Songs in the Night: Song #8: “Sing Praise to God who Reigns Above”

Dear family and friends, “Sing Praise to God who Reigns Above” is one of the first hymns in John MacArthur’s Hymns of Grace. I found the old melody very hard to sing, so we have set these majestic lyrics to a simpler melody. This song is a bold, buffalo-roaming reminder to sing praise. Christ diedContinue reading “Songs in the Night: Song #8: “Sing Praise to God who Reigns Above””

Songs in the Night: Song #7: “Himself”

Dear family and friends, This song is a favorite for me and Kiara. The melody was written with our pastor Jeff in mind, because he likes “peppy songs.” We look forward to being back in church, where we can sing this with the guitar strumming and the cajon pressing us onward! The lyrics are byContinue reading “Songs in the Night: Song #7: “Himself””

Songs in the Night: Song #6: Doubly Good To You – by Rich Mullins

Dear family and friends, For our sixth “COVID SONG,” Kiara recorded Rich Mullins’ “Doubly Good To You.” This is such a wonderful song of love that Rich recorded for the marriage he never had. He then let Amy Grant record it instead. Kiara and I especially like how the lyrics echo Isaiah 40:2: “Speak comfortContinue reading “Songs in the Night: Song #6: Doubly Good To You – by Rich Mullins”

Songs in the Night: Song #5: Complete in Him

Dear friends and family, This song just makes me weep for joy. Kiara wrote it while sequestered at home, and I was floored to hear her song-writing skills put on display for the glory of Christ in this melody. It is complex and simple at the same time. It is full of glory and graceContinue reading “Songs in the Night: Song #5: Complete in Him”

Songs in the Night: Song #4: Psalm 24

Dear friends and family, Here is our fourth song from this season of seclusion and waiting. These lyrics were written by my friend Rory St. John up in Canada. They pull from Psalm 24, and we added a chorus about Jesus arisen and ascended into heaven. We originally wrote this song months ago with ourContinue reading “Songs in the Night: Song #4: Psalm 24”

Songs in the Night: SONG #3

Dear family and friends, Here is the third song Kiara and I have been working on. Listen as David cries out to God in this heart-breaking dirge! He’s crying out for salvation. He’s crying out for someone to hear his prayers! Do you want someone to hear your prayers? Jesus is the only one whoContinue reading “Songs in the Night: SONG #3”

Songs in the Night: Singing in the Midst of COVID-19: Song #2

Dear family and friends, While we pray that scientists will find a vaccine for COVID-19, we know that the ills of our world will persist even after the virus goes away. The only cure for sin is in Jesus Christ, who is the triumphant, resurrected King over life and death! We invite you to putContinue reading “Songs in the Night: Singing in the Midst of COVID-19: Song #2”

Songs in the Night: Singing in the midst of COVID-19, SONG #1

“Where is God my Maker, who gives songs in the night…?” –Job 35:10 “The LORD will command His lovingkindness in the daytime, And in the night His song shall be with me — a prayer to the God of my life.” –Psalm 42:8 Dear family and friends, My fiancee, Kiara, and I got engaged right before COVID-19 hit. EngagedContinue reading “Songs in the Night: Singing in the midst of COVID-19, SONG #1”