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  • georgesong 9:16 pm on December 26, 2007 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , faithless, , q cafe, , ,   

    worship setlist @ Q – 2007.12.23 

    welcome/opening set:

    • * o come, all ye faithless [G] by john francis wade, music by frederick oakley/lyrical tweak by jessica hong
    • o holy night [A] by john s. dwight; music by adolphe charles adam
    • Majesty (here i am) [A] by martin smith & stuart garrard

    invitation/eucharist:

    • silent night [Am] by joseph mohr; music by franz gruber

    offeratory/closing song:

    • joy to the world [D] by isaac watts; music by george frederick handel

    and, you read the title right… * O Come, All Ye FAITHLESS…

    penned by none other than our very own jessica hong! the first time i heard this, she performed/shared it during our Q cafe’s anniversary celebration. i was in shock when I first heard this classic being re-arranged. i was like:

    “WHAT?!? how dare she! this is a classic!!!” :O

    but then, as i got past my silly self, and stopped and started to listen to the lyrics, i was moved to tears as i realized this song/carol no longer was something i sung along to countless times growing up, but in an epiphanous moment, became a carol i sang as if it was my own story… depicting what i currently am, not what i yet want to become/am striving to be (and keep failing miserably in becoming, for some reason…)!

    please read. let it soak in. sing, choir of sinners!

    v.1
    “o come, all ye faithless, doubtful and disheartened

    come and be honest, come in all your brokenness.”

    v.2
    “sing, choirs of sinners, sing of your redemption!

    glory to God… all glory in the highest!”

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    • Hun Kim 9:02 am on December 27, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Holla. :]

    • kate 8:36 pm on December 28, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      yeah, that blew me away as well when she sang at the Q party.

      with all the insane musical talent at Quest…I’m thinking you all should record….so the rest of us non-talented musical ones can enjoy on a regular basis….hehe 🙂

    • jessica 10:53 am on December 29, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      awww shucks.

    • georgesong 6:06 pm on January 2, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      kate: interesting prospect… we’ve been talking about doing this for some time, perhaps in 2008! keep your fingers crossed and keep an eye out on itunes! 😉

  • georgesong 9:15 pm on December 26, 2007 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , mass text, personal, wishe   

    merry e-Christmas! 

    i know it’s lame that i’m posting this as a blog entry, right?
    cold?  impersonal?  thoughtless?  all of the above + some more?

    i was gonna do a mass text to everyone yesterday, but before i had a chance, my phone rec’d several texts from others who beat me to the punch…
    and then i thought how interesting it was to get a mass text. 
    *and nothing against those who mass texted! I’m just jealous ‘cuz you beat me to it!  😀

    we are SO connected, that we can send out mass information/communications at the touch of a few keypad-strokes! how cool is that?!?!
    but may we never lose sight of reaching out and having that personal touch w/ one another.
    *and after i write that, i opt for a blog entry!  haha!  🙂
    (More …)

     
  • georgesong 11:51 pm on December 18, 2007 Permalink | Reply
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    worship setlist @ Q – 2007.12.16 

    welcome/opening set:

    • how many kings (chorus only) [key of G] by marc a. martel

    – angels we have heard on high [key of G] public domain – traditonal french carol
    – what child is this [key of G] by william chatterton dix

    • He is exalted [key of G] by twila paris

    invitation/eucharist:

    • away in a manger [key of D] public domain – author unknown

    – be the centre [key of D] by michael frye

    offeratory/closing song:

    • hark the herald angels sing [key of G] by charles welsey, music by felix mendelssohn
     
  • georgesong 10:25 pm on December 12, 2007 Permalink | Reply  

    anger as dutch couple give up korean girl, 7, they adopted as baby over ‘failure to fit in’… 

    :O

    wow… i’m at a loss for words.  sure i might not understand the full picture here, but at least from this article from the daily mail… pretty disheartening. 
    can’t imagine what this little girl is gonna go through when she understands the decision her adoptive/dutch parents made.

     
    • LK. 12:05 am on December 13, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      i think i’ll spare everyone my rant, but that just makes me livid, and more sadly, immensely discouraged.

  • georgesong 12:11 am on December 11, 2007 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: addiction, downward, mobility, sermon   

    ‘downward’ mobility… 

    was the 12.09.2007 message pastor eugene shared during church service… was challenged by it.
    how as humanity, we are so tempted and intoxicated by the idea of ‘upward mobility’… no matter how hard we try to shun it or to fight the very idea of it, we’re so strongly drawn back to it. feeling empowered by it at times. :/
    i am guilty of this (especially w/ my cell phone addiction!)
    and b/c we strive to be more Christ-like (and we all know how easy that is right? umm… yeah. right!), He was the greatest example of the exact opposite = ‘downward mobility’. trading paradise for poverty… all for me. all for you.

    great listen if you have time… click here.

     
    • yglin 11:34 pm on December 11, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      what the? you have a blog?

      you should give your valuable possessions to me since i’m more poorer than you. see, even my engrish is no so good. i will gladly help you become more christ-like.

      -yung

  • georgesong 11:36 pm on December 10, 2007 Permalink | Reply
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    worship setlist @ Q – 2007.12.09 

    opening set:

    • do you hear what i hear [key of E] by noel regney & gloria shayne

    – sing to the King [key of E] by billy james foote & charles silvester horne

    • Majesty (here i am) [key of A] by martin smith & stuart garrard

    communion/eucharist:

    • how many kings [key of G] by marc a martel

    offering:

    • God rest ye merry, gentlemen [key of G] by unknown
     
  • georgesong 11:33 pm on December 10, 2007 Permalink | Reply
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    worship setlist @ Q – 2007.12.02 

    opening set:

    • o come, o come Emmanuel [key of D] public domain

    – light of the world (here i am) [key of E] by tim hughes
    – the worship song (You are holy) [key of E] by marc imboden

    communion/eucharist:

    • humble king [key of F#] by brenton brown

    offering:

    • o come, all ye faithful [key of G] by john francis wade, music by frederick oakley
     
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