Have you ever sung a song that just didn’t seem relevant to you in that moment? As a worship leader there are times when I have chosen songs to sing that weren’t on my “Top 10 ‘Most Favorite Right Now’ Songs” list. I know if I have had moments like this, then others have had the same experience.
As we come to the New Year everyone can relate to some songs for the turning of the Year. I would like to share with you some hymns/songs on my New Year song list. 13 Songs for 2013. There are some you probably have never heard of and I will link them to pages with the lyrics and midi files of the tune for you to listen to. However, I might not have links for all of them. I hope that you will have a Happy New Year. That you will look back at what great things our great God has done for us and look ahead to what He will do in this New Year!
5. O Church, Arise (Keith Getty & Stuart Townend, 2005) video/text
And finally the number one hymn as the year turns new:
When I first came across this ten verse Augustus Toplady hymn “Immovable Our Hope Remains,” I was significantly affected by the confident faith the lyrics expressed. I rearranged, rephrased, and trimmed down the hymn into four verses. Later on, my dad came across my lyrics on our piano and set them to a melody that tries to capture the triumph of the words. No matter how we feel, no matter how hopeless or unsure our future appears, no matter what lies Satan uses to weaken our hearts, our hope is immovable. Jesus is already in heaven, and we are in Christ! — Brittany Kauflin