Category Archives: music

Audrey Assad

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I had the privilege of hearing Audrey Assad perform downtown this week.  The young singer / songwriter gave a great performance and delighted her hearers.

I discovered her a few years back via a friend and have come to appreciate her heart felt lyrics that sing of a real human experience.  She joked in her concert the other night that most of her songs are sad .. I disagree, I believe they’re about life, our experience, and yet they point to God where our hope is found.

I’ll drop in a few links here to some of my favorites (at the moment).  You can check out her website as well here.

conference tunes

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Keith and Kristyn Getty were the perfect complement to the amazing speakers gathered at TGC this week.  Their gospel centered worship and songs were a delight and no doubt brought glory to God.

Check them out on their website.

Currently, you can download three Easter tunes for free.

A new song they introduced at the conference . . . words and music by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend.

The Perfect Wisdom of our God

The perfect wisdom of our God

Revealed in all the universe

all things created by His hand

and held together at His command

He knows the mysteries of the seas

The secrets of the stars are His

He guides the planets on th eir way

And turns the earth through another day.


The perfect timing of His ways

Along the path of righteousness

His word a lamp unto my feet

His spirit teaching and guiding me

And oh, the wisdom of the cross

To save the helpless and the lost – 

He chose the fool to shame the wise

That all the glory might go to Christ!


Oh grant me wisdom from above

To pray for peace and cling to love

And teach me humbly to receive

The sun and rain of Your sovereignty

Each strand of sorrow has a place

Within this tapestry of grace

So through the trials I choose to say,

“Your perfect will in Your perfect way!” 

gospel coalition

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I’m excited to be attending the Gospel Coalition event in Chicago this week with Jon (and his interns 🙂  ).

For those in Chicago, there are some free events and concerts throughout the week that are open to the public.

JUSTIN TAYLOR|2:07 PM CT

Three Concerts in Chicago This Week + Free Sampler for the TGC Hymn Sing

If you’ll be at the Gospel Coalition conference next week, note there there will three different concerts. The first two are only for TGC conference attendees; the last one is free and open to the public as part of the Christ and the City post-conference (register here).

I’ve listed the times below for the concerts (all at the McCormick Place). Note that there is also a way to listen to a sampler for the Gospel Coalition Hymn Sing. It features a song from each artist performing at the Hymn Sing. All these songs will be sung Tuesday night. The sampler also includes a PDF of the chord charts for the six songs.

Tuesday, April 12 at 9 PM

Sing Them Again: An Evening of Old and New Hymns

  • Brooks Ritter
  • Sandra McCracken
  • Matthew Smith
  • Melanie Penn
  • Isaac Wardell
  • Jonathan Gilley
  • Mike Cosper
  • Kevin Twit
  • Indelible Grace

Wednesday, April 13 at 9 PM

Keith and Kristyn Getty

Thursday, April 14 at 8 PM

We Are Unashamed: Lecrae, Sho Baraka, KB, Trip Lee, and Tedashii

redeeming king

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You are the Lord
Exalted above the most high
The ruler of all
Worthy of all my praise

You are the Lord
Mighty in all of your ways
Forever the same
So worthy of all my praise

And I lift my hands in holy devotion to you
My life is my sacrifice, daily surrendered
And I lift my voice unashamed of my love for you
For you are the Lord my redeeming king

You are the Lord
Exalted above the most high
The ruler of all
Worthy of all my praise

You are the Lord
Mighty in all your ways
Forever the same
So worthy of all my praise

And I lift my hands in holy devotion to you
My life is my sacrifice, daily surrendered
And I lift my voice unashamed of my love for you
For you are the Lord my redeeming king.