G19 List of Songs Of Worship & Artist/Composer
All Glory Be to Christ by Dustin Kensrue (Kings Kaleidoscope)
Before the Throne of God Above by Charitie Lees | Vikki Cook
By Faith by Keith Getty | Kristyn Getty | Stuart Townend
Christ the Sure and Steady Anchor by Matt Boswell | Matt Papa
Come What May by Matt Boswell
Come You Sinners by Jamie Brown
by Ed Cash | Fionan De Barra | Frank Houghton | Keith Getty | Kristyn Getty | Samuel Wesley
His Mercy Is More by Matt Boswell | Matt Papa
Holy Holy Holy by John Bacchus Dykes | Reginald Heber
Lord From Sorrows Deep I Call by Matt Boswell | Matt Papa
O Holy Night / O Son Of God (Hebrews 10) by John S. Dwight |Placide Cappeau | Adolphe Charles Adam
with additional verses adopted from Hebrews 10:10, 22-24 by Vivian Wu
Only A Holy God by Dustin R. Smith | Jonny Robinson | Michael Farren | Rich Thompson
Psalm 23 by Stuart Townend
Speak O Lord by Keith Getty | Stuart Townend
Worthy Worthy by Jacob Sooter | Mia Fieldes
Yet Not I But Through Christ In Me by Jonny Robinson | Michael Farren | Rich Thompson
Below is part of the guiding process and questions we ask in selecting the songs of worship for GC sessions.
Consideration of the message, theme, and occasion.
Does the song relate to the Scripture Passage(s) being used?
Are the lyrics biblical and theologically sound? Or are they vague, not God-centered, or even heretical?
Are the lyrics worshipful, do they glorify God and point to God, or do they point to and emphasize oneself?
Do the lyrics mention God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit?
Is the song performance-oriented or meant to lead others in singing and worshipping?
Are the songwriters, the music group(s), the churches, or publishing companies that are involved biblical and theologically sound? Since we pay royalities to them when we use their songs, we need to ask whether we should we support them financially if they take unbiblcal positions or are theologically unsound.
How singable, teachable, complex, or dfficult are the songs?
What is the vocal range like? Foe example, 6th - 1 octave maybe comfortable for most while 10th and above may be a stretch for many.
Will people connect and relate to the song?
What atmosphere will the song create?
What instrumentats are called for?
How do the songs fit in with the flow, progression, or transitions of other songs?
What is the tempo? Are they fast, medium, or slow songs insofar as fitting into a set?
It is from this process that Vivian Wu wrote the additional lyrics of O Son Of God to the melody of O Holy Night for G19's "Made Holy" theme. The lyrics were based on Hebrews 10:10, 22-24 with a hopeful heart that those who attended G19 would be blessed by deep truths of Scripture God gave us.
Below are a few articles on why we select the songs we do
and why we steer clear from certain songs, groups, and artists.
The Non-Negotiables of Gospel-Shaped Congregational Worship