WORSHIP

WORSHIP THROUGH SONG

THE VISION BEHIND OUR CORPORATE WORSHIP THROUGH SONG

Ekklesia Worship exists to point people to the sufficiency of Jesus, for His glory and their joy. We seek to do this by leading the church in corporate worship through biblically-rich and well-prepared songs of praising God, asking God, and confessing to God. This is done in the name of Jesus and by the power of God the Holy Spirit.

THE THEOLOGY BEHIND OUR CORPORATE WORSHIP THROUGH SONG

1. We believe we should sings songs that are Biblically accurate and rich with Biblical words, themes, and imagery. Because all of the Bible is “God breathed” (2 Tim. 3:16) we believe the best songs we can sing will be derived straight from it.

2. We believe we should sing songs that point to the glory of God in Jesus. Because Jesus is “preeminent” over all things and “all things were created for Him” (Col. 1:15-20) we believe the best songs we can sing will be focussed on the person and work of Jesus Christ. He was sent by the Father and His work to redeem His people is continually applied by the Holy Spirit.

3. We believe the words matter more than the music. Because the gospel needs to be understood in the mind and applied to our hearts and life, and because we are commanded by Paul to be “mature in our thinking” (1 Cor. 14:20) we believe the words of the songs matter much more than the musical accompaniment. The music matters and should be to the glory of God. We simply believe the words matter even more.

  • 5:21 (Brett Baggett)
  • Alas and Did My Savior Bleed (Isaac Watts)
  • All Creatures of Our God and King (Francis of Assisi / King’s K)
  • All I Have Is Christ (Sovereign Grace)
  • All Praise to Christ (James Montgomery Boice / Brett Baggett)
  • Amazing Grace (John Newton)
  • Be Thou My Vision (Eleanor Hull) 
  • Because of Your Love (Phil Wickam) 
  • Before the Throne of God Above (Charitee Bancroft)
  • Behold The Lamb (Stuart Townsend / Keith Getty)
  • Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery (Boswell / Pappa / Bleecker )
  • Come, My Soul, Thy Suit Prepare (John Newton)
  • Come Thou Fount (Robert Robinson)
  • Come, Ye That Love The Lord (Isaac Watts / Charles Wesley)
  • Doxology (Thomas Ken)
  • Grace Alone (Dustin Kensrue) 
  • Grace Greater Than Our Sin (Julia Johnston)
  • Great Is Thy Faithfulness (Thomas Obadiah Chisholm)
  • Hail The King (Citizens and Saints) 
  • Hallelujah! What a Savior (P.P. Bliss) 
  • He Will Hold Me Fast (Ada Hebershon / Matt Merker) 
  • Holy, Holy, Holy (Reginald Herber) 
  • How Deep the Father’s Love For Us (Stuart Townend) 
  • How Great Thou Art (Carl Boberg / Stuart K. Hine)
  • How Marvelous (Charles Gabriel) 
  • In Christ Alone (Keith Getty) 
  • It Is Finished (Dustin Kensrue) 
  • It Is Well (Horatio Spafford) 
  • Jesus Paid It All (Alvina H. Hall) 
  • Jesus, Thank You (Sovereign Grace)
  • Just As I Am (Charlotte Elliott)
  • Let Us Love and Sing and Wonder (John Newton)
  • Love of God, The (Frederick M. Lehman)
  • Nothing But the Blood of Jesus (Robert Lowry)
  • O Christ What Burdens Bowed Thy Head (Anna R. Cousin)
  • O Love That Will Not Let Me Go (George Matheson / Ascend The Hill)
  • O The Deep, Deep Love of Jesus (Samuel Trevor Francis)
  • O Word of God Incarnate (William Walsham How)
  • Rock of Ages (Augustus Toplady)
  • Show Us Christ (Sovereign Grace)
  • Solid Rock, The (Edward Mote)
  • Take The World But Give Me Jesus (Fanny J. Crosby)
  • There Is A Fountain Filled With Blood (William Cowper)
  • Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus (Helen Howarth Lemmel)
  • When I Survey The Wondrous Cross (Isaac Watts)
  • Ye That Pass By (Charles Wesley / Brett Baggett)