The Story Behind the Songs
Colossians 3:16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you
teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns,
and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.
MUSIC is an important part of our worship and praise to God. In order to have a great song, it not only has to be well written, well played, and well sung; but it has to have great lyrics! Common Bond endeavors, with each song they select to:
- the truth about who God is;
- the truth about His character;
- the truth about our need for Salvation
- the truth about who we are in Christ
- the truth about how we should live in relationship to Him
- the truth about our relationships with each other
Proverbs 18:10 - The name of the LORD is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.
Isaiah 41:10 - So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Psalm 95:1 - Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
Psalm 101:1 - I will sing of your love and justice; to you, LORD, I will sing praise.
1 John 4:7-9 - Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.
Isaiah 40:31 - but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Isaiah 43:2 - When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.
Joshua 1:9 - Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 - Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.
John 14:27 - Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
Psalm 119:50 - My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.
Psalm 135:3 - Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good; sing praise to his name, for that is pleasant.
Psalm 57:7 - My heart, O God, is steadfast, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music
Psalm 105:2 - Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts.
Ephesians 5:19 - Speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord,
Hebrews 2:12 - He says, “I will declare your name to my brothers and sisters; in the assembly I will sing your praises.”
Psalm 71:23 - My lips will shout for joy when I sing praise to you— I whom you have delivered.
Psalm 150:1-5 - Praise the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens. 2 Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness. 3 Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre, 4 praise him with timbrel and dancing, praise him with the strings and pipe, 5 praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals.
THE REST OF THE STORY...
In support of the goals listed above, we see value in selecting songs that have a personal message. Frequently as we are selecting new songs to record, a particular lyric pulls at our own heartstrings and brings to mind a particular situation or truth. We often share these from the stage so that you, too, have the opportunity to connect to the song. These ‘connections’ may be a catalyst to find strength, comfort, perspective, or even conviction.
For some of our personal ‘connections’ to the songs, click on the ‘STORIES’ tab and explore the story behind the song!