Songs That Make Your Spirit Soar
Featuring PraiseCharts Posted on April 24, 2009
Is there a song that still makes your spirit soar every time you hear it? Here are some responses that we got...please share yours with us by leaving a comment or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Fontaine Godwin
Your new forum question is a tough one, as it's difficult to narrow it down to one song. One of my favorites, however, that comes to mind immediately is, "KNOWING YOU" by Graham Kendrick, because it captures the essence of relationship with Jesus...the desire and longing to know Him, in whose Light all else pales and fades into the shadows (ref. such a powerful scripture from St. Paul in his letter to the Philippians)
"...What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Chris Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in him..." Phil. 3:8-9
If I have to pick just one, it has to be, "In Christ Alone" by Getty/Townend. It's a complete story of Christ and our life in Him. I especially like Travis Cottrell's arrangement inserting two refrains of "The Solid Rock" before the last stanza. It's hard to lift my hands when I'm playing guitar, but my feet have a hard time keeping stillwhen we sing, "From life's first cry to final breath, Jesus commands my destiny," the Holy Spirit seems to always bring to mind a dear saint who has passed into eternity, and I'm reminded again of the glorious forever we'll share with Jesus. "No power of Hell, no scheme of man, will ever pluck me from His hand."
Yes, I can honestly say that, "You Are So Good To Me," by Don and Lori Chaffer and Ben and Robin Pasley ALWAYS moves me. It was first recorded on the 100 Portraits and Waterdeep "Enter The Worship Circle" CD.
The bridge: "You are my strong melody, You are my dancing rhythm, You are my perfect rhyme, And I want to sing- forever" just takes me to places in God's presence that practically no other worship song does. Thank God for the gift and marriage of worship and music!
Victoria Eden Keen
For me, "Who Can Satisfy" by Dennis Jernigan is one of these songs. I stand as tall as I can, and raise my hands as high as they'll go and think about how refreshing and everlasting Christ's love and supremacy is.
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