LOW FIVE 11/12/17
This week's Low Five (more like Late Five am I right?!?), came to a halt when on Sunday I closed the page without saving what I had. So here I am, Monday starting from scratch. Believe me when I say it was the best post I've ever done. It saddens me that it will never see the light of screen.
96. Only Wanna Sing
This week is the week of upbeat, synth heavy songs. AKA my kryptonite. Except....I like this song. This one surprised me. Until recently, I had been leading worship for students the past year. I avoided Hillsong Young & Free at all costs. I blamed it on the lack of a full band most weeks, but really I just couldn't stand what I had heard.
Would I play this? Probably not, but it's probably their most listenable song I've heard. Maybe I had you wrong all along Young & Free.
97. Do What You Want To
Nooooooo, another happy, upbeat song!!! Okay, that's a little dramatic. This song is fine.
98. Faithful To The End
This is the only song on the list that I've actually played in a church service. I think it's a great song and it's a lot of fun to play. There are some chord changes going into the bridge that for some reason really tripped me up. Let's be honest, for the most part, worship songs can be pretty basic when it comes to the arrangement. "What's this one? 1, 4, 5? Perfect. Next one? Oh also 1, 4, 5, but I can put a capo on so I never put my hand in a different position? Perfect." The fact that this song tripped me up, really just motivated me to start practicing my guitar more than just preparing for the weekend's songs.
99. Grace Like A Wave
I'm a sucker for Elevation Worship. I was on board with this song, until about 38 seconds in. Another one for our upbeat, synth heavy, happy song list. Bleh, I hate happy songs. Okay, maybe hate is a strong word. They've also released an acoustic version of the song that I really like. Thanks Elevation! You can do no wrong.
100. My Lighthouse
Alright, I know the last time this song was on the list, I didn't have much to say about it. But I have to admit...it's starting to grow on me. Describing the meaning of the song, Gareth, the bandleader says,
"Jesus said, "I am the Light of the world," and throughout the centuries, the picture of the Church is that we are the light of the world. It's great to see that symbolism. That's what we were thinking about when we were working on the song, and we sing about failures and doubting, and knowing that God doesn't walk out on us, and that He's the peace in our troubled seas. No matter what we are going through, or are looking for God you can know that He's not going to let you drown in your circumstances. There are so many pictures of that in Scripture: Peter walking on the water and Jesus calming the storm. Those are powerful pictures and calming for us."