Because He Lives

Why do we sing the songs we sing in worship?  What makes them appropriate?  Are worship pastors purposeful in the songs we select or guilty of picking their favorites or the songs most requested by others? The only true “series” I keep with on this blog is the “Why do we sing that?” series.  IContinue reading “Because He Lives”

Holy

by Matt Redman, Jason Ingram, Jonas Myrin Verse 1 What heart could hold the weight of Your love And know the heights of Your great worth What eyes could look on Your glorious face Shining like the sun (REPEAT) Chorus 1 You are holy holy holy God most high and God most worthy You areContinue reading “Holy”

From The Inside Out

From The Inside Out by Joel Houston Verse 1 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 Verse 2 Your will above all else My purpose remainsContinue reading “From The Inside Out”

Here and Now

Here And Now (song) written by Brenton Brown and Paul Baloche Chorus 1 Here and now here in this moment Here and now I turn to You All that my searching heart has longed for Can be found ‘Cause You’re in this moment here and now Verse 1 What majesty what mystery the God ofContinue reading “Here and Now”

Before the Throne of God Above

Before The Throne of God Above by Charitie Lees Bancroft Before the throne of God above I have a strong and perfect plea. A great high priest whose name is Love Who ever lives and pleads for me. My name is graven on His hands, My name is written on His heart. I know thatContinue reading “Before the Throne of God Above”

What a Friend We Have In Jesus

What A Friend We Have In Jesus by Joseph M. Scriven What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear! What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer! O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear, All because we do not carry everything toContinue reading “What a Friend We Have In Jesus”

Let My Words Be Few

Let My Words Be Few by Matt and Beth Redman You are God in heaven and here am I on earth So I’ll let my words be few Jesus I am so in love with You And I’ll stand in awe of You yes I’ll stand in awe of You and I’ll let my wordsContinue reading “Let My Words Be Few”

O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing

In the past I haven’t blogged in series.  I have simply tried to get the one blog in per week as faithful as I can.  Well, I suppose it’s time for a change.  Introducing a new series for The Schoeneblog: Why Do We Sing That? In this series I will attempt to break down aContinue reading “O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing”

Gospel Theology in our Christmas Carols

We love singing all the Christmas carols this time of year.  It’s because we are so mindful of Christ birth. But the angel said to them, Do not be afraid.  I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.  Today in the town of David a Savior has beenContinue reading “Gospel Theology in our Christmas Carols”

The Music of Christmas

This past weekend the Choir and Drama teams presented our Christmas program.  What a fantastic job these wonderful people do each year!  I have such a privilege to work with singers and actors who love Christ and long to see Him lifted up. Notice I purposefully used the word presented rather than performed.  In today’sContinue reading “The Music of Christmas”