Worship thru Music Response to John 15

I have the honor of preaching at Calvary in a couple of weeks on John 15:1-11.
This beautiful and challenging passage ranks high on my favorite chapters of the Bible list (along with Psalm 103, Psalm 139, Isaiah 53, John 10, Romans 8, 1 Corinthians 15, all of Colossians and 1 Peter 5!).

In John 15, Jesus is transitioning from the upper room and the last supper with the disciples, to the garden of Gethsemane where he will spend the evening in prayer before being arrested, tried and crucified on a tree.  Jesus calls his disciples (and us) in John 15, to a life of friendship and abiding in Him as the true vine and source of life. I love, love, love this passage!

In my prep for the upcoming message, I came across a song that I believe really captures the heart of Jesus' words in John 15.  It is called "Full Attention" by Jeremy Riddle.  Check it out here and here
and read the lyrics to the song below and if you go to Calvary, look for Victor and the crew to mix this song into our worship set over the next couple of weeks.


"Full Attention" by Jeremy Riddle
May Your voice be louder
May Your voice be clearer
Than all the others

May Your face be dearer
May Your words be sweeter
Than all the others in my life

Please keep my eyes fixed on You
Please wound my heart so deep in You
Keep me abiding, keep me abiding
Keep me abiding that I may bear fruit

May Your your presence be truer
May Your presence be nearer
Than all the others

And may Your light shine brighter
And may Your love move deeper
Than all the other my God
Than all the others in my life

Please keep my eyes fixed on You
Please wound my heart so deep in You
Keep me abiding, keep me abiding
Keep me abiding that I may bear fruit

Please keep my eyes fixed on You
Please wound my heart so deep in You
Keep me asking, keep me near
Keep me abding that I may be a fruit
Keep me close to You
Oh, right next to Your heart
Close to You

4 comments:

  1. Hey Matt, Awesome song. However, I'm pretty sure we're not called in John 15 to "be a fruit" right? We are the branches, abiding in Jesus, who is the vine. I think the song lyric is "Keep me abiding that I may BEAR fruit." - Trevor

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  2. Trevor,

    Hahaha, that's why your the best...I didn't notice that typo.
    Edited and fixed!


    Matt

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