Facing a task unfinished

'Facing a task unfinished' is one of those classic old hymns that I grew up with. But it's also one of those old hymns I found thoroughly boring to sing as it comes with music that far too easily converts into a dirge. And so, because of the distractingly dull…

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Planning Music for Remembrance Sunday

A few years ago some of us might have been hesitant of making too much of Remembrance Sunday. We’re perhaps wary of appearing overly nationalistic, and sceptical of too much formal ceremony. But increasingly, I think, we’re coming to see that it gives us numerous things that are positively, beneficially…

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5 great ways to use music in a service

There are a thousand good and bad ways to use music in a church service. Here are just five hopefully good ideas which combine both Biblical truth with practical advice… 1. Use music to help the congregation engage both mind and heart with God There is no stronger reason to…

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Behold our God

  ‘Behold our God’ is a song written by the guys at Sovereign Grace Music, and was released on the album ‘Risen’ last year. A YouTube link, the lyrics and the sheet music (free) can all be found here: http://sovereigngracemusic.org/Songs/Behold_Our_God_(Who_has_held_the_oceans)/1 I can think of at least 3 reasons why our…

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Who are we singing to anyway?

Paul writes: And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name…

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Wisdom on going to Music College

Reflections on a life at Music  College   “Work harder, be better, don’t cut corners, practice more, practice till it’s perfect and then practice again.” Ring any bells from childhood piano lessons? These common motivational nuggets were multiplied as I entered into my 1st Year BMus degree studying the Trumpet…

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Why do we have Music in a Church Service?

One answer is to think that singing has always been how God’s people have responded to him and his saving acts. After being freed from Egypt, God's people sang (Ex 15). When remembering what God was like and all he'd done, Moses sang to Israel (Deut 32). Psalms 105 and…

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THE BAND: LEADERS OR SERVANTS?

The mother of Zebedee’s sons came to Jesus one day with a special request. She thought she knew what kind of leader Jesus was going to be and thought her sons should occupy prominent positions of authority alongside him (preferably one on the right and one on the left). As…

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Keeping it legal

Copyright.  That word produces any number of reactions, all dressed up as a yawn.  One yawn comes from the conscientious administrator who has to block out a day or two to fill out the returns booklet.  Another yawn comes from the person who knows nothing about it and doesn’t really…

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Welcome to the Music Ministry Website!

What is Music Ministry all about? Welcome to the new Music Ministry website... Music Ministry is an organisation that seeks to train, equip and serve the local church in the UK, encouraging churches in their ministry of the Word of Christ through singing. Let the word of Christ dwell in…

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