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Save Us / Hosanna (Demo)

V1

Someday we’ll walk upon the shore

But in the fire and in the storm

We will look to You

Make way for Jesus

Hail the King!

Where the thunderheads and rain,

We will look to You

CH

Save us

Save us

Hosanna

Hosanna

V2

In peace and war it’s all the same

We’re all about ourselves

Tryna to make a name

Let’s lay down all the bright façades

Jesus kick the tables down

Have Your way in us

(CH)

BR

Hallelujah

Glory Glory to You

Hallelu

(CH)

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Someday we’ll walk upon the shore

But in the fire and in the storm

We will look to You

The Young Girl and The Pond

Last Friday I got back from work around 4:30. It wasn’t hot so I had the windows down on the commute back. Upon arriving, I spent a few minutes just sitting in my car. 1753 unread emails. 3 Facebook notifications.

The sun rested on top of the trees surrounding the parking lot and that’s when I noticed smoke down by the pond. My neighbor was grilling out with his family.

Our pond is gross. We had blue skies that day, but the water was thick and brown. Trash litters the bank and it stinks too. I think it’s a part of the drainage system.

That’s when a young girl, probably 11, ran past my car. She was headed for the man at the grill, but she stopped suddenly to stare out at the pond. Without hesitating, she pulled out an old iPod and took a picture of what she saw.

The pond and all it’s plastic. She didn’t seem to notice it. She chose to see the beautiful parts — partly because she didn’t know anything else and partly because she didn’t want to forget what it felt like to be where she was.

What if I chose to live like that? What if I chose to see beauty in the mundane moments? To look for the glory of God in the dirt. The boring summer days. The days when the AC isn’t working and you’re eating another peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

One day, God will break open the clouds and we’ll get to be with Him forever, but let’s not forget to appreciate the beauty that God has given us right now. Let’s keep taking pictures.

Top 3 Creative, Christian Musicians Right Now

3. The Brilliance

www.thebrilliancemusic.com

www.thebrilliancemusic.com

If Bach and Paul Simon attended the same youth group, they’d sound like The Brilliance.

Of the three artists listed here, they’re definitely the most experienced. David Gungor is pictured on the left and Jon Arndt on the right. They got their start after working closely with David’s brother Michael, the lead singer and guitar player for Gungor.

We’re talking about classically trained geniuses right here. These guys are phenomenal.

2. Benjamin James

www.benjaminjamescreative.com

www.benjaminjamescreative.com

Maybe I’m crazy, but I hear Asian influences in this guy’s music. He’s definitely a folk artist to the core, but his orchestral element is littered with Far East feels. Listen to his most popular song “Beggar” and tell me otherwise.

Of the three artists, Benjamin’s music is definitely the most difficult to describe because of how much is going on instrumentally. In “Beggar”, I hear guitar, percussion, vocal harmony, piano, hang drum, and violin. There’s another instrument in there too, but I haven’t figured out what it is yet. Maybe mandolin?

  1. Jordy Searcy

www.jordysearcymusic.com

www.jordysearcymusic.com

Jordy Searcy is my favorite Christian artist right now. His honesty and willingness to showcase struggle and redemption is just really compelling. The grace of God is so clearly represented in his song “Explaining Jesus”. Give it a spin.

In terms of songwriting, I think he’s the strongest of the three. Instrumentally, he’s not as complex as Benjamin James, but he’s got a knack for catchy melodies that’s just unreal.

For more creative Christian music, check out the spotify playlist below.

What are your favorite Christian artists right now? Did I get this right? Comment below and join the conversation.