Sunday Lyrics – Stained Glass Masquerade

My all time favorite contemporary Christian group is Casting Crowns. They have mastered the ability to combine powerful and meaningful lyrics with wonderful melodies. Their sound is unique and it would seem every song they record is a hit. There music has been a true ministry in my life and really serves to make sure I’m living my life in the way Christ wants me to.

Stained Glass Masquerade is a song that reveals the truth about the life many Christians unfortunately regularly live in. Read the lyrics below and you’ll see what I mean. You can also listen to the song on YouTube.

Sunday Lyrics – What life would be like

Big Daddy Weave’s newest album, What would life be like, came out this past week. As a huge fan of them I was very excited. I love the vocal sound of the lead singer Mike Weaver and their songs have deep and powerful meaning behind them. Trust me, these guys rock. Head over to their MySpace page to listen to the new song and also hear a bunch of their other big hits.

Sunday Lyrics – Hold me Jesus

When I first became a Christian I began listening to contemporary Christian music. The quality and style of the music was very different then, but a few artists stood out in the crowd and many are still very popular today. Names to come to mind are Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Stephen Curtis Chapman just to name a few. One other that I’m sure would be on the list if he was still alive was Rich Mullins. Rich Mullins was my favorite artist and I still enjoy listening to him today.  Unfortunately, Rich was killed in a car accident on September 19, 1997. He was only 41.

Sunday Lyrics – You're not alone

Meredith Andrews

Fellow North Carolinian Meredith Andrews grew up in Wilson, NC. She started singing in her church when she was six-years-old and would sing southern gospel music with her mother in other churches around the area. In her high-school years, Meredith learned to play piano, began writing her own music,  and began leading worship at her church.

Meredith attended Liberty University where her initial plan was to major in family and child development. Her desire in life was to help children and hopefully work in an orphanage. During her junior year there, she was leading a worship service and God suddenly laid on her heart that this was her calling. She said it was if God was saying “This is what I want you to do. This is it.”

Sunday Lyrics – This is home

Bandmember pictures

Switchfoot is an American alternative rock band from San Diego, California. Band members are Jon Foreman (vocals, guitar), Tim Foreman (bass guitar, backing vocals), Chad Butler (drums, percussion), Jerome Fontamillas (guitar, keyboards, backing vocals), and Drew Shirley (guitar). Swithfoot has Christian themed music but shuns the “Christian” music label, as they want to heard and listened to by everyone and not placed in a particular box.

Their music has been featured in a few movies, including A walk to remember and more recently The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian where this song can be heard towards the end of the movie.

Sunday lyrics – Love is here

Tenth Avenue North

New on the Christian music scene is a group who calls themselves Tenth Avenue North. They hail from West Palm Beach Florida and are made up of Mike Donehey on vocals and acoustic guitar, Jeff Owen on electric guitar and backup vocals, drummer Jason Jamison, and Scott Sanders on bass guitar.

Their debut album is Over and Underneath, and features their hit song Love is Here. Keep an eye out folks, these guys are going to be big. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Sunday lyrics: In Christ Alone

Michael English

In the early 90s, Contemporary Christian and Gospel singer, Michael English was quickly working his way up the charts. His ability to take a song and make it incredibly powerful through his vocals caused Christian music listeners world wide to turn their heads in a big way. In 1994, he was nominated for and won 2 Dove awards and was #1 on Christian music charts.

Sunday Lyrics: Captives Come Home

Run Kid Run Picture

To quote Rocky and Bullwinkle “And now for something completely different!”

This music featured on this weeks Sunday lyrics post is little different than normal, but I’m all for shaking things up a bit and enjoy trying out new styles of music. This weeks song was recommended by a reader, and while not something I would normally listen to, I liked it and the lyrics have a great message.

This weeks song is Captives Come Home by Run Kid Run.

A song for Maria Sue

Chapman FamilyOn Wednesday May 21st, Maria Sue Chapman, 5 year old daughter of Christian singer and song-writer Stephen Curtis Chapman and Mary Beth was killed in a tragic accident at their home in Franklin, TN. Maria Sue was one of 3 daughters the Chapmans adopted from China. Making the event even more tragic, police reports say that she was accidentally struck by one of her teenage brothers in the Chapman’s driveway. Several children were playing, and he didn’t see Maria in the driveway. Maria was laid to rest yesterday at 11:00am.

Sunday Lyrics: In My Arms

Sweet Baby
Photo by: lovecatz

When you hear the first few lyrics of the song, you think the song is about a mother singing about her child. But as you near the end, you realize the song is really about us as children in the arms of God and how we’ll always be safe in His arms.

When “life happens” it’s so easy for us to panic, worry, and fret. Least we forgot that if we know him, we are always in the safe and loving arms of God. Deuteronomy 31:6 tells us ” Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

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