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Palm Sunday Contemporary Music – UPDATED

Palm Sunday Contemporary Music – UPDATED (May 15, 2012)

Here’s a place that sells both palms and ashes:

Here’s a few songs that would work for Palm Sunday:

Scripture References: Zech 9:9,10; Php 2:5-11; Mt 21:1-11; Ps 24; Mk 11:1-10; Lk 19:28-40

Song Title Writer, Song Location & Notes
No Tramp of Soldier’s Marching Feet CWS 716
Hosanna (Praise is Rising) Paul Baloche and Brenton Brown:
We Bow Down Twila Paris, BOB 233
He is Exalted Twila Paris
Hosanna Carl Tuttle, BOB 95
Hosanna, Loud Hosanna CW130 New Hymn Arrangement:
All Glory, Laud and Honor CW131
Like an Avalanche Joel Houston, Php 2:5-11

The LORD Reigns

The LORD Reigns

Psalms 93, 97 and 99 all begin with the acclamation ”the LORD reigns.”   The following responsive reading draws attention to this Old Testament proclamation of praise.


P: The LORD reigns, he is robed in majesty; the LORD is robed in majesty and is armed with strength.  The world is firmly established; it cannot be moved.   (PS 93:1)

C: The LORD reigns; you are from all eternity.  (93:2)



P:  The LORD reigns, let the earth be glad; let the distant shores rejoice.   (Ps97:1)

C:  The LORD reigns.  For you, O LORD, are the Most High over all the earth;

       you are exalted far above all gods.  (Ps 97:9)



P: The LORD reigns, let the nations tremble; he sits enthroned between the cherubim, let the earth shake.   (Ps 99:1)

C:  The LORD reigns.  Exalt the LORD our God and worship at his holy mountain, for the LORD our God is holy.  (Ps 99:9)


I would follow this up with the singing of one of these worship songs to make a powerful worship moment:

1.  “Ancient of Days” by Gary Sadler & Jamie Harvill

2.  “Lord, Reign in Me” by Brenton Brown

3.  “He Reigns” by the Newsboys

4. “Come Thou Almighty King” by Charles Wesley

5.  “We Will Glorify” by Twila Paris

6. “Beautiful Savior” by Stuart Townend

7. “Amazing Grace” (My Chains are Gone) by John Newton & Chris Tomlin

8. “Awesome God” by Richie Mullins

Here’s a video of the Newsboys singing “He Reigns.”   I’ve never sung this in worship, it’s a bit too progressive for our tastes,  but I’m thinking of using it at a future teen event.

Scripture taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version, Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society.  Used by permission of International Bible Society

New Year’s Eve Worship Music

 New Year’s Eve Worship Music

One of our traditions is to have a New Year’s Eve worship service at 7:00PM.  It’s a great way to start the New Year.  As I consider music for this special service, one thing that has been on my mind is to find music with the word “will” in it, because I think its important to make a commitment, a resolution if you will, to our Lord on the Eve of a New Year.  One of the songs that I have in mind is “We Will Glorify” by Twila Paris.  Here’s the lyrics:


Verse 1

We will glorify the King of kings,

We will glorify the Lamb.

We will glorify the Lord of lords,

Who is the great I Am.


Verse 2

Lord Jehovah reigns in majesty,

We will bow before His throne.

We will worship Him in righteousness,

We will worship Him alone.


Verse 3

He is Lord of heaven Lord of earth,

He is Lord of all who live.

He is Lord above the universe,

All praise to Him we give.


Verse 4

Hallelujah to the King of kings,

Hallelujah to the Lamb.

Hallelujah to the Lord of lords,

Who is the great I Am.


CCLI Song No. 19038

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