Our List of All-Star Advent Songs

Dec 2nd is the first Sunday of Advent this year and like most of you I've been busy writing, planning, creating, and praying! For many worship leaders Advent doesn't register much of a blip on the service planning radar...worship moves straight from Thanksgiving to Christmas but for those of you who are blessed to be... Continue Reading →

Songs for Liturgy Compilation

Download album at Bandcamp or NoiseTrade. (donations go to support the recovering efforts in NY/NJ from the storm) Download the complete Songbook (pdf) Download an article written by Philip Majorins about the liturgical underpinnings of this album. --- Most of the songs we sing in the church form complete thoughts.  They have a beginning, a... Continue Reading →

O Come Emmanuel Advent Devotional

The familiar advent carol "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" has been sung during advent for over a thousand years (and is still an incredible favorite!).  Initially it was sung one verse at a time during evening worship the week before Christmas as the O Antiphons.  Riffing off of this practice we have written up a... Continue Reading →

Music to listen to this Summer 2011

A ton of great albums have arrived (or are arriving soon!) for summer. Here are a few that I'm looking forward to basking in. --- Redeemer Knoxville - "Rise O Buried Lord" A collection of songs celebrating the life of Jesus Christ sung through the lens of his last days on earth.  Thematically arranged around... Continue Reading →

High Street Hymns – Hearts and Voices

High Street Hymns has just released a brand new CD "Hearts and Voices" perfect for the Easter Season coming up. It is a great mix of tunes and textures. I appreciate the care that Alex Mejias, the primary songwriter and founder of High Street Hymns, takes to craft songs for the church. Songs that match... Continue Reading →

New Music Resources (follow friday)

Here is a list of some worship leaders and song writers that I culled from the emails flying around the WRN email group this week.  These are songs that have been helpful to all sorts of various contexts looking for new worship music. Most of the familiar ones (Sovereign Grace, Sojourn, etc) I've not listed... Continue Reading →

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