Staying true to their Scottish background, the members of Celtic Worship have enriched their newest album with tradition. Titled Morningtide, this collection of music hails from traditional hymns. The unique twist comes in with their original songs sprinkled throughout the classic psalms.
The theme behind this album is beautifully intricate and I encourage you to read the album description on their profile for more details. They discuss the omnipresence of God with vivid imagery and relatable lyrics. The hope behind the music is to share the good news of Jesus's resurrection and what it means to us today. We dive into two new songs below.
NEW: "How Deep The Father Loves"
I will not boast in anything No gifts no power no wisdom But I will boast in Jesus Christ His death and resurrection
By myself, I have nothing to offer this world, just some sin, and a guilty conscience. But with Jesus, my worth is transformed. He has everything to offer, from healing to forgiveness to peace. He lights my path and leads me back to it no matter how often I stray away. Only because of His death and resurrection do I even have the opportunity to hear such a beautiful message.
I am not special alone; I am just another human, one of the similar billions on this Earth. It took the sacrifice of my Father to save me and it takes the presence of the Holy Spirit to remind me of my salvation every day. Oh, how deep the Father's love is that He would give up it all to see the hearts of His children turned back to Him. Forever He will be glorified, by all of creation.
NEW: "It is Well/ I Exalt Thee"
When peace like a river attendeth my way When sorrows like sea billows roll Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say It is well, it is well with my soul
Due to the slow pace of this song, I was given an amazing opportunity to slow down, take a deep breath and reflect on the lyrics. Written in traditional English, the contrast to our everyday language made the words stand out more. It's difficult for me to slow down during the day which means this melody pushed me out of my comfort zone. I'm grateful.
We all need a reason to take life a little slower. Half the time, the "hurry" we feel isn't actually rooted in real deadlines but rather in our ingrained belief in the worthiness of a "go go go" lifestyle. I'm going to tell you right now, a hurried lifestyle is worthy of neither your participation nor praise. Prioritize what actually needs to be done and just slow down while focusing on the rest. You will hear so much more of God speaking when you actually make time to listen.
Selena Schulz is NRT’s youngest staff contributor. She loves God, music, reading, and writing.
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