Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Song #1 - From the Inside Out

Like posting a fact once every Saturday, I am deciding to post a song every Wednesday that has greatly blessed or touched me over the past few years. Each song posted on this blog will be used to glorify and magnify the name of Christ, because He alone is Worthy to be praised and He alone is to be Glorified above every other thing. That is my first and foremost goal. My second goal is to encourage you, my followers and friends, to draw into a more deeper and personal relationship with the God of the Universe. My prayer is that we would all literally fall in love with Him. Put off the things of the flesh and follow wholeheartedly after Christ. He deserves our praise, adoration, and worship; but He wants us to have a personal relationship with Him. That is the climax of the Christian faith. O.K., I have been rambling a bit here, but I will give you the lyrics of the song, dissect those lyrics by writing a little bit about the song, and add only that song to my first playlist. I will change the song on the playlist each and every week to match with the song that I just posted about. Hopefully, you all understand what I am trying to say here.

The first song, From the Inside Out, is my favorite Hillsong song. If you have never heard of Hillsong before, their music is wrapped with theological content that inspires and motivates the soul to worship the one true, living God of all. I hope that you are blessed by this song as much as I have been blessed by it. Also, this time, I will not dissect the lyrics because time is limited, but the lyrics crucially display that our consuming love for God inside of our souls should result in the magnificent display of His glory to those around us. It is a beautiful thought of what God could do if we surrender our all to Him.



From the Inside Out
By: Hillsong


A thousand times I've failed
Still your mercy remains
And should I stumble again
Still I'm caught in your grace

Everlasting, Your light will shine when all else fades
Never ending, Your glory goes beyond all fame
my heart and my soul, Lord I give you control
Consume me from the inside out Lord
Let justice and praise become my embrace
To love You from the inside out

Your will above all else, my purpose remains
The art of losing myself in bringing you praise

Everlasting, Your light will shine when all else fades
Never ending, Your glory goes beyond all fame
In my heart, in my soul, Lord I give you control
Consume me from the inside out Lord
Let justice and praise become my embrace
To love You from the inside out

Chorus 2x
Everlasting, Your light will shine when all else fades
Never ending, Your glory goes beyond all fame
And the cry of my heart is to bring You praise
From the inside out Lord, my soul cries out








7 comments:

Lindsay said...

That's a great idea, Joshua! I really like the song you chose for this week. I had never heard it before, so thank you for posting this!

~ God Bless,
Lindsay

Rachel M. said...

Yes, very great idea! :)

Regan Family Farm said...

I love what you said about being wrapped with theological content, drawing our souls to worship...it should be about that (worship) more than a personal ballad. My humble opinion :)
Mrs. Regan

Joshua said...

Lindsay and Rachel M.,
If you both want to write a song post per week with what God has laid upon your hearts, be my guest and do it for the glory of God. :) My idea, I pray, is something that I want other people to pursue and use for the encouragement of others. If you feel led to do this, do it and encourage others to do it. Thanks for the comment. :)

In Christ,
Joshua :)

Miss Hannah said...

The song you chose is beautiful! It's one of my very favorites. The lyrics are just beautiful.

Blessings,
Hannah

Joshua said...

Mrs Regan,
I fully agree. The most important thing about a song is the lyrics. If the lyrics are excellent, the song leads us into a great period of worship; because we are focused on the words of the song, not the music. That is what brings the greatest impact. Thanks for the comment. :)

In Christ,
Joshua :)

Katie said...

Altho I have never really listened that type of music, it does have some powerful words! And its a really great idea too.