This series centers on relationships, on hope. and on life in the Spirit. Following are some suggestions for music for your worship service. These songs can be sung/led by a soloist online, or with a praise band, or simply played as an instrumental offering. Whichever way you may need to share the music for your congregation, we encourage you to think about the many ways that you can share in the music without singing in a confined room. There are many ways to embody a song without actually singing, and you are encouraged to be creative and, above all, err on the side of safety. For more ideas on how to share in the music without singing visit UMCDiscipleship.org or thehymnsociety.org/covid-19.
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost – More Than Conquerors
July 26, 2020 – Romans 8:26-39
Worship this week should be centered around prayer. Praise singing is really about prayer. It is about praying prayers of praise to the one who created us, the one who redeemed us, the one who sustains us. Let prayer be the center of worship today.
Songs that help center our prayers on God’s unfailing love are “You Never Let Go,” 258 in More Songs for Praise and Worship 5 (Waco, TX: Word Music, 2011). Click here to listen to “You Never Let Go” on YouTube. Consider pairing it with a more traditional hymn, such as “O Love that Wilt Not Let Me God” (UMH 480) for an effective worship set at the start of the service.
“Cry of My Heart,” 2165, The Faith We Sing, is another, more contemporary song that has gained popularity in recent years and lends itself to swaying and clapping very easily.