CU Church Worship Album: Promise

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Behind the Music

Isaiah 53:5

Isaiah 53:5 says, “But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on Him, and by his wounds we are healed.” The love that the Father has for us is a costly love, manifested by His Son suffering and dying to forgive us of our sins. On the cross of Jesus, there’s this amazing trade that takes place. He takes our sin and gives us His righteousness. This song proclaims that this trade can only come from the God of all grace.

Written by Daniel Dabney, Sky Sanborn, Kristi Phillips, and Chris Jackson

Psalm 3:1-8

In Psalm 3, David talks about how he was surrounded by enemies. We too, though maybe not surrounded by an army, are daily surrounded by enemies like fear and doubt and the lies of the accuser. But as David proclaimed, we too can proclaim that God is our help and our hope. And He is the One who lifts us up, who is the blessing to His people, no matter what surrounds us. And because of that help and that hope, His people are able to sing for joy and exalt His Name.

Written by Daniel Dabney and Chris Jackson

Matthew 11:28, 1 Peter 5:7

There are seasons in our life that can feel like a wilderness. We feel alone, our souls thirst, we seem lost in the shadows, and we just feel weary. In Scripture, Jesus invites those with weary hearts to come to Him and find rest. Scripture also tells us to cast our anxieties on Him for He cares for us. No matter the season of life, if our hearts will trust in Jesus, our hearts will find rest in Him.

Written by Daniel Dabney

Ezekiel 43:2, Psalm 48:10

This was one of the first songs we sang at CU Church. In the initial weeks of the launch of CU, this song was an anthem for our church family, proclaiming that we will serve and worship the One true God, who sits enthroned forever and ever. And from day one, we have believed and seen that His grace reaches to the broken and lost, and we will praise Him for that truth.

Written by Daniel Dabney

John 16:13-14, Romans 8:16

The year 2019 was a year for our church family to walk through the book of Acts. In that, we talked a lot about the Spirit of God. In light of that, this song was birthed out of that year as a way to sing to and seek the Spirit of God and His leading in our lives and church. He dwells within us! In the Gospel of John, Jesus is breaking the news to His disciples that He will be leaving them, and they probably had a panic moment. But Jesus told them that it is better that He leaves, for He would be sending a Helper who will always be with them. Scripture sheds a lot of light on the person and role of the Holy Spirit. He guides us into truth, convicts us of sin, and the Spirit testifies with our spirit that we are children of God. He is described as our Advocate and our Deposit for salvation. He sanctities us, He enlightens Scripture, and He bears fruit in our lives. The Spirit empowers spiritual gifts in us, empowers us to witness, and empowers us to suffer for Christ. And the Spirit of God makes a big deal of Jesus!

Written by Daniel Dabney

Psalm 24, Duet. 10:14, 1 Chron. 29:11, Col. 1:15-18

One of our prayers at CU Church from day 1 is that CU always belong to God. We don’t ever want to try and take it into our own hands, but always remember that it’s His Church. We belong to Him. He is the Holy One, the Sovereign One, the enthroned One, our Maker and Creator, and we want to declare that all of creation belongs to Him.

Written by Daniel Dabney

1 John 4:19

In these first 2 years of CU Church, we have celebrated the transformation of so many lives. We have seen so many people say Yes to Jesus. And our “Yes” to Jesus is a response to His initiating love. God always makes the first move. He made the first move to create us and love us. He made the first move to pursue us in Jesus when we turned our backs in sin. This hope we have in Him has been the original hope the whole time. We love God and love people because He first loved us.

Written by Daniel and Kelly Dabney

Duet. 10:21

It was exciting to see so many people coming to CU who were new to church. Who were checking this Jesus thing out. And we wanted to sing songs that not only praise God, but also teach us and remind us of who He is and what He has done. This song was to do just that, proclaim that God is our Maker, King, Savior, and Warrior, and weave the story of redemption throughout the song. Who God is, and what God has done, leads us to be in awe of Him.

Written by Daniel Dabney and Chris Jackson

Matthew 16:24-26), 1 Peter 5:6, Philippians 2:5-11

At CU Church, we desire to love God and love people. And this plays out in the way we live our lives. Jesus is our perfect example of loving the Father and loving people, and it led Him to take up His cross. In Scripture, God tells us to take up our cross and follow Him, to die to ourselves, to humble ourselves, and to count the cost. And what we find is that this way of living, this Kingdom living, does not make us miserable, but leads to true hope and true peace. This song is a prayer that we follow God in that way.

Written by Daniel Dabney, and bridge lyrics by Frances Havergal

Matthew 1:23, Matthew 28:20

This is another song that we have been singing since the launch of CU. We wanted to recognize that we are not a church family of perfect people living perfect lives. We wanted to admit that we face questions and darkness and fears. But with that, we wanted to recognize and celebrate that we have One who walks on waves, who died on a cross for us, and to whom we can cry out. Jesus is for us and with us and we are not alone.

Written by Daniel Dabney

Proverbs 3:5, Psalm 9:10, Romans 15:13

This is another song written to remind us of who God is and what He has done for us. We want to sing of the amazing story of His amazing love for us. We want to sing and remember that we can’t save ourselves. We need a Savior. And we have One. And He is worthy of our trust because His love is unfailing. Nothing in this world, no efforts, no deeds, no other name, will save us but the name of Jesus. So we celebrate that He made us a way when all seemed lost.

Written by Daniel Dabney

Genesis 3:15, Revelation 21:5, 1 Peter 1:3-6

This song was written in a tiny closet behind the stage of our original Church Street location. Just outside the door, Narcotics Anonymous was having their meeting, and I was reminded of the need we all share; the need to be restored. This world breeds a lot of hopelessness, and we are all up in it. Addictions, broken relationships, cancer, heartache and confusion, fear and anxiety and depression……..brokenness and hopelessness run wild. But we know that in the midst of it all, there truly is hope. Even when God’s creation was cursed and cracked because of our sin, He promised us a Savior. And when Jesus walked the earth, and even talked about dying, He promised that He would make all things new. Hope would be restored. There’s redemption in His crucifixion, and salvation in His resurrection. Our hope is real.

Written by Daniel Dabney

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