I see a trend in churches across the country of bringing the generations together in worship rather than dividing our congregations by age and style preferences. Some songs rise to the top as songs that resonate with all generations. Two songs that I have seen this year become favorites of many congregations are He Will Hold Me Fast and Living Hope.
He Will Hold Me Fast
This song, written by Matt Merker and made popular by Keith & Kristyn Getty, speaks of God’s guidance, care, encouragement and hope in our lives. If you have a great violinist, I encourage you to include the extended introduction and use that as a time to place Scripture passages on screen or other guidance to help people place their burdens on God.
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This song was written by Phil Wickham and Brian Johnson, and it proclaims the gospel in a powerful way. Running through the song are themes of mercy, grace, redemption and salvation. This is truly a great modern hymn with rich lyrics.
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What newer songs are working in your intergenerational congregations?
Add your comments below to share your thoughts on great new songs for intergenerational worship. I will compile a listing in a future blog post.