God is an Awesome God. May the songs of God’s people cause His enemies to know they’ve picked the wrong side, and move them to repent. It really doesn’t pay to defy Almighty God who made the heavens and the earth. Let the heathen take full warning.