2021 was a year full of challenges but also a year full of growth. I didn’t post many songs during 2021 because there was a lot of growth going on, both personally and musically.
Musically, I’ve been blessed to be a part of the Getty’s Hymn Writing Collective. In this group I’ve learned so much from my fellow hymn writers. Perhaps one of the best things to come from it is a new appreciation and taste for poetry. I would like to think that my lyrics have moved from “good” to “soul stirring” but I guess you will be the judge of that.
Personally, I became a father in 2021 and oh boy is that life changing. Before becoming a father I could not imagine the joys, the worries, or the sleepless nights that come with parenthood.
It was just before Lily was born that Lindsey and I read through Colossians. In there I was struck by the verse “To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Col. 1:27). That idea, that Christ is the Hope of Glory, stuck with me.
A little bit later I learned that our church would be going through a series in Colossians in the new year.
This new song, “Christ the Hope of Glory”, is a reflection on the book of Colossians, focusing on Christ as our strength and hope. He is the reason we can get through today and the joy that sustains us for all eternity.
I this song encourages you and if you want the lead sheet you can find it here.