Sunday, January 10, 2016

I Shall Not Want

 I Shall Not Want  by Audrey Assad  is based on the Litany of Humility  and on Psalm 23.  This song models the humility Christ gave us in Philippians 2:5-8:
"Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross."
The Litany of Humility is a prayer from the perspective of one who recognizes our naturally wicked disposition, but also recognizes the grace given through Jesus who reshapes and reforms our hearts into ones that beat in rhythm with his - hearts that look like the heart of Jesus shown in Philippians 2:5-8.

Audrey Assad’s song I Shall Not Want  blends the words of this prayer with an echo of Psalms 23 and 34 as the refrain: “When I taste your goodness, I shall not want.”

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