Music
 
The music in a church can become quite controversial.  Some prefer singing hymns in a traditional manner, while others prefer the new modern “funky” contemporary songs.  R.C. Sproul had this to say about music in the church:
 
“…let us return to Augustine who agreed that we can use a variety of music in our worship, but all that is done should be done with a certain gravitas, a certain solemnity, always containing the attributes of reverence and awe before the living God. The “what?” of worship, the “where?” of worship, the “when?” of worship, and especially the “how?” of worship must always be determined by the character of the One Who is the living God.”
 

Below are a couple of  links that deal with this topic.  

 
 
 
At Crosspoint, we love to worship the Lord in song!  
Below is a partial list of favorite songs we sing:
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Benediction (May the Peace of God) (Keith and Kristyn Getty)

Gladly Would I Leave Behind Me (Sovereign Grace)

O My Soul, Arise (Sovereign Grace)

Good Shepherd Of My Soul (Keith & Kristyn Getty)

By Faith (Keith & Kristyn Getty)

O Wondrous Love (Sovereign Grace)

Christ Is Able (Charles Billingsley)

Doxology (David Crowder Band)

Better Is One Day (Matt Redman/Kutless)

I Need Thee Every Hour (Selah)

Oh How Good It Is (Keith & Kristyn Getty)

How Deep the Father’s Love For Us (Selah)

Holy Spirit, Living Breath of God (Keith & Kristyn Getty)

Show Us Christ (Sovereign Grace)

See What A Morning (Resurrection Hymn) (Stuart Townend)

The Look (Sovereign Grace)

O Church Arise (Keith & Kristyn Getty)

I Will Glory In My Redeemer (Sovereign Grace)

Ancient Words (Robin Mark)

How Great Is Our God (Chris Tomlin)

The Wonderful Cross (Michael W Smith)

Be Thou My Vision (Charles Billingsley)

In Christ Alone (Keith & Kristyn Getty)

Speak O Lord (Keith & Kristyn Getty)

The Power of the Cross (Keith & Kristyn Getty)

Before the Throne of God Above (Sovereign Grace Music)

I Have A Shelter (Sovereign Grace Music)

O Great God (Sovereign Grace Music)

All I Have Is Christ (Sovereign Grace Music)

Give Me Jesus (Fernando Ortega)

Our Great God (Fernando Ortega)

I Will Praise Him Still (Fernando Ortega)

It Is Well With My Soul (Written by Horatio Spafford)

Holy, Holy, Holy (Hillsong United)

I Will Sing of My Redeemer (Travis Cottrell)

There Is A Fountain (Selah)

Come Thou Fount (Chris Rice)

It Is Not Death To Die (Sovereign Grace)

 

Other Excellent Choices of Music

Scripture Memory Songs
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A great choice to encourage and aid Scripture memorization!  The free mp3 downloads are taken directly from the ESV and will help you store up God’s Word in your heart.)

Keith & Kristyn Getty

My Heart Is Filled With Thankfulness (Keith & Kristyn Getty)

The Odes Project
(The Odes of Solomon, which some scholars have called “The First Christian Hymnal,” is in fact a worship anthology from one of the earliest Christian communities. The poems it contains were composed sometime before 125 C.E., and may have been used as chants in a church or synagogue.  The anonymous Odist’s vivid imagery and eloquent metaphors are timeless expressions of Christian devotion and worship; they also distill biblical truths that offer comfort, strength and guidance to the people of God.

Now, after centuries of silence, the Odes of Solomon have found their voice again.  Newly adapted and exquisitely set to music, they are both treasures from the past and a legacy of worship for today’s believers and for generations to come.  Click here to listen to Fernando Ortega sing Ode 40, “Sing Allelu”)

He Leadeth Me (Candi Pearson)

Behold The Lamb (The Communion Hymn) (Keith & Kristyn Getty)

What Grace Is Mine (Danny Boy) (Keith & Kristyn Getty)

In the Valley (Sovereign Grace) (Taken from the Puritan Valley of Vision Prayer Book)

The Precious Blood (Sovereign Grace)

Here is Love Vast as the Ocean (Robin Mark)

Once Again (Matt Redman)

His Grace Still Amazes Me (Phillips, Craig, & Dean)