Music helps us to connect to life.   Songs that show God’s beauty help us to connect to Him. Sometimes music can usher our thinking into the future when God promises all things will be made right.  Other times music takes us back to a certain point in the past, flooding our minds with memories.  Listed below are the songs that are interspersed throughout The Blessing Book.

Entry: January 9         Wherever He Leads I’ll Go by Baylus Benjamin McKinney, 1937.

Entry: February 20     It is Well with my Soul by Horatio Spafford, 1873.

Entry: April 24               I will Call Upon the Lord by Michael O’Shields, 1970’s

Entry: May 9                  10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) by Matt Redman, 2011

Entry: May 24                And Can it Be that I Should Gain by  Charles Wesley, 1739

Entry: August 8             By the Rivers of Babylon by The Meldonians, 1970

Entry: December 29    Amazing Grace by John Newton, 1779


In a recent round of studying the Blessing Lessons with a group, I came up with one song per chapter (or event) for the biblical story to help us have yet another layer in which to help the narrative take root. Here is my Blessing Study Guide playlist from youtube, ready for your enjoyment. I also put it up on Spotify as a playlist of 8 called Blessing Book Study.

Eden     Maker Of All Things – Tim Hughes                                

Election      More – Matthew West

Exit and Entrance       Let my People Go Go– The Rainmakers

Empire      10,000 Reasons – Matt Redman

Exile and Return      By the Rivers of Babylon – Boney M

Emmanual      Emmanual – Love and the Outcome

Exhortation       They will Know We Are Christians by our Love – Jars of Clay

Eternity      Revelation Song – Philips, Craig, and Dean