As the calendar turns to June, our choir begins its summer break. We will still sing on Sunday mornings in June, but will have no mid-week rehearsals in June or July. We always look forward to June, as each year the members of the worship ministry vote for their favorite songs we’ve done so far in the year, to be sung again on weeks when we have no rehearsals. This Sunday we had a guest worship leader, John Aaron Matthew. John Aaron is a local missionary, heading up the Baptist Collegiate Ministry at Tennessee Tech University.
We opened the service yesterday with a song by Phil Wickham called “You’re Beautiful”. Partially based on Psalm 19, this hymn focuses on the glory of God as seen in nature, and in the person and work of Jesus Christ (more about this hymn here). The song is recorded on Wickham’s album Cannons. The studio version is great for corporate worship, but for listening, I prefer this toned down cover by Sarah Reeves.
Our band and choir used this arrangement from Praisecharts.
Next we sang “Cornerstone” by Hillsong, which is a re-tuned version of the hymn “The Solid Rock” with a new chorus added. This song has been recorded on a number of albums, but our arrangement was based on the version recorded on Hillsong Live.
The chart we played is available here.
One Thing Remains
John Aaron then segued into “One Thing Remains,” a collaboratively written song from the great Passion songwriting team. Kristian Stanfill recorded the song on the Passion album White Flag. You can see him performing this song live here:
Once again, our charts came via Praisecharts.
Our version of this song was slightly different than the above recording. We used the Cliff Duren arrangement and orchestration available through Word Music.