Triumph of the Holy Cross

Nick Alexander here... On the weekend of September 14 the Church celebrates the Feast Day of the Triumph of the Holy Cross. In celebration, we have hand picked ten songs best suited for the occasion. These songs range from modern hymn classics to contemporary praise songs. Artists as varied as Matt Redman, Sean Clive, Hillsongs, Gerard Faucheux, Jeremy Riddle, Apostolica, and The Good Shepherd Singers are all represented. Happy Feast Day!

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Nick, Thanks for including

Nick, Thanks for including my song, "When He Calls" in this list. That song was written almost 2 years ago to the day. My Aunt Nita, mom's last remaining sister, died 2 years ago Monday. I sang at her funeral, along with our cousin's husband, Troy McManus. Well, 2 weeks after her funeral, Troy passed away. The night he died, I guess the death of my aunt was so fresh that I was overwhelmed with grief and questions. I started playing my guitar and was practicing "Go Rest High On That Mountain" by Vince Gill, which was one of Troy's favorites. Before long, I started playing a similar chord progression and started singing "When He Calls". Like many of my songs, it basically wrote itself as I worked through thoughts about death and heaven. This was one of the songs that changed a llittle during the David Smith project and I ended up adding another verse: Some talk of mansions and streets of gold and of the crystal sea. As for me, I long to behold my friends and family. To me, heaven isn't about getting to some mansion on a hill. How CAN it be about material things like that? If loving people on this side is what we are supposed to do, then I think that being able to fully love all of the people that we have tried to love partially on this side will fill us in Heaven -- and of course, the one that we will love the most, and the fullest and the one that we will finally see face-to-face and that will see US face-to-face, is our loving saviour, Jesus! That song was written almost 2 years ago to the day. My Aunt Nita, mom's last remaining sister, died 2 years ago Monday. I sang at her funeral, along with our cousin's husband, Troy McManus. Well, 2 weeks after her funeral, Troy passed away. The night I he died, I guess the death of my aunt was so fresh that I was overwhelmed with grief and questions. I started playing my guitar and was practicing "Go Rest High On That Mountain" by Vince Gill. Before long, I started playing a chord progression and started singing "When He Calls". Like many of my songs, it basically wrote itself. This was one of the songs that changed a llittle during the David Smith project and I ended up adding another verse: Some talk of mansions and streets of gold and of the crystal sea. As for me, I long to behold my friends and family. To me, heaven isn't about getting to some mansion on a hill. How CAN it be about material things like that? If loving people on this side is what we are supposed to do, then I think that being able to fully love all of the people that we have tried to love partially on this side will fill us in Heaven -- and of course, the one that we will love the most, and the fullest and the one that we will finally see face-to-face and that will see US face-to-face, is our loving saviour, Jesus! Peace! Gerard http://gfsongs.com