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MercyMe – All of Creation

So some people know how much of a mercyme fan I am. I honestly didn’t realize it until I went to my third concert and sang along to all of their songs. I’ve become an even bigger mercyme fan since I realized just how much they like to tweet. They’re currently getting ready to release their next latest CD and I am extremely excited for it.

The CD is called, “The Generous Mr. Lovewell.” Bart Millard, the lead singer, explains a little bit more about the idea behind the CD:

It’s an interesting concept and I think one of the first “concept” albums from the group.

To help generate interest in their new CD, the guys from MercyMe went on a country-wide radio tour sharing their first single “All of Creation” with radio stations all over the USA. This first single is a great song of worship talking about every part of all creation bringing praise to God. Bart expands on this more here:

It’s an awesome song and is a great reminder of just how awesome God is. I love it! Here are the lyrics for the song. Feel free to comment and leave you’re opinions on the song.

Separated until the veil was torn
The moment that hope was born
and guilt was pardoned once and for all

Captivated but no longer bound by chains
left at an empty grave
the sinner and the sacred resolved

and all of creation sing with me now
lift up your voice and lay your burden down
and all of creation sing with me now
fill up the heavens let his glory resound

Time has faded and we see him face to face
every doubt erased forever we will worhip the king


the reason we breathe is to sing of his glory
and for all he has done praise the father praise the son and the spirit in one


and every knee will bow oh and every tongue praise the father praise the son and the spirit in one.

Worship Planning for October 18th, 2009

I haven’t been thinking a ton about music for this weekend but I’m thinking a service about the cross and the finished work that was accomplished there. I haven’t gotten all of the music planned out yet but here’s some ideas:

The Old Rugged Cross
The Wonderful Cross (Chris Tomlin/Matt Redman version)
Special: The Hammer Holds – Bebo Norman

Not certain what other songs to go in there yet but I plan on spending my day figuring something out. I’ll add more songs as I think of them.

I Will Rise

As many people of this day and age, I have a twitter and I semi-regularly tweet on it. As you’ve noticed by my twitter updates on the right sidebar. One of the people on twitter that I follow is Aaron Shust. One of his updates caught my attention:

aaronshust: Tomlin’s “I Will Rise” was never a big deal to me,until singing it with him at Night of Joy. Powerful.

I decided to check out the song. It was AMAZING!!! So awesome. The bridge gets me every single time I hear it. It goes from Chris singing by himself to a huge chorus of people singing praises to God. It’s awesome.

It’s almost like my generations version of It Is Well. Talking about even though we’re in bad situations, God will still raise us up on eagle’s wings and shelter us from the storm. It’s really a blessing. I think I might use that as the special music for the next worship service I lead.

Here’s a video from youtube of the song with the lyrics. The video after that is Chris talking about how the song came about and what it means to him. Be blessed!

“I Will Rise” song including lyrics

Chris talks about writing “I Will Rise”