Behind the Music

A common practice in the history of Christianity is to take melodies that are deeply embedded into the fabric of contemporary culture and wed them with rich theological lyrics. This practice does a wonderful job of creating memorable lyrics that teach God's goodness because these melodies stick with us. 

Rend Collective has done just that by using the well known melody typically used with Auld Lang Syne to explore the grace of God in our lives. The tune is a traditional song folk song (Roud #6294)  that is a traditional Scot's fold melody, most likely performed in a more lively dance setting. Check out the melody and lyrics below. I think you will enjoy the song as much as we did!

Your grace will never be forgot
Your mercy all my life
Will be my source forever song
My story and my light

From mountain top to valley low
through laughter and through tears
Surely the goodness of my God
Will follow all the years

For all that You have done for us
for every battle won
We’ll raise a song to bless Your heart
For all that you have done

You know our failures and regrets
You always led us home
Redemption’s arm has raised us up
Our triumph in the storm

For all that You have done for us
For every battle won
We’ll raise a song to bless Your heart
For all that you have done

(You’re faithful through the ages)

In unity we’ll stand as one
As family we’ll go
Shoulder to shoulder
Hand in hand
Into the great unknown

For all that You have done for us
For every battle won
We’ll raise a song to bless Your heart
For all that you have done

Set List

Great Things | Fanny Jane Crosby, Steve Cook, Vikki Cook © 2012 Sovereign Grace Worship (Admin. by EMI Christian Music Publishing) Buy it on Amazon

What a Friend We Have in Jesus | Words and Music by Robert Lowry Arrangement by The Sing Team  | 2009 Jordan Butcher and Luke Vander Pol. Some rights reserved under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 3.0 License. | Amazon Link

Here I Am to Worship | Tim Hughes | Copyright: 2000 Thankyou Music (Admin. by EMI Christian Music Publishing) | Amazon Link

For All That You Have DoneReleased: Nov 17, 2014 | ℗ 2014 Rend Collective

 

 

 

 

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