An Eternal Ear Worm


Matt Wiltshire (a member of Christ Church Walkley's band), tells us about another new song we'll be singing this week and why it should be, and is, our eternal ear worm...

What’s this mornings ear worm? 

Do you ever wake up with a tune already in your head? Perhaps it’s a phrase of a song that’s slipped into your dreams? The BBC 6Music breakfast show has a regular feature about exactly this, you send in your morning’s ‘ear worm’ - the tune that’s wriggling around your ear drums - and they play out the best/worst suggestions on air.

In the book of Revelation, the apostle John writes about a song he woke up to in his head after a dream. In it he describes an experience of heaven and when the throne is revealed (Chapter 4) he describes creatures worshiping their creator like this;

Day and night they never cease to say,
“Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!”
— Revelation 4:8

Day and night, never ceasing, that’s one long ear worm! 

Over the next few weeks we’ll be singing Rend Collective’s 'Hymn of the Ages':

The whole premise of the song is that we are joining in with the endless song that has been sung since the beginning of time and will be sung forevermore, as Rend Collective put it, ‘the song of angels, the hymn of ages, Holy is the Lord’

But it’s not just the angels’ song, it’s our song! We were made in the image of God to glorify God so we also sing:

The purpose in my days is to ever to proclaim, 
How great You are, how great must be Your song.