Tuesday, July 17, 2012

What is YOUR favorite Kinship Christian Radio song?



I recently traveled to Brainerd and back. It was seven hours of driving with Christian radio accompanying they whole way up and back.  It got me to thinking how much some of the songs played on Kinship Christian Radio have truly touched my heart.

Here are some of my favorite lyrics:

When the hands of time wind fully down
And the earth is rolled up like a scroll
The trumpets will call and the world will fall
To its knees as we go home
Singing blessing and honor, and glory and power, forever to our God
Singing blessing and honor, and glory and power, forever to our God

(from “When the Stars Burn Down” by Phillips, Craig, and Dean)


I lift my eyes onto the hills
Where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
The maker of heaven and earth
I lift my eyes onto the hills
Where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
The maker of heaven and earth

I'll praise you in this storm
And I will lift my hands
For You are who You are
No matter where I am
And every tear I've cried
You hold in your hand
You never left my side
And though my heart is torn
I will praise You in this storm

 (From “Praise You in This Storm” by Casting Crowns)

We will overcome by the blood of the Lamb
And the word of our testimony,

 (from “Overcome” by Jeremy Camp)

Shine your light and let the whole world see
We're singing for the glory of the risen King, Jesus
Shine your light and let the whole world see
We're singing for the glory of the risen King

You're my Savior, You can move the mountains
God, You are mighty to save
You are mighty to save
Forever, Author of salvation
You rose and conquered the grave
Yes, You conquered the grave
You are mighty to save.

 (from “Mighty to Save” by Laura Story)

I heard the bells on Christmas day
Their old familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet the words repeat
Of peace on earth, good will to men.
And thought how, as the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along the unbroken song
Of peace on earth, good will to men.
Till ringing, singing on its way
The world revolved from night to day,
A voice, a chime, a chant sublime
Of peace on earth, good will to men.
And in despair I bowed my head
“There is no peace on earth,” I said,
“For hate is strong and mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good will to men.”
Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
“God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail
With peace on earth, good will to men.”

 (“I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”—lyrics by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, sung by many artists over the years since it was written during the Civil War. Longfellow’s wife died in an accidental fire and his son died as a result of injuries sustaind in the Civil War. This hymn was written shortly thereafter)

What about you? What songs or lyrics touch your heart? What does music mean to your faith and your praise of the one and only true God?

2 comments:

kalman1 said...

My favorite Kinship Radio song is " The Voice of Truth " by Casting Crowns,because it talks about how you can trust in God despite all of your fears.

Dan Jones said...

Kalman1,
I like that song, too.
"And the Voice of Truth says, This is for my glory." is my favorite line in that song.