Music Ministry

Are your songs contemporary or hymns?

"Sing to him a new song; play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts." (Psalm 33:3)

Both. In various places in Scripture, we are commanded to sing a new song to the Lord (Psalm 96:1; 98:1; 144:9; 149:1, Isaiah 42:10, Revelation 14:3). We desire to always be learning new songs to express our praise for God. Thus, we seek to continually add to our song canon, incorporating the best from modern songwriters like Getty Music and Sovereign Grace Music, as well as rediscovering the hymns that stood the test of time. We place special emphasis on songs that are derived from the Psalms, the only God-inspired hymnal.

How do you decide on which songs to sing?

"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." (Colossians 3:16)

Songs are not primarily about feeling good, but teaching us truth and causing the truth to dwell richly in us. They ought to feel good, but only to in so far as they lead us to feel deeply about beautiful truths. Thus, we are very selective on which songs we sing in order to intentionally lead our minds to dwell on Christ. To do so, we value songs with these eight qualities.

An Approved Source: We do not want to financially support false teachers through our CCLI license. We do not sing songs from Bethel Music, Hillsong, etc.
Biblically-Based: Songs are judged primarilly upon their lyrics. A good song heralds the truth of the Scriptures.
God-Centered: Our songs will focus more on praising God for who he is and what he's done, than on describing what we aspire to do for him.
Christ-Exalting: Our songs focus on Christ and his work on the cross, for the cross is the source of all the grace we receive from God, as well as the clearest revelation of who God is in all his glorious attributes.
Theologically Rich: Our songs range a breth and depth of doctrines taught in the Bible and articulate them compellingly.
Congregational: We do not value "special music." This encourages an entertainment/spectator view of church, which is unhealthy. The main instrument in our singing is the voice of the congregation. The band is only there to help us all sing.
Understandable: Our songs are easily understood and engage our hearts to feel the wonder of the truth proclaimed.
A BRBC Feel: There is a certain "cultutre" to a church based upon its song list. We value songs that express our church's values of revering God and his Word and of authenticity.

Can I know your song list?

We organize our songs into the categories of Gathering (calling us to worship), Adoration (Praising God for his glorious attributes), Confession (Acknowledging our need of forgiveness and help), Redemption (Celebrating Christ's work on the cross), Illumination (Preparing our hearts to receive God's Word), and Closing (Responding to the sermon). There is special emphasis on the progression from Adoration, to Confession, to Redemption, as that matches the flow of thought in the gospel.

*Updated November 6, 2023*

Gathering Songs

Christ our Glory
Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery
Come Thou Fount
He Has Made Me Glad (Psalm 100)
I Shall Call upon the Lord (Psalm 18)
I'll Fly Away
Jesus, I Come
Joyful Joyful we adore Thee
Just a Closer Walk with Thee
Just as I am
Lord, You are Good
O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
Thank You Lord
There is Power in the Blood
Victory in Jesus
We will Remember
What a Day that Will Be

Adoration Songs

10,000 Reasons
A Mighty Fortress is our God
All Creatures of our God and King
All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name
At Calvary
Before the Throne of God Above
Behold our God
Blessed be your Name
Crown Him with Many Crowns
God of Wonders
Great is Thy faithfulness
Holy, Holy, Holy!
How Great is our God
How Great Thou Art
I Stand in Awe
O God our Help in Ages Past (Psalm 90)
Praise to the Lord the Almighty
Revelation Song
The King of Love My Shepherd Is (Psalm 23)
The Love of God
This is My Father's World
You are God Alone

Confession Songs

Come Ye Sinners Poor and Needy
Create in Me a Clean Heart (Psalm 51)
I Need Thee Every Hour
Jesus, What A Friend For Sinners
Lord I Need You
My Soul will Wait (Psalm 62)
Not in Me
Precious Lord, Take my Hand
Rock of Ages
Take My Life and Let It Be
Tis so Sweet to Trust in Jesus
What a Friend We Have in Jesus
Whate'er My God Ordains is Right
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
Yet Not I, but through Christ in Me
You are my All in All

Redemption Songs

Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone)
And Can it Be?
Christ our Hope in Life and Death
Complete in Thee
Hallelujah to the Lamb
His Mercy is More
How Deep the Father's Love for Us
I will Glory in my Redeemer
In Christ Alone
It is Well with my Soul
Jesus Messiah
Jesus, Thank You
Lead Me to Calvary
My Hope is Built on Nothing Less (Solid Rock)
My Soul Finds Rest in God Alone (Psalm 62)
Nothing but the Blood
Once Again
Power of the Cross
The Lord is My Salvation
The Old Rugged Cross
There is a Fountain
There is a Redeemer
To God be the Glory
Wounderful Grace of Jesus

Illumination Songs

Be Thou my Vision
How Firm a Foundation
I will Sing of My Redeemer
Speak O Lord
Standing on the Promises of God
Thy Word (Psalm 119)

Closing Songs

Alas and Did My Savior Bleed (At the Cross)
All Glory be to Christ
All I Have is Christ
Because He Lives
Blessed Assurance
Day by Day
I have Decided to Follow Jesus
Jesus Paid it All
Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
Let Your Kingdom Come
Trust and Obey
Turn your Eyes (SGM)
Untitled Hymn (Come to Jesus)
We Fall Down
When We All Get to Heaven

Songs for Special Occasions

Melodies for the Psalms of Isaac Watts
According to Kingsfold
According to St. Stephen

    (View text of Isaac Watts' Psalter)

Thanksgiving Eve
Thank you Lord for your Blessings on Me
My Heart is Filled with Thankfulness
Give Thanks

Angels We have Heard on High
Away in a Manger
Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus
Go, Tell it on the Mountain
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Joy to the World (Psalm 98)
O Come all Ye Faithful
O Come O Come Emmanuel
O Holy Night
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Silent Night
What Child is this?
He Who is Mighty

Resurrection Sunday
Christ the Lord is Risen Today
Up from the Tomb He Rose

Interested in Serving in the Music Ministry?

Even if your musical skill is still developing, we invite anyone who is committed to our church to volunteer to serve on the worship team. What matters most is character. As those on the stage do in part represent our church, the worship team must be modest, dignified, and marked by he fruit of the Spirit. To serve as a vocalist, musician, or sound booth technician, start by filling out this questionnaire! Contact us for more information.