While we couldn't meet together during Lockdown, we were able to continue to worship together as a congregation by sharing a song each day.
Below are all the songs we shared with one another!
You can also access them as a playlist on Spotify.
(Click on the orange words to hear the song)
Christmas Day 2020: Here's one last Advent Song for Today: Saviour's Day by Rend Collective
Saturday 5th December:
Wednesday 23rd December: Anne has suggested Away in a Manger as a song for today - which ties in nicely with our devotional again!
Tuesday 22nd December: Trina has shared a link to a beautiful setting of the carol Angels from the Realms of Glory.
Monday 21st December: A song to match with our devotional - Light of the World by Lauren Daigle. This is another song we've enjoyed as a solo from Thea in the past. (If you didn't catch Thea singing again last night at our carol service you can still watch online!)
Saturday 19th December: our song for today is a favourite for Willie and is a take on a 'silent night' - While You were Sleeping by Casting Crowns
Friday 18th December: our song for today sings about the hope we read about in our Advent Devotional: Hope for Everyone by Matt Mayer
Thursday 17th December: for kids' choice Thursday we've got Colin Buchanan's "King of Christmas"
Wednesday 16th December: Today's song is 'Newborn King' by Paul Baloche
Tuesday 15th December: Our song for today is One Still Night by Sovereign Grace. You may remember Jenn and Elaine singing this as a duet!
Monday 14th December: Silent Night by Sixpence None the Richer, from the City on a Hill album. Esther says "this song always causes me to pause and reflect in the busyness of the Christmas season on Christ our Saviour born as a child. "
Saturday 12th December: Heather has chosen Fullness of Grace by Townend and Getty. It's a beautiful song that recalls parts of John 1 to draw attention to why Jesus came: not just to a stable but also to a cross, bringing hope and love and grace.
Friday 11th December: Arlene chose a song which links with the advent devotional for today: Now that I've held Him in my arms
Thursday 10th December: Our song today was chosen by Elijah and is a favourite with our kids clubs: Shepherd Dad by Slugs and Bugs
Wednesday 9th December: Thorns in the Straw by Graham Kendrick, sung by Jonathan Viera, suggeseted by Gillian
Tuesday 8th December: Somewhere in your Silent Night by Casting Crowns
Monday 7th December: The First Noel as sung by Shane and Shane was suggested by Angela
Today's song is new for 2020. O Come All You Unfaithful
by Sovereign Grace. "The video contains people who are processing the song, most of them for the first time, in light of their own experiences. A stillborn child. A strained marriage. Feelings of shame. Legalism. Loss. Loneliness. Or simply having a heart that weeps with those who weep. Their responses communicate even more clearly that Jesus wasn’t born for people who have it all together. He was born for those who have nothing."
Friday 4th December: Exult in the Saviour's Birth
by Matt Bowsell was chosen by Rod
Thursday 3rd December:
our song for today is In the Bleak Midwinter:
what do you bring to Him?
Wednesday 2nd December:
Brian and Rhoda enjoy singing Joy to the World!
Tuesday 1st December:
Trina - along with many others - says O Holy Night
is a favourite.
Wednesday 23rd September:
As we head back into some tighter lockdown restrictions, Kirsty has sent us a beautiful reminder of why we should keep singing (though this one's a poem!): I sing alone
by Robyn Trainer
Tuesday 25th August:
Another virtual choir song by Aberdeen musicians and singers, shared by Lois J: Amazing Grace
Tuesday 18th August:
Angus S says: "Listening to City Alight's ‘Shepherd’
brings to mind the beauty of our recent Sunday evening study of Psalm 23 and lifts our hearts in praise to our God"
Friday 31st July:
Hazel T’s song choice is Make Me a Channel of Your Peace
- it's a reminder of the positive impact we can have on those around us with God's guidance.
Thursday 30th July (Kids' Choice Thursday)
: We’ve not had any new suggestions in from the children so we’ve chosen Awesome Cutlery's “We are the Church”
for them - as a wee trailer for our special “What is Church?” service coming up on 9th August
Wednesday 29th July:
Anne P-R has chosen And Can it Be?
by Charles Wesley
Tuesday 28th July:
Kwame and Hannah have chosen"He giveth more grace
" by the Living Stones Quartet - A wonderful reminder that we will never have to walk alone amidst any trials or tribulations we face in life. When our burdens increase, God will give us strength, grace and peace. He will lead us through.
Monday 27th July:
Miki has chosen “Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord
”. "I learnt this song years ago at Keswick - I'm looking forward to join the online Keswick this week and to study the Psalms with Christopher Ash."
Saturday 18th July:
Russell G chose One Thing Remains
Friday 17th July:
Gillian M has chosen There is Power in the Blood
Thursday 16th July (Kids' Choice Thursday)
: Nathaniel P says the tune for the chorus of Be Kind To Yourself
by Andrew Peterson gets stuck in his head
Wednesday 15th July
: Kieran P suggested Living Hope
by Phil Wickham
Tuesday 14th July
: Alex P has suggested The Celtic Blessing
Monday 13th July:
Mark T has chosen Greater than it all
Saturday 11th July:
Andrew C: Count your many blessings
– Be positive in these unusual times.
Friday 10th July:
Angus S : My Dwelling Place
(Live from Sing! 2018 Feat. Phil Keaggy) - Keith & Kristyn Getty
Thursday 9th July (Kids' Choice Thursday):
Seth T has chosen This Little Light of Mine
Wednesday 8th July:
Anfinn A says The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power
by Andrae Crouch is one of his favourites
Tuesday 7th July:
Sally P : No Other Name
Monday 6th July:
Russell G: The Battle belongs to the Lord
- a great reminder of who has the final Victory
Saturday 4th July:
Jim R has chosen 10,000 Reasons(Bless the Lord)
Friday 3rd July:
Duncan R chose Behold the Lord
Thursday 2nd July (Kids' Choice Thursday):
For our 100th Song, Rebecca P has chosen "Who You Say I Am
" by Hillsong. Her favourite bit is when it says "I'm a child of God"
Wednesday 1st July:
Russell G loves the words and harmonies in Over All the Earth
Tuesday 30th June:
Philip G has chosen Made by Mercy
sung by Joy Boyd.
Monday 29th June:
Mark S says Lord I come before your throne of Grace
has great words and a great tune!
Saturday 27th June:
Andrew Ch has chosen O Happy Day, That Fixed My Choice
Friday 26th June
: Becksy has chosen “Turn your eyes
” by Sovereign Grace Music.
Thursday 25th June: (Kids' Choice Thursday)
Ezra A chose Hallelu, hallelu, praise ye the Lord.
Wednesday 24th June:
Sarah E has chosen All I know
by Ian White
Tuesday 23rd June:
Gillian M has chosen“Tell me the story of Jesus. Write on my heart every word”.
Monday 22nd June:
Anne P-R has chosen Who am I?
by Casting Crowns
Saturday 20th June:
David E chose Psalm 24 (St George’s Edinburgh)
Friday 19th June:
Tobi W has chosen Glorious Day (Living He loved me)
, by Casting Crowns.
Thursday 18th June (Kids’ Choice Thursday):
Samuel B chose God makes Messy Things Beautiful
by Slugs and Bugs
Wednesday 17th June:
an uplifting a cappella choice from Russell G today: Let it Rise
by Praise and Harmony Singers
Tuesday 16th June:
From Trina B: Dara Maclean ‘Blameless’
Monday 15th June:
Jim R has chosen All things bright and beautiful
Saturday 13th June:
Helen G has chosen “Thy Kingdom Come”
by Pete James.
Friday 12th June:
Tito D has chosen I don't Have Much
by Mission House
Thursday 11th June (Kids’ Choice Thursday):
Ariadne H chose Do You Not Know
? By Slugs and Bugs
Wednesday 10th June:
Katharine R chose Oh come to the altar
(acoustic version) - Elevation Worship.
Tuesday 9th June:
John C chose Beautiful Lord, Wonderful Saviour (Divine Hymns).
Monday 8th June:
Andrew C chose Til the Storm Passes By
- Reasssuring words in times like these.
Saturday 6th June: Len Magee's Only a prayer away
was chosen by Philip G
Friday 5th June:
Margaret C has chosen "My Troubled Soul (Praise the Mighty Name of Jesus)
Thursday 4th (Kids' Choice Thursday):
Freddie P likes Our God is a Great Big God
because the clapping bit is wild and exciting!
Wednesday 3rd June
: Dianne K has chosen "The Prayer"
by Andrea Bocelli.
Tuesday 2nd June:
Mark Bu has chosen Jesus Is
by Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir.
Monday 1st June:
Trish S has chosen Consider the Stars
, from A Task Unfinished by Keith and Kirsten Getty.
Saturday 30th May:
Lois J has shared a song performed by local singers and musicans - look out for some familar names! Ancient Words
Friday 29th May:
Frances R has chosen Rescuer (Good News)
by the Rend Collective.
Thursday 28th May (Kids Choice Thursday):
Benjamin B chose the "silly song," God made Everything
by Awesome Cutlery
Wednesday 27th May
: Kirsty has sent us a song: Walking Miracles
Tuesday 26th May: Is He Worthy by Andrew Peterson,
was chosen by Iain H
Monday 25th May:
Rod P has chosen Matt Papa's "My Saviour's Love
Saturday 23rd May: City Alight's Ancient of Days
by Jonny Robins, chosen by John C.
Friday 22nd May:
Jane S has chosen The Lord’s Prayer.
"Sung by Jim McNulty and accompanied by his wife Margaret Findlay on piano.
Thursday 21st May (Kids Choice Thursday):
Rebecca P has chosen Death was Arrested
by North Point InsideOut
Wednesday 20th May:
Angus S has chosen My worth is not in what I own
by Keith and Kirsten Getty
Tuesday 19th May:
Beth M’s song choice is: Psalm 23 [I Am Not Alone]
~ People & Songs.
Monday 18th May:
Beryl M has chosen Loved with Everlasting Love,
Grace Community Church Version.
Friday 15th May: 'Give Thanks To God' - Allan McKinlay,
Scottish Worship. Chosen by Ian M
Thursday 14th May (Kids Choice Thursday):
Elijah H has chosen Joy Remix (Rend collective)
Wednesday 13th May:
Today's choice is from Hannah Osei-Bonsu: "Your will be done" by CityAlight
Tuesday 12th May:
Julia P has chosen ‘No one but you Lord’ by Andy Park
Monday 11th May: His eye is on the sparrow
was chosen by Willie H.
Saturday 9th May:
Caroline H has chosen Third Day’s “Your Love Oh Lord”
Friday 8th May: Count Your Blessing
by Gracie Fields (This choice came in with no name!)
Thursday 7th May (Kids Choice Thursday):
Matthew E’s favourite song is “God is Love”
by Nick and Becky Drake, because God is love!
Wednesday 6th May: God on the Mountain
by Lynda Randle was chosen by Naomi S
Tuesday 5th May:
Kieran P’s song choice is “I could sing of your love forever”
Monday 4th May: Great are you Lord - Casting Crowns
is the song of the day choice for Iain and Mairi H.
Sunday 3rd May:
Sheena H chose You Are My All in All.
Saturday 2nd May:
Catherine J chose Lauren Daigle's Trust in You.
Friday 1st May: Father I Place into Your Hands
was chosen by Phil G.
Thursday 30th April (Kids Choice Thursday)
Nathaniel P has chosen Eternal Life (John 3:16)
by Seeds Family Worship
Wednesday 29th April: Hillsong Worship’s “Mighty to Save” was chosen by Emily W.
Tuesday 28th April:
This version of Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus
was chosen by Thea B
Monday 27th April:
Jonathan G has chosen God of this City
by Chris Tomlin
Sunday 26th April:
Isobel A has chosen Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah
Saturday 25th April:
Jenn A has chosen Worthy of All Praise by Oslo Gospel Choir.
Friday 24th April: "The Lord’s my Shepherd" (Stuart Townend)
– Priscilla R.
Thursday 23rd April (Kids Choice Thursday)
Ruby A has chosen All Through History
because it has lots of Bible stories in it
Wednesday 22nd April:
Florence A has chosen 'Alleluia, Alleluia, Give Thanks to the Risen Lord' by Mark G.
Tuesday 21st April: "He will hold me fast"
by the Gettys was chosen by Esther R
and Elaine W
Monday 20th April: Good Good Father
by Chris Tomlin was chosen by Angie M.
Sunday 19th April: “Yes Finished, the Messiah Dies”
by Wesley/Idle/Kelly. was chosen by Heather P.
Saturday 18th April:
Mark & Lisa B love the song by Matt Maher ‘Lord I need you’.
Friday 17th April: “Oh Church Arise”
by Keith and Kristyn Getty was chosen by Kirsten-Joy T.
Thursday 16th April (Kids Choice Thursday)
Baby Sam E has smiled at the song “Good Morning” by Phil Joel
since he was 5 weeks old
Wednesday 15th April: There is a Higher Throne
chosen by Georgia C
Tuesday 14th April:
Tabitha S has sent a song request to encourage us all from the Netherlands! Jesus Victorious by Mozaiek Worship
Monday 13th April: Resurrection Power
by Chris Tomlin was chosen by Ashleigh R
Easter Sunday 12th April: See What A Morning
by Stuart Townend was chosen by Russell G.
Saturday 11th April: “Christ Our Hope In Life and Death”
(Keith & Kristyn Getty, Matt Papa.) was chosen by Katy M
Good Friday 10th April: This the Power of the Cross (Oh to see the dawn)
was chosen by Anne P-R
Thursday 9th April: (Kids Choice Thursday) I’ve got the Joy Joy Joy Joy down in my heart
was chosen by Elise S.
Wednesday 8th April: Living Waters
by Keith and Kristyn Getty was chosen by Arlene M
Tuesday 7th April:
Emma H's choice today:- Everlasting God (Chris Tomlin)
Monday 6th April: It is well with my soul
.was chosen by Emma C.
Sunday 5th April:
Lilian W chose Great is Thy Faithfulness
Saturday 4th April:
Gillian M and Margaret C chose “There is a hope that burns within my heart
”, by Stuart Townend.
Friday 3rd April:
Claudette F has chosen Amy Grant’s “Angels”
Thursday 2nd April: (Kids Choice Thursday) This is Amazing Grace
by Phil Wickham is Isaac H's favourite!
Wednesday 1st April:
The inspiration for A Song For Today: Remember Me
by Andrew Peterson
Tuesday 31st March:
Annick S chose “Sing Hosanna”
Monday 30th March:
The Choir – “Beautiful Scandalous Night”
Chosen by Mark H.
Sunday 29th March:
A favourite hymn for Jean A is How Great Thou Art.
Saturday 28th March:
Mark T chose"When the roll is called up yonder"
Friday 27th March: Through it all
by Andrae Crouch was chosen by Evelyn M
Thursday 26th March: (Kids Choice Thursday) My Lighthouse by Rend Collective
was chosen by Molly P.
Wednesday 25th March: Blessed Be Your Name
by Matt Redman, chosen by John C
Tuesday 24th March: Peace, Perfect Peace…
chosen by Matt J
Monday 23rd March: “I am Redeemed”
by Big Daddy Weave
was chosen by Trina B
Sunday 22nd March: What a Friend We Have in Jesus
is a favourite for Charlie L, for Clare T and for Helen M
Saturday 21st March
: Rufina R’s chose "A Mighty Fortress is Our God" (this version by Matt Boswell)
Friday 20th March
: Chris Tomlin’s
“Give thanks to the Lord, our God and King, His love endures forever
” was chosen by Kevin B.
Thursday 19th March
: (Kids Choice Thursday)
Lydia E's favourite song is "Great Big God."
Wednesday 18th March:
"These are the days of Elijah"
by Robin Mark
Tuesday 17th March: "Morning has Broken"
chosen by Anne W.
Monday 16th March 2020: "Yet Not I"
by City Alight.
Chosen by Rhoda P
Sunday 15th March 2020: "The Dark before the Dawn"
by Andrew Peterson.
When we gather as a church, to sing together as instructed in Psalm 95: "O Come let us sing to the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into His presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to Him with songs of praise,"
we're not merely singing to God, we're singing to one another. We cannot rise above the difficulties we face until we turn our hearts to Jesus and we can encourage each other to do this through song.
Here's a blog on congregational singing by Keith Getty - why-congregational-singing-matters-today-more-than-ever