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01 Christ, Whose Glory Fills The Skies
02 Come, Let Our Souls Adore The Lord
03 At The Name Of Jesus
04 Not What My Hands Have Done
05 The Church's One Foundation
06 Lamb Of God, We Fall Before Thee
07 Grace That Is Greater
08 What Wondrous Love Is This
09 I Greet Thee Who My Sure Redeemer Art
10 Day Is Dying In The West
11 To Him Who Is Able (Doxology)
My first real memory of singing hymns involves Sunday evenings with my father. After a supper of peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, we would head out for the evening worship service. The service would begin with four or five hymns and then people would just start shouting out numbers. This would go on for a couple more hymns, all accompanied by one of my aunts on the organ. My dad would point out the words as we sang them and I would follow along. Singing hymns taught me how to read.
When I left home for college, I was so looking forward to singing cool worship songs in church. And then I met Kevin Twit. I found myself singing, and eventually re-writing, hymns in new ways. I was a college student amongst many college students who found singing "O while Thou dost smile upon me, God of wisdom, love, and might, Foes may hate and friends disown me, Show Thy face and all is bright" to be a life-giving experience. Worship that had previously involved simply "losing myself in the music" became a transformational collision of grace and passion. Singing hymns taught me that theology matters.
All of the hymns on Not What My Hands Have Done have a story. They are stories of grace, redemption and eternity. They are stories about God. They are stories about us. I hope this recording will encourage you to sing hymns in ways that are both old and new. Through hymns we are reminded that the worship of the church has a history, and that there is more going on here than just this moment.
Singing hymns teaches us that, in Christ, we have a future.