WedWorship – Hope Has a Name

Sunday morning, as I made breakfast for my family before church, River Valley Worship’s “Hope Has a Name” began playing, and I realized I really love this song and it deserved to be shared with ya’ll.

The lyrics are simple, but so powerful and I can’t help but be filled with hope and joy as I sing (and shout) “Hope has a name, His name is Jesus” and “My Savior’s cross has set this sinner free!”

There is a song, I know it well
A melody that’s never failed
On mountains high, in valleys low
My soul will rest, my confidence, in You alone
Chorus: Hope has a name, His name is Jesus
My Savior’s cross has set this sinner free
Hope has a name, His name is Jesus
Oh, Christ be praised, I have victory
There is a light, salvation’s flame
Christ undefeated, trampled the grave
See now the cross, be lifted high
The light has come, the light has won, behold the Christ

Chorus
There’ll be a day my hope complete
Now home in glory, Your face I’ll see
My pain no more, my fear will cease
I bow my life, I fix my eyes, on Christ my King
I bow my life, I fix my eyes, on Christ my King
Chorus

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WedWorship – Until My Voice is Gone

Today’s worship is “Until My Voice is Gone” by Travis Ryan. Every time I hear this song I can’t help but raise my hands in praise. I like it because it describes why we praise Him, and how even when we’re struggling and feeling weak, He’s still God and deserving of our praise and thanksgiving.

Check out the song for yourself below!

No other King commands our full attention
No other name’s above all other names
No other throne rules over every nation
No other God deserves our highest praise

No other death could buy our sweet redemption
No other blood could wash away our shame
No other cross could lead to resurrection
No other God deserves our highest praise

Chorus: So I raise my hands until my strength has faded
Stand in honor ‘til my knees give way
I will lift my voice and shout a grateful song
I will sing, O I will sing until my voice is gone

No other hope can make our hearts courageous
No other peace can make us stand up brave
No other Love has earned our full affection
No other God deserves our highest praise

Bridge: So when we’ve exhausted every single way
With our bodies weak and with our voices strained
You are still the song in us that never ends
We can’t help but stand and start it all again

Music & Lyrics

I’ve been debating the best way to use this page. Lately, I’ve been listening to a ton of worship music and finding some great songs, that really aren’t all that popular. I think it’s because we just get in a rut, and stick with artists that we’re familiar with.

So, that’s what we’re going to do here!

Each week I’ll share with you a new worship song that I’m enjoying. I’ll tell you why, I’ll share some lyrics, and the YouTube video (if there is one). And you get to hear something new (hopefully), or perhaps uncover something you heard a long time ago and have simply forgotten. So check back next Wednesday, for a new installment of Wednesday’s Worship.

Wedding Day

I’ve had this song in my head all afternoon, and felt I needed to share it with you all today.

Wedding Day

[Verse 1:]

There’s a stirring in the throne room

And all creation holds it’s breath

Waiting now to see the bride groom

Wondering how the bride will dress

And she wears white

And she knows that she’s undeserving

She bears the shame of history

But this worn and weary maiden

Is not the bride that he sees

And she wears white, head to toe

But only he could make it so

[Chorus:]

When someone dries your tears

When someone wins your heart

And says your beautiful

When you don’t know you are

And all you’ve longed to see

Is written on his face

When love has come and finally set you free

On that wedding day

On that wedding day

[Verse 2:]

She has danced in golden castles

And she has crawled through beggar’s dust

But today she stands before him

And she wears his righteousness

And she will be who he adores

This is what he made her for

[Chorus]

[Bridge:]

When the hand that bears the only scars

And heaven touch her face

And the last tears she’ll ever cry

Are finally wiped away

And the clouds roll back as he takes her hand

And walks her through the gates

Forever we will reign

[Chorus]

As you can read in the following verses, the Bible often refers to us as the bride of Christ.

    • I am overwhelmed with joy in the LORD my God! For he has dressed me with the clothing of salvation and draped me in a robe of righteousness. I am like a bridegroom in his wedding suit or a bride with her jewels. (Isaiah 61:10)
    • Never again will you be called “The Forsaken City” or “The Desolate Land.” Your new name will be “The City of God’s Delight” and “The Bride of God,” for the LORD delights in you and will claim you as his bride. Your children will commit themselves to you, O Jerusalem, just as a young man commits himself to his bride. Then God will rejoice over you as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride. (Isaiah 62:4-5)
    • It is the bridegroom who marries the bride, and the best man is simply glad to stand with him and hear his vows. Therefore, I am filled with joy at his success. (John 3:29)
    • For I am jealous for you with the jealousy of God himself. I promised you as a pure bride to one husband—Christ. (2 Corinthians 11:2)
    • Let us be glad and rejoice, and let us give honor to him. For the time has come for the wedding feast of the Lamb, and his bride has prepared herself. (Revelations 19:7)

I love this song, because it really does a great job at expressing our relationship to God. It describes how we’re so dirty and undeserving, but how He covers all that up with His righteousness. It describes how we’re worn and weary and yet we’re beautiful in His sight. And it describes how we’re able to wear white–meaning we’re clean & spotless–because His blood makes it so. He created us with a purpose and desires intimacy with us!  And this song depicts His love for us in such vivid terms that it can’t help but show my own love and adoration in return. Thank You, Lord!!