It’s Friday: “It is Finished” by Matt Redman

It’s Friday: “It is Finished” by Matt Redman

This was the new song last weekend, which we are likely to be singing again this weekend, it comes to us via Matt Redman.

I normally like to post a video with the lyrics, or the artist singing it, but neither are officially available, so we’ll go with the official audio video (below), the lyrics are:

[Verse 1]
Amplify Your anthem of grace within my soul
Let me hear the wonders of Your redeeming love
And let me hear those saving words
You spoke upon the cross

[Chorus 1]
It is finished, it is finished
Oh what else is there to say?
Shame is silenced, death defeated
Hallelujah, God be praised

[Verse 2]
No more condemnation, You had the final word
There’s nothing that can hold me, there’s nothing now to dread
Oh, I can hear those healing words
You cried upon the cross

[Chorus 1]
It is finished, it is finished
Oh what else is there to say?
Shame is silenced, death defeated
Hallelujah, God be praised
O it is finished, it is finished
Oh what else is there to say?
Shame is silenced, death defeated
Hallelujah, God be praised

[Bridge]
I hear a symphony of grace
Your song of mercy called my name
I stand in awe, I stand amazed
Hallelujah, God be praised
I hear a symphony of grace
Your song of mercy called my name
I stand in awe, I stand amazed
Hallelujah, God be praised
O God be praised

[Verse 3]
There’s no more condemnation
You had the final word
Yes, You had the final word

[Chorus 2]
It is finished, it is finished
Oh what else is there to say?
Shame is silenced, death defeated
Hallelujah, God be praised
O, it is finished, it is finished
Oh what else is there to say?
Shame is silenced, death is defeated
Hallelujah, God be praised
Shame is silenced, death is defeated
Hallelujah, God be praised
God be praised

It’s Friday: “Shadow Step” by Hillsong United

It’s Friday: “Shadow Step” by Hillsong United

Here’s a new song from Hillsong United that the band on Sunday morning are planning on singing.

Have a listen and let the words become familiar to you, then you can join straight in on Sunday morning.

The lyrics start quite small, but do get bigger as the song progresses:

It’s Friday: Bono and Eugene Peterson talk Psalms

It’s Friday: Bono and Eugene Peterson talk Psalms

Bono, the lead singer of U2, sits down with Eugene Peterson, the author of the popular Bible translation The Message, to talk about the Psalms.

“As a songwriter it’s very clear to me that Eugene Peterson is a poet as well as a scholar. He brings the musicality to God’s Word that I’m sure was always there.”
Bono, Grammy award-winning artist and lead singer of U2.

“Bono is singing to the very people I did this work for. I feel that we are allies in this. He is helping get me and the Message to the very people Jesus spent much of his time with.”
Eugene Peterson, beloved author, pastor, and writer of The Message.

The film is produced by Fuller Theological Seminary’s Fuller Studio.