We Are Worship & SongShare

I’ve recently signed up to WeAreWorship.com, which is an excellent website with free chord charts and weekly mp3 and sheet music downloads.  I strongly recommend signing up – I’ve particularly enjoyed hearing worship songs each week that I maybe didn’t know before.

They also have a SongShare section where unsigned artists can upload their own songs.  I’ve uploaded three of mine and one has been chosen as a Staff Pick.  If you get chance, check it out and please share it further!

Worship songs released on bandcamp

I regret that the songs indicated below are currently unavailable – I hope to be able to release them again soon …


I have been working with David Mackie over the last year to record and piece together a small selection of our worship songs.  These are now available to listen to and buy from:

https://praise-aloud.bandcamp.com/

We hope to be able to record and release some more songs as soon as possible (in between work commitments and all!).

If anyone wants a copy of the lead sheets for the songs, then let me know and I’ll send them to you or post them online.

Happy listening!

Music Recommendation, 30th June

Rend Collective Experiment – Second Chance

Some days our hearts can be heavy with the weight of our pasts. That old baggage that we can’t seem to shake off. Jesus never gives up on us. He is the King of second chances. However your day (or your life) seems to be panning out, remember: God’s mercies are new every morning. Lamentations 3: 22-23

Music Recommendation, 19th May

Bethel – I’ve found a love

Something is missing in your life. Something untangible, you can’t put your finger on it. A silent, unexplained emptiness and a sense of being lacklustre. What you need is some soulfood: God’s love. He’s waiting if you’re ready.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kv3epxmXzM4

Music Recommendation, 3rd May

tobyMac – Me Without You

Ever felt like you don’t know where you are heading? God provides you with direction. Listening to Him means your actions start to make sense, because He sees the bigger picture. Where are you without Him?

I’d be packin’ my bags when I need to stay, I’d be chasin’ every breeze that blows my way…

Casting Crowns

I’m listening to a lot of Casting Crowns at the moment.  I really love their driving sound and heartfelt biblical lyrics to their songs.  It’s difficult to pick out any favourites but I’m going to highlight two songs in particular.

Courageous is an anthem for the modern Christian man and I think it is particularly apt for where we are as a church at present – seeking to engage in meaningful outreach that makes an impact on people in our communities.

Just another birthday is a heart-rending song that brings me close to tears listening to it.

I can definitely recommend you get more Casting Crowns in your life!

Music Recommendation, 13th April

Gwen Smith: Broken into Beautiful

One of the best things about being a Christian is the positive transformation that appears in your life (if you choose to accept it). Gwen’s song expresses this transformation: God turns worthless into precious, hungry into satisfied, broken into beautiful. This song highlights the sense of weariness felt when you do everything in your own strength; in contrast, accepting that you need God in your life permits Him to step in and change things. Which definitely takes the pressure off…

Music Recommendation, 31st March

Mikeschair: Let The Waters Rise

Overwhelmed? Everyone is sometimes. People think Christians get an easy life – well, that just isn’t true. The difference is that Christians have a solid rock to lean on in tough times: God. His presence is strongest when we are at our weakest. I’ve learnt this through personal experience.

Stand strong in faith during the tough times and let God sort it out. He’s plenty big enough to solve your problems.

See 2nd Corinthians Chapter 12, verse 9: “…my power is made perfect in weakness”.