Amazing Grace

What this song does exceptionally well is not only speak about the beginning of the gospel in someone’s life, but it also demonstrates how that gospel continues to sustain and carry believers through life’s various challenges.

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Drew Bundy
Not What My Hands Have Done

Countering any idea that we could contribute to Salvation, Bonar states clearly that it is not what we have done, not our working, not what we feel, not what we pray or emote, but only Christ can save our souls.

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Drew Bundy
Friend of Sinners

Toplady recognizes that he has nowhere else to go but God, that he finds rest beneath the cross, that he would be united with Christ in His death, and that he receives life from the cross.

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Drew Bundy
At the Cross

This new focus encourages the singer to rejoice at the excitement of being freed from sin, receiving faith, and gaining new Spiritual sight.

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Drew Bundy
Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

It is helpful for us to realize that this inclination to write and sing songs about the Spirit and His presence is not a new phenomenon; this is a theme that has been developed throughout the time that the church has been singing.

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Drew Bundy
And Can it Be?

This is a very personal song, exploring the first person emotions and experiences that accompany conversion, but within those experiences are the truths of the Gospel. The focus of these Gospel lines are on the atoning and substitutionary elements of the cross.

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Drew Bundy
One Day

This song reads almost like a creed. It lists major important doctrines about Christ and salvation, but as it does it narrates the Gospel.

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Drew Bundy
A Mighty Fortress is Our God

Martin Luther, the father of the reformation, penned “A Mighty Fortress is Our God” sometime in the 1520s, shortly after he nailed the ninety-five theses to the door at Wittenberg Church. It has since gone on to be translated into many languages and sung by protestants all over the world.

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Drew Bundy
I am Not Skilled to Understand

Greenwell beautifully works through a challenging theological concept–the idea that God’s ways are unlike ours and we often cannot understand them–by rehearsing the Gospel and instructing believers to trust the nature of the Savior.

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Drew Bundy
Alas and Did My Savior Bleed?

Each verse of this hymn is about Christ’s work and how He purchased His people by His death on the cross. These ideas are communicated with artistic language that helps us to appreciate the beauty of such an awful scene.

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Drew Bundy