Tuesday, July 29, 2008

QG's Best Praise Song Ever

Will wonders never cease?

A couple of weeks ago when I was doing an installation service at one of our churches, the congregation sang the praise song "In Christ Alone."

El Jefe and I were so taken by this song that I not only downloaded the song from ITunes, but I also bought the sheet music, hoping that someday I'd have the opportunity to sing it somewhere.

As Frequent Readers of this blog know, El Jefe and I are not fans of praise music in general, but we have found "In Christ Alone" very comforting in the wake of his father's death.

We talked about what made this song different for us and decided it was the Christocentric message; the singable tune; and the text of the song which is full of meaning and is not just a repetitive, simple refrain. I'm sure there is a reason we were introduced to this song at this time!

Here's the YouTube video of "In Christ Alone", which includes the lyrics and the photos are from movie The Passion of the Christ.


Anonymous said...

Oh yes! 'In Christ Alone' has a hymn-like quality about it. I first heard it sung at the a baccalaureate service @ Calvin College 6 years ago and was also quite taken with it. We sing it at church...at both the contemporary and traditional services. I've heard it sung @
an Episcopal Eucharist, as well.


Great tune and

seethroughfaith said...

It is wonderful - and yes Christ-centric!

Singing Owl said...

It is a hymn--just a new one! :-)
I love this too--and the video's images, along with those wonderful lyrics, were very moving. Thank you for sharing it. Prayers going up for you and El Jefe.

Reformed Catholic said...

I introduced it at our summer Praise time (10 minutes of contemporary hymns before the traditional worship), and received quite a few 'great song' from the older members of the group.

What I usually do is start the 3rd verse very soft, then build to a triumphant end of the verse.

St. Casserole said...

Grace, what would I do without bloggy buddies like you??? I've never heard this before and like it very much.

Thanks for introducing this.