FFH In Christ Alone

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  1. Robert Snow

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    I believe this song by FFH (Far From Home) is one of the best worship songs I have ever heard.

    Is anyone here familiar with it?
     
  2. queenbee

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    Yes, we frequently sing it in our church. Also, I have it on 2 versions of CD. It is a beautiful song with wonderful words. A number of artists have recorded it. My newsboys CD has a great version which I often sing along to on my way to work.
     
  3. rbell

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    are we talking about "In Christ Alone, my hope is found..."?

    There is a new breed of Christian songwriter (Stuart Townend comes to mind) writing very deep, powerful, and theologically sound music. Two songs that epitomize this are "In Christ Alone (My Hope Is Found)," and "How Deep the Father's Love For Us."
     
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    Here's a question that was posed to the writer of "In Christ Alone (My Hope is Found)"--SOURCE:

    S4W.com: What is the most common misunderstanding about worship you see in the current worship climate, and how have you tried to reshape it?
    Townend:

    I am concerned about our obsession with the "worship experience." Don't get me wrong. I am an advocate of the heartfelt, emotional expression of worship to God. I also absolutely believe in the activity of the Holy Spirit in our worship, revealing Christ afresh to us, stirring our hearts (making them "strangely warmed," as Wesley once put it) and inspiring spiritual gifts among us. The danger now is that we are so focused on the experience our worship can become self-seeking and self-serving. When all of our songs are about how we feel and what we need, we're missing the point. There is a wonderful, omnipotent God who deserves our highest praise, and how we feel about it is in many ways irrelevant! I want to encourage the expression of joy, passion and adoration, but I want those things to be the by-product of focusing on God - I don't want them to become the subject matter. I'm trying to write songs that refer to us as little as possible, and to Him as much as possible!

    very well said.
     

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