Episode 51 – Song v Song: Review of “Rest on Us” by Maverick City and “O Creative One” by Providence

Psalm

Psalm 51

What We’re Listening To

What are we listening to

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Bryan

Grant

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Why do song vs. song?

Song vs. Song

Rest on Us

Song by Maverick City Music and UPPERROOM

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(When reading through this song, I’m going to skip the “spontaneous” sections, since I assume they were not as diligently/intentionally written as the rest of the song, but we can talk about them on that back end)

Verse 1
[As the Spirit was moving over the waters / Spirit, come move over us / [Come rest on us] x2] x2

Chorus
[So come down / Spirit, when You move You make my heart pound / When You fill the room
You're here and I know You are moving / I'm here and I know You will fill me] x2

Spontaneous 1
Hey / [Come fill us up] x3

[Verse 1]

Verse 2
[Fire and wind, come and do it again / Open up the gates, let Heaven on in / [Come rest on us] x2] x2

[Chorus]

Spontaneous 2
Won't You fill me afresh? / Fill me afresh

Bridge
[Holy Spirit, come rest on us / [You're all we want] x2] x6

[Chorus x2]

Spontaneous 3
'Cause You love to meet us here / [Baptize us afresh tonight] x2

O Creative One

Song by Providence Providence Church – Austin

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Verse 1
O Spirit of God, come guide / Awaken us to behold the Christ
Direct our affections / And hopes to the heavens / O Spirit, guide
O Spirit of God, come breathe / Reveal the truth, your wisdom speak
Revive and refresh us / By your word and your presence / O Spirit, breathe

Chorus
Come with your light and your truth / Come sanctify, and renew
O Creative One / Renovate our hearts

Verse 2
O Spirit of God, come fill / Enable us to do Your will
To love justice and mercy / And walk with you humbly / O Spirit, fill
To love one another / To worship none other / O Spirit, fill

[Chorus]

Bridge/Tag
[Glory to you, our Counselor / Glory to you, our Comforter
Renovate us, Consecrate us / In your power and love] x2

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Check out the Questions for Christian Music Discernment

Their ability to do good works is not at all of themselves, but wholly from the Spirit of Christ. And that they may be enabled thereunto, besides the graces they have already received, there is required an actual influence of the same Holy Spirit to work in them to will and to do of his good pleasure; yet are they not hereupon to grow negligent, as if they were not bound to perform any duty unless upon a special motion of the Spirit; but they ought to be diligent in stirring up the grace of God that is in them.

Link: https://beta.relight.app/resource/WCF.16.3 

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

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