Hymns of the Church – Volume 2

The church at work Monday to Saturday reflects the church at worship on Sunday. Like the hub of a bicycle wheel, the worship of the church anchors and shapes the activities of Monday to Saturday, where “the rubber meets the road.” In the same way, the music of the church at worship is the hub of our Monday to Saturday singing. Indeed, the hymns of the church that Oasis members grew up singing have in many ways made possible the choral music we do together. And so it is a delight, in this second volume of Hymns of the Church, to sing and celebrate the music of the church. The traditional pattern of biblical worship begins with the mind and moves to the heart. While imprisoned unjustly, the Apostle Paul said, “I will rejoice, for I know…” (Phil 1:18). This statement flows from a mature biblical understanding of mind and emotion. When you go on vacation, you don’t let your children drive–but they should be in the car. Emotion in worship should not take the driver’s seat–but it should be in the car! I encourage you to take your hymnbook, and follow along with these songs. Read them, consider them, pray them, and discover them anew. As you do so, may you find yourself encouraged and rejoicing.Son

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Released in 2016

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Song List

  1. Dear Shepherd of Thy People, Hear
  2. A Dark and Silent World
  3. How Great Thou Art
  4. For the Beauty of the Earth
  5. Rock of Ages
  6. Great High Priest, We View Thee
  7. Beneath the Cross of Jesus
  8. Come, Let Us Sing the Song of Songs
  9. Crown Him with Many Crowns
  10. Rise, Glorious Conqueror, Rise
  11. See the Conqueror Mounts in Triumph
  12. Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow
  13. O God, What Offering Shall I Give
  14. In Full and Glad Surrender
  15. Nearer, Still Nearer
  16. Gracious Father

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