Music is such a tremendous gift to the church. For example, I just got off the phone praying with a church member about a need. The temptation is to remain in sadness and stop praying, but the Lord lifts us up to intercede, and at times through music, “pray without ceasing.”

When I hung up the phone, the song I heard was “Cling to Christ” by Sovereign Grace Music. It helped me to keep praying, and to pray Christ-ward.

It’s a great prayer to sing or simply pray:

Father, I can come to You
And boast of deeds I’ve done
In my pride I strive to earn
The favor Christ has won
He alone pleads my acceptance
All my works aside
So I come with empty hands
And I cling to Christ

Father, I can go astray
And battle needless fears
Voices tell me I’m condemned
And that I can’t draw near
But Your Spirit calls me homeward
With Your words of life
Jesus bore my every sin
So, I cling to Christ

It’s more than I can do
To keep my hold on You
But all my hope and peace
Is that You cling to me

Father, all my earthly aims
In time will turn to dust
Let me learn that loss is gain
For those who know Your love
All the treasures of this world
Will never satisfy
You alone are endless joy
So, I cling to Christ