Lord, I Need You

The new song for worship in November in the 11:15 service at Central Presbyterian Church is “Lord, I Need You.”  The refrain in this song is a modern adaptation of the refrain from the classic hymn “I Need Thee Every Hour.”  As pastors Eric Stiller and Daryl Madi continue preaching through the book of Philippians this month, this song will help us respond to the word of God with a prayer that we will find Jesus to be our true defense and righteousness (Philippians 3:8-10) and our sure hope and strength who supplies our every need (Philippians 4:11-19).

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At the Name of Jesus

The new song for worship in November in the 8:30 and 9:45 services at Central Presbyterian Church is “At the Name of Jesus.”  As pastors Eric Stiller and Daryl Madi continue preaching through the book of Philippians this month, this hymn will help that word dwell in us richly, for the hymn text is a setting of Paul’s summary of the gospel story that lies at the heart of the letter (Philippians 2:5-11).  The tune (KING’S WESTON) is a strong melody by the famous 20th-century English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams.  This tune embodies the sweeping and regal majesty of this story of Jesus exalted from the depths of the grave to the throne of God and rule over all things.  May the Lord through this song encourage us to enthrone him in our hearts and subdue all that is not holy in us so that we may confess and experience him as the King of glory.

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