Worship song of 2019
This past two years I have been attentive like never before to notice the worship song that becomes a global theme. For example, in the fall of 2019, Way Maker became a global worship piece. Many Christian artists and worship groups started to sing it. This preceeded covid 19 break out. We translated the lyrics into Albanian on October 2019. I would get goose bumps whenever we would sing it at church. We could experience there was something very powerful about that song. I attributed that to the fact that the lyrics focused on God’s attributes. Little we knew what was ahead with the pandemia, and that we indeed would desperately need God to make a way through an unusual world health crises.
Worship song of 2020
In March 2020 another worship song became popular: The Blessing. This became a global fenomena, as many groups, churches, singers would produce the aka Blessings zoom versions. I have listened it in so many versions, all beautiful and unique. Our own ministry did record our own version, where staff and volunteers from all over the world became part of the project. The Blessing lyrics based on the blessing that God gave to Aaron and his sons to pray over Israel, became a powerful reminder and cover I would say as we were going through covid. It reminded us that just as God was with Israel in the desert, He was with us in the midst of the pandemia.
Worship song of 2021
In 2021 I have noticed another worship song that is not new, but it has been brought back in the scene becoming a theme for this year. It is the Goodness of God, a song composed and sang by Jen Johnson and Bethel Music in January 2019. The lyrics of this song are just beautiful. It is a beautiful tribute about the faithfulness of God to carry us through. It brings me tears whenever I listen to it. I love the passion with which Jen Johnson sings it besides the fact that her voice is so powerful.
As I have listened to several versions of this song, I decided to share today this version which I really loved because of its dynamics, the picture of a faith community, and how it ends: with a beautiful and joyful jazz spontanious version.
I would like to share some part of the lyrics of the song before I share the link where you can listen to it:
I love You Lord
Oh Your mercy never fails me
All my days I’ve been held in Your hands
From the moment that I wake up
Until I lay my head
I will sing of the goodness of God
You can listen the whole song and the version from Israel Houghton here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GQlJbUd_LE
And here you can listen to the original version by Jen Johnson and Bethel https://youtu.be/n0FBb6hnwTo
I hope it will spice and energize your weekend, as it did mine, as well bring joy to your heart as you recall the goodness of God in your life.
If you would like to learn about my pick up worship song of past week, please click here https://shigjete.com/the-worship-song-of-the-week-what-a-savior-by-nathanael-bassey/
You would not want to miss it.
What about you? What worship song has made an impact on your life or week and why?