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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Vol. 1 – Shane and Shane
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I was introduced to the worship duo Shane and Shane (Shane Barnard and Shane Everett) at the 2018 Getty worship conference Sing! For the entire time that I have followed them, the duo has released projects covering hymns and modern worship songs. Their last album of original material was 2015’s Psalms Vol. 2. Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Vol. 1 is a welcome return to original material, and it’s one of my favorite releases of 2021 thus far. The thirteen modern hymns are consistently excellent. It was hard to pick my favorites.
The album’s title comes from Colossians 3:16:  Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

Here are a few brief comments about each song:

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  • More of this review and a review of Sing! Global (Live At The Getty Music Worship Conference) [Deluxe Edition] by Keith and Kristyn Getty and Friends
  • Music News
  • Song of the Week Lyrics

Psalm 42 (Loudest Praise) – This song was written by Shane Barnard and Bryan Fowler. The song, which starts slow and builds, features acoustic guitar, backing vocals, drums, bass and organ.
Key lyrics:
Come thou fount of living water
Tune my heart to bless Your Name
Streams of trouble never ceasing
Call for songs of loudest praise

My Portion – This song was written by Shane Barnard, Bryan Fowler and Grayson Kessenich. Our heart and flesh may fail, but Jesus is our portion. The song, which gently builds, features strings, piano, guitar, bass and backing vocals.
Key lyrics:
Yet no thought so precious
So full of joy to me
Is this Thou art my portion
And shalt forever be

Psalm 90 (Satisfy Us with Your Love) – This song was written by Shane Barnard. The song is a prayer, which builds powerfully, features piano, backing vocals, organ, guitar, bass, drums and a choir.
Key lyrics:
When the sun comes up, satisfy us
Before the day has passed us by
Before our hearts forget all Your goodness
Satisfy us with Your Love

Hallelujah, Christ Will Come Again – This song was written by Shane Barnard, Robbie Seay and James Tealy. The song features guitar, backing vocals, organ, drums, bass, and builds powerfully with a choir. The chorus uses the “Memorial Acclamation”.
Key lyrics:
Christ has died
Christ is risen
Hallelujah, Christ will come again

Psalm 8 (How Majestic Is Your Name) – This song was written by Shane Barnard. The song, which builds powerfully, features keys, piano, guitar, backing vocals, bass and a choir.
Key lyrics:
So we’ll sing of Your name
Live our lives for Your greatness, oh God
And Your glory and honor

Only There – This song was written by Shane Barnard, Bryan Fowler and Grayson Kessenich. The song, which builds powerfully, features keys, piano, backing vocals, guitar, bass, drums and choir.
Key lyrics:
Only there, only there
Love and mercy flow for me
Only there, only there
Can I find my rest in Thee

Song in the Night – This song was written by Shane Barnard and Adam Westlake. The song features bass, drums, keys, guitar and backing vocals.
Key lyrics:
I will cling to the lover of my soul
Letting go of the rudder in the storm
I will call on the name of the Lord
You’re my song in the night
Oh, Jesus Christ

Psalm 84 (I’m Home) – This song was written by Shane Barnard, Jimmy Needham and Bryan Fowler. The song, which builds powerfully, features keys, piano, backing vocals, guitar, bass, drums and a choir.
Key lyrics:
When I sit at Your table
I am right where I belong
In the doorway of my Father’s house
I’m home

How Awesome Is Your Love – This song was written by Shane Barnard and Grayson Kessenich. This joyful song features acoustic guitar, drums, bass and backing vocals.
Key lyrics:
Your love, Your love
How deep, oh, how wide
And oh, my soul is satisfied
Your love, Your love
Is better than life

Living Water – This upbeat song was written by Shane Barnard and Bryan Fowler. The song features drums, guitar, backing vocals and a choir. We can never have too much of God’s love.
Key lyrics:
Living water
Deep within me
Saturate my soul
Like a river
Break the levee
Let it overflow

Greatest Love I’ve Ever Known – This song was written by Shane Barnard and Bryan Fowler. The song features keys, bass, acoustic and electric guitar, drums, and backing vocals. The song samples Isaac Watts’ hymn “Alas, and Did My Savior Bleed”.
Key lyrics:
With open arms
Upon the cross
You paid it all
At the highest cost
You gave Your life
To save my soul
Oh Jesus, You’re the great love I’ve ever known

Steadfast Love – This song was written by Shane Bernard and Robbie Seay. The song features keys, acoustic guitar, backing vocals, bass, strings, drums and piano.
Key lyrics:
Your steadfast love never ceases
Your goodness God
Calling me to rest
Your mercy just when I need it
How great is Your faithfulness

Your Nearness – This song was written by Shane Barnard and Bryan Fowler. The song features acoustic and guitar, keys, bass, organ, drums and backing vocals. The song concludes with a nice instrumental section.
Key lyrics:
Your nearness
Oh, Your nearness
Is my good

Best songs
Psalm 42 (Loudest Praise)
Psalm 90 (Satisfy Us with Your Love)
Psalm 8 (How Majestic Is Your Name)
Only There
How Awesome is Your Love
Living Water
Steadfast Love

Watch the album release livestream from July 23, beginning at the 6:12 mark.


Sing! Global (Live At The Getty Music Worship Conference) [Deluxe Edition] – Keith and Kristyn Getty and Friends
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This new Deluxe Edition of the album from the 2020 Sing! Global Getty Music Conference includes five songs not on the original edition. You can read my review of the original release here.
Here are a few brief comments about the five new songs:
Yet Not I But Through Christ In Me – This song was written by Michael Farren, Jonny Robinson and Rich Thompson and performed by CityAlight. The song features piano, backing vocals, drums, guitar, bass, and a choir.
Key lyrics:
To this I hold, my hope is only Jesus
All the glory evermore to Him
When the race is complete, still my lips shall repeat:
Yet not I, but through Christ in me!

His Mercy is More – This song was written by Matt Boswell and Matt Papa, and performed by Keith and Kristyn Getty and the Getty Girls. The song features drums, bass, guitar, strings, backing vocals and a choir.
Key lyrics:
Praise the Lord!
His mercy is more.
Stronger than darkness; new every morn;
Our sins, they are many, His mercy is more.

There is Hope (There is Hope) – This beautiful song was written by Mark Edwards and Stuart Townend, and performed by Keith and Kristyn Getty. The song features violin, drums, bass, piano and a choir.
Key lyrics:
My highest calling and my deepest joy
To make His will my home

Revive Us Again – This song was written by William MacKay and John Husband and performed by Keith and Kristyn Getty and the Getty Girls. The song features piano, backing vocals, drums, violin, bass and a choir.
Key lyrics:
Hallelujah! Thine the glory.
Hallelujah! Amen.
Hallelujah! Thine the glory.
Revive us again.

Crown Him With Many Crowns – This song was written by Matthew Bridges and Godfrey Thring, and performed by Keith and Kristyn Getty. The song features violin, drums, piano, bass, and a choir.
Key lyrics:
Awake, my soul, and sing
Of him who died for thee,
And hail him as thy matchless king
Through all eternity.

Best songs
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Song of the Week: There is Hope (There is Hope) by Keith and Kristyn Getty
This week’s song of the week is “There is Hope (There is Hope)” by Keith and Kristyn Getty from the new Sing! Global (Live At The Getty Music Worship Conference) Deluxe Edition. Listen to the song here. The song is written by Mark Edwards and Stuart Townend.

There is a hope that burns within my heart
That gives me strength for every passing day
A glimpse of glory now revealed in meagre part
Yet drives all doubt away

I stand in Christ with sins forgiven
And Christ in me the hope of heaven
My highest calling and my deepest joy
To make His will my home

There is a hope that lifts my weary head
A consolation strong against despair
That when the world has plunged me in its deepest pit
I find the Savior there

Through present sufferings future’s fear
He whispers courage in my ear
For I am safe in everlasting arms
And they will lead me home

There is a hope that stands the test of time
That lifts my eyes beyond the beckoning grave
To see the matchless beauty of a day divine
When I behold His face

When sufferings cease and sorrows die
And every longing satisfied
Then joy unspeakable will flood my soul
For I am truly home

When sufferings cease and sorrows die
And every longing satisfied
Then joy unspeakable will flood my soul
For I am truly home

Author: Bill Pence

I’m Bill Pence ~ married to my best friend for more than 40 years and a St. Louis Cardinals fan. Before retiring I served as a manager at a Fortune 50 company; I'm a graduate of Covenant Theological Seminary and in leadership at my local church. I enjoy speaking about calling, vocation and work. I am a life-long learner and have a passion to help people develop to their fullest potential and to utilize their strengths more fully. I am an INTJ on Myers-Briggs, 3 on the Enneagram, my top five Strengthsfinders themes are: Belief, Responsibility, Learner, Harmony and Achiever, and my two StandOut strengths roles are Creator and Equalizer. My favorite book is the Bible, with Romans my favorite book and 2 Corinthians 5:21 my favorite verse. Some of my other favorite books are Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper, The Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul, The Prodigal Son (originally titled A Tale of Two Sons) by John MacArthur and Crazy Love by Francis Chan. I enjoy Christian hip-hop/rap music, with Lecrae, Trip Lee and Andy Mineo being some of favorite artists.

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