The 1st Retreat
Over 20 perfect strangers from across the US gathered in a beautiful church in Oak Park for a three day retreat not knowing what to expect. And frankly, neither did Justin and Dave. It was a grand experiment. Using some prayers, Bible verses, and liturgical elements, the attendees went to work collaborating on writing songs of worship to the Lord.
The three days passed quickly with the sweet presence of God resting over the retreat, and creativity was released. The final moments of that weekend was taking communion together and singing some of the songs we, complete strangers days before, had written together.
By George Koskinas
Written at a UA Retreat in Oak Park, IL
Praise God from Whom all blessings flow
Praise Him all creatures here below
Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost
We praise You, Oh Lord Almighty
We bend the knee, our worthy King
Heaven and earth cry out Your Name, Lord
Triune and Holy, oh Father, Son and Holy Ghost
Worthy is the Lamb
He takes away the sin of the world