I’m proud to announce that our youth band has released its 4th album, “Grace Abounds” this last week. For those of you who are not familiar with FaceDown, they have been our band and are led by Paul Hoover. Paul is the Worship Director at our church and my former roommate in college. The band is manned by other people on our staff, and most of the songs are written by Paul.
There are three songs on the CD that you may be familiar with, including “How Great is Our God” written by Chris Tomlin and “Blessed Be Your Name” written by Matt Redman. The later song is partially taken from the book of Job, where Job rejoices in the Lord, whether he gives or takes away. The third song is one from Sovereign Grace Ministries called “Grace Unmeasured”. This is probably my favorite one. This rejoices in the grace of God that brings us to salvation, leads us through life, and delivers us to Heaven, where we’ll see His face and never cease to thank him for his grace. Amazing song!
The songs written by Paul are the following: “Sacrifice”, about living as a sacrifice to God; “Enraptured”, which speaks about living in way that is enraptured with who God is (If every breath I take is a privilege, I’ve wasted many sighs throughout my life, I need to have a hope to convince me, Enrapture me with all your beauty) good song; Other songs include “No Other Name”, “Love One Another”, and “Grace Abounds”. My other favorite is “Shall I Attempt to Speak”. Here are the lyrics:
“You make the clouds a garment for the sea,
And by your voice, command the dawn its place.
You store the snow and hail that is to be
Inside your treasuries’ infinite space.
What can I reply?
My hand I lay
Upon my lips, shall I attempt to speak?
You have begotten drops of dew and rain
The constellations in their season guide
You gave the horse his might, his neck a mane
You bid the hawk to soar both far and wide
who has given, Lord, you should repay?
For you alone are mighty, i am weak.”
This cd has a great mix of upbeat music with softer songs mixed in. Paul is a great songwriter and we have greatly benefited from the gift that God has given to him. I would greatly recommend the cd to you. We’re selling them for $10, and I’ll be sending a package back to NH for people to buy them there. Let me know if you’d like a copy!