Worship Thoughts for Sunday 5.26
Our song sets are planned with a theme in mind. Some Sundays we may sing songs that proclaim God as Creator, move to God as Sovereign, then sing of man’s great need for God’s provision. Another Sunday may focus on God as unique and holy, and then move to a song that reminds us of the one true way to God and the true life: Jesus Christ.
Overall, the songs we sing are meant to proclaim God in fullness (the best we can) and truth. Let’s not sing only of God’s grace and mercy, but proclaim that He is holy. Let’s not sing only of God’s immensity over all creation, but song also of His care for creation. Let’s not remind ourselves only of the work of the Son of God, but the full Trinity: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
This Sunday we begin with the comprehensive Doxology: Praise God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Praise Him all creatures below and above. Praise Him in fullness and truth. Then, in You Are God Alone, we sing of God’s uniqueness among all creation: He is uncreated. We then proclaim His faithfulness to His creation, especially His image bearers. Finally, we learn a new song – Lord, I Need You – although it calls back to a 19th century hymn, I Need Thee Every Hour. We, and His entire creation, need Him every moment. Hebrews 1:3 says that the Son “upholds the universe by the word of his power.” Friend, we need Him more than we realize.
Here are the songs we are singing this week.
New Doxology – Gateway Worship
You Are God Alone (You Are Not a God) – Philips, Craig, and Dean
Never Once – Matt Redman
Lord, I Need You – Chris Tomlin