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Andy MineoMusic News:

  • Uncomfortable. I’m excited about Andy Mineo’s new album Uncomfortable which drops today!  Been listening to the title track and “Hear My Heart” a lot. Review to follow in a few weeks.
  • No One Like Our God. Here’s an acoustic version of Matt Redman’s song “No One Like Our God”.
  • Be Me. Here’s the new song “Be Me” from Tedashii.

Song of the Week

The Power of a Great Affection by Andrew Peterson

This week’s song is from Andrew Peterson’s upcoming album The Burning Edge of Dawn, which will be released October 9. You can download this wonderful song when you pre-order the album from Andrew.

Andrew wrote the lyrics and co-wrote the music with Gabe Scott. He writes that the song “is the closest thing I’ve written to a corporate worship song in a long time, and tells a little of the story of my life with Jesus. I read somewhere that about 100 years ago, when someone became a Christian they often said, “I’ve been seized by the power of a great affection.” That’s a beautiful sentence if ever there was one. That affection seized me and has never let go.”

John 9:25, Colossians 1:24-27, Matthew 6:14, Psalm 24:9

I cannot explain the ways of love
Life cannot explain the grace of kindness
There’s no reason that can satisfy enough
The healing of this blindness

I’ve been seized by the power of a great affection
I’ve been seized by the power of a great affection

And even in the days when I was young
There seemed to be a song beyond the silence
The feeling in my bones was much too strong
To just deny it, I can’t deny this

I’ve been seized by the power of a great affection
Seized by the power of a great affection

This is now the theme of my song
And now I must forgive as I’m forgiven
And even when the shadows are long
“I will sing about the Son who’s risen.”
And his kingdom has no end
His kingdom has no end

I praise him for the fields of green and gold
I praise him for the roar of many waters
I praise him that the secret things of old
Are now revealed to sons and daughters

I’ve been seized by the power of a great affection
I’ve been seized by the power of a great affection

So Father, I will give you thanks and praise
The Son has opened wide the gate of glory
He declared your mighty love and gave us grace
And I will tell his story, it is my story

come thou fount

Author: Bill Pence

I’m Bill Pence – married to my best friend Tammy, a graduate of Covenant Seminary, St. Louis Cardinals fan, formerly a manager at a Fortune 50 organization, and in leadership at my local church. I am a life-long learner and have a passion to help people develop, and to use their strengths to their fullest potential. I am an INTJ on Myers-Briggs, 3 on the Enneagram, my top five Strengthsfinder themes are: Belief, Responsibility, Learner, Harmony, and Achiever, and my two StandOut strength roles are Creator and Equalizer. My favorite book is the Bible, with Romans my favorite book of the Bible, and Colossians 3:23 and 2 Corinthians 5:21 being my favorite verses. Some of my other favorite books are The Holiness of God and Chosen by God by R.C. Sproul, and Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper. I enjoy music in a variety of genres, including modern hymns, Christian hip-hop and classic rock. My book Called to Lead: Living and Leading for Jesus in the Workplace and Tammy’s book Study, Savor and Share Scripture: Becoming What We Behold are available in paperback and Kindle editions on Amazon.

4 thoughts on “MUSIC REVIEWS and NEWS

  1. Love this song, and I was looking for the lyrics. Thanks for posting them. One small possible correction, though. I think it might be “I will sing about the Son who’s risen.” Also… GO CARDINALS!!

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