Author Archives: Greg Scheer

T. L. Moody: Hands Come Gleaning.

Tammy Moody wrote the lyrics for this new song. I love the way she ties together images of harvesting the land, social justice, and the Lord’s Supper. The more connections we can make between what we do in worship and … Continue reading

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It Is Finished!

The 7th and final song of The Seven Last Words series is “It is finished.” (John 19:30). These were the final words Christ uttered as he died. It is important to note that the word he used is not one … Continue reading

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I Trust My Soul to You

This is #6 of The Seven Last Words, in which Jesus says, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” (Luke 23:46) In the drama of the crucifixion, these words meant, “I’m ready to die.” But there is another layer … Continue reading

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May We Thirst in You

“I thirst” is the 5th word from the cross and the 5th song in my series of songs on The Seven Last Words. As I contemplated this short sentence, I was struck by a few things. First, Jesus–though God–still felt … Continue reading

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Set Us Free

This fourth song of the “Seven Last Words” project has Jesus speaking some of the most desolate words of the Bible: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46, Mark 15:34) So why is my musical setting … Continue reading

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Love One Another

#3 in the “Seven Last Words of Christ” series. The Gospel of John tells the story this way: “Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw … Continue reading

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By Your Side

“By Your Side” is song #2 in my Seven Last Words of Christ series. This one is based on Luke 23:43 “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.” We understand what these words mean … Continue reading

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Psalm 118: The Lord’s Become Our Salvation

My friend Wendell Kimbrough and I co-wrote a song for the Calvin Worship Symposium. Go to 40:03 in this video to hear it.

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Forgive Us

This Lent, Pastor Nate is preaching a series on the seven last words of Christ. I’ve committed to writing a short song to follow each of the seven sermons. The first is Luke 23:34: “Father, forgive them, for they know … Continue reading

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One. Long. Year. #2 Never Perfect

Just in time for your Valentine’s Day celebrations, here’s the latest installment of The St. Sinner Orchestra’s “One. Long. Year.” serial album.

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