Every year I have songs that become embedded in the fabric of my life.Â They are lessons learned, prayers prayed, truths discovered, praises offered.
Here are the top
ten eleven songs from my life’s playlist for 2011.Â I wonder what 2012’s playlist will look like?
Rock of Ages/When the Day Seems Long – Sandra McCraken “Rock of Ages, When the day seems long, from this labor and this heartache I have come, the skies will wear out, but you remain the same, Rock of Ages I praise Your name….Rock of Ages You have brought me near…Rock of Ages I need Your grace”
Remind Me Who I Am – Jason Gray “When I lose my way and I forget my name, remind me who I am. In the mirror all I see, is who I don’t want to be, remind me who I am. In the loneliest places, when I can’t remember what grace is. Tell me once again who I am to You…Tell me lest I forget who I am to You, That I belong to You…I’m the one You love.”
Peace – Rich Mullins “Though we’re strangers still I love you. I love you more than your mask. And you know you have to trust this to be true. And I know that’s much to ask. O lay down your fears. Come and join this feast. He has called us here. You and me. …And His outstretched arms are still strong enough to reach, behind these prison bars to set us free.”
O For A Thousand Tongues – Mike Rayson “O for a Thousand tongues to sing…the triumphs of His grace…He breaks the power of cancelled sin, He sets the prisoner free…With the saints and the sages the song of the ages I bring.”
O for a Thousand Tongues
Christ is Risen – Matt Maher “Christ is Risen from the dead…Come Awake, Come Awake, Come and Rise Up from the Grave”
Something Beautiful – Nathan Tasker “I’m counting the stars, but the sky is overrun. You made a sea of endless lights. I would have been impressed by one. You’re more than enough. Your love shows no reserve, just like the brilliant sky above, You give me more than I deserve…Every day is a brand new miracle, when you keeping giving grace upon grace”
What Joy Is Found – Jeremy Riddle “What joy is found in communion with you, beholding your beauty and knowing your truth…singing O how lovely is the King in all His glory…and how amazing is His love so unfailing, is His grace that draws us near”
What Joy Is Found
Jesus Come – Evan Wickham “You said that you will, O but our prayer is still, Jesus Come, Please Come…The whole earth is reaching out, Yearning for your renown, Jesus Come…Waiting we long for the glory of Your presence…Let your glory be revealed in my life”
Jesus Draw Me Ever Nearer (May This Journey) “Let the treasures of the trial form within me as I go…May this Journey bring a blessing, May I rise on wings of faith, And at the end of my heart’s testing, With Your likeness let me wake”
Did your year have a playlist? What songs were on it?