Sojourn Music, Watts, and Advent

The worship band from Sojourn Community Church lead us on day two of the Acts 29 Bootcamp and Lead for the City Conference. It was God and gospel centered worship - amazing stuff. They led us in singing a few of Isaac Watts lesser known material. I talked to a few people from Sojourn and apparently they are releasing two CDs featuring Watts' stuff. If what I heard at the conference is any indication of what to expect - it will be stellar. One of the songs we sang was Watts treatment on Psalm 3.

My God, how many are my fears! How fast my foes increase! Conspiring my eternal death, They break my present peace.

The lying tempter would persuade There's no relief in heaven; And all my swelling sins appear Too big to be forgiven.

But thou, my glory and my strength, Shalt on the tempter tread, Shalt silence all my threatening guilt, And raise my drooping head.

[I cried, and from his holy hill He bowed a listening ear; I called my Father, and my God, And he subdued my fear.

He shed soft slumbers on mine eyes, In spite of all my foes; I woke, and wondered at the grace That guarded my repose.]

What though the hosts of death and hell All armed against me stood, Terrors no more shall shake my soul; My refuge is my God.

Arise, O Lord, fulfil thy grace, While I thy glory sing; My God has broke the serpent's teeth, And death has lost his sting.

Salvation to the Lord belongs; His arm alone can save: Blessings attend thy people here, And reach beyond the grave.

While we're waiting for Sojourn Music to release their CD's featuring Watts stuff, be sure to check out their fantastic Advent Songs.