Bathroom Liturgies & Morning Anthems: Easter 2015
Following on from February’s collection, ‘bathroom liturgies’ is just a phrase I’ve ending up using to describe the tunes I listen to in my ‘morning routine’. Here are a handful that I’m enjoying listening to over the Easter period, helping to get my fickle heart rejoicing in the wonder of Jesus’ resurrection.
1. Jesus Lives (Sovereign Grace Music)
This song captures that sense of reality, clinging onto the triumph of Jesus’ resurrection, knowing it means so much, and yet knowing we still await our own resurrection.
2. Christ is Risen (Matt Maher)
A rousing anthem from Matt Maher, building up into the extremely catchy refrain taken from 1 Corinthians 15: “oh, death, where is your sting…”
3. The Same Power (Worship Central)
I remember when someone first showed me from Ephesians 1-3 that Jesus’ resurrection means that Christians are now raised too, as we’re ‘in Christ’ through faith. This song picks up the idea of that ‘same power’ being at work in us.
4. Christ the Lord is Risen Today (Page CXVI)
Pleasant contemporary reworking of the Charles Wesley hymn.
5. Christ is Risen, He is Risen Indeed (Keith & Kristyn Getty)
I love the way the Gettys capture the implications of the resurrection:
Once bound by fear now bold in faith, they preached the truth and power of grace. And pouring out their lives they gained life, life everlasting.
What about you? What’s your favourite resurrection-focused track for singing its reality into your heart?