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Sovereign Grace Music has released a new collection by Ryan, Jonathan, and Meghan Baird who collectively are known as West Coast Revival, You can read the particulars about them below. Let me just mention here that their rendition of  is very, very satisfying and uplifting. That’s the only one of the 6 songs they didn’t pen the lyrics to. The other 5 are a master class in combining solid theological concepts, poetry and music into a feast that’s both relevant musically and enriching in the best way.  is a song I can’t wait to get into the hands of our congregation. Check it out below and get it today!

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From Sovereign Grace: “For years Ryan, Jonathan, and Meghan Baird have been contributing to Sovereign Grace Music as vocalists, songwriters, and instrumentalists. Their songs include Always Forgiven, The Prodigal, Completely Done, and most recently Behold our God. Something special happens when the Bairds get together to play and sing, and on this EP you’ll get a chance to hear what that is. Their sound is a rootsy, sometimes bluesy, form of Americana, always communicated with tight harmonies and compelling lead vocals. Just what you’d expect from kids who were raised by their dad and mom to love Jesus, his church, and good music.”

Kingsway Free Song of the Week

Kingsway Music offers a free song mp3 and pdf chord chart every week. This week it’s the powerful song There is A Day, The song, written by Nathan Fellingham and performed by Lou Fellingham, is one of the strongest songs about the second coming that I have heard. Kingsway requires free registration to get the material and it’s well worth it to keep up with the strong material that comes out of the U.K.

There is a day
That all creation’s waiting for,
A day of freedom and liberation for the earth.
And on that day
The Lord will come to meet His bride,
And when we see Him
In an instant we’ll be changed.

The trumpet sounds
And the dead will then be raised
By His power,
Never to perish again.
Once only flesh,
Now clothed with immortality;
Death has now been
Swallowed up in victory.

We will meet Him in the air
And then we will be like Him,
For we will see Him, as He is,
Oh yeah!
Then all hurt and pain will cease,
And we’ll be with Him forever,
And in His glory we will live,
Oh yeah, oh yeah!

So lift your eyes
To the things as yet unseen,
That will remain now
For all eternity.
Though trouble’s hard
It’s only momentary,
And it’s achieving
Our future glory.

Nathan Fellingham
Copyright © 2001 Thankyou Music

Jeremy Riddle – “It Is Well With My Soul” – ” a timeless old hymn that was covered by Jeremy Riddle on his albumPrepare The Way (Live). You can find that album on Itunes and also at www.VineyardResources. com!”

Talent or Heart . . . What Matters Most on Your Worship Team? – by Jason Hatley

From Worship Together: “One of the most popular searches on WorshipTogether.com is for fast/upbeat worship songs. Checkout some of our most viewed ones and let us know what your favorites are on our Facebook page.”

From Experiencing Worship: What is Worship – Some helpful definitions from a number of different teachers.

From Rob Rash: Private Worship Prepares You For Corporate Worship

Chris Gambill on Planning for The Summer

Worship Ministry Catalyst lists their Top 20 Worship Blogs (Thanks for the mention!)

From Gary Miller at Worship Ministry: Integrity Music Celebrates 25 Year Anniversary

From Votive Praise8 Practical Tips to Construct a Worship Set-List That Actually Works

Cardiphonia continues to gather musicians in a cooperative effort to produce some of the most creative, liturgically rich and accessible music around. They generously offer it through bandcamp for any donation (or free!) and, as always, they include chord charts for all the songs. I highly recommend their previous collections to you. The material below is from the bandcamp page:

Download the Album & Songbook – HERE

Download Michael Farley’s Article on the Ascension – HERE

Blog post with more resources and songs for the Ascension – HERE

 

You can find a full list of Artists and Churches that Contributed here.

 

 

 

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RESOUNDWorship -Thank you!

December 2, 2011

I’m so grateful for that handful of places that provide resources for worship so generously to the church. Paul Baloche’s website, LeadWorship.com is one and if you haven’t visited, you need to. The song chart area is laid out well and all of it freely available for download.  Today, I have been enjoying the U.K. site ResoundWorship.org. What a gift to the church! The “About” section contains the following:

RESOUNDworship.org is an exciting free resource for churches worldwide, providing fresh worship songs containing strong, Biblical lyrics supported by singable, contemporary music. You might like to register with the site – it only takes a few seconds and gives you free access to download all the mp3s, chord charts and lead sheets on the site.”

And do they ever deliver. I listened to several of the original Christmas songs offered and I am impressed by their biblical faithfulness, creative imagery and sing-ability. The  site makes it so easy to preview and acquire the music. Look at the image below:

 

The links worked flawlessly and all the charts are well produced PDFs.  They also offer an mp3 of the song and even a backing track! Wait… they also want to give you a free video of the song. Who does that? They do!

The song above, Miracle Child, is one we’ll be using for Christmas Eve. Check it out along with On Christmas Day, which contains this imaginative lyric:

The hands that once split night from day
now feebly clutch a blade of hay,
this is Immanuel.
Majestic king, now small and weak,
the Word of God must learn to speak,
this is Immanuel.

Thank you ResoundWorship. You’re generosity and high quality are appreciated!