The Slow Death of Congregational Singing?

At a conference recently, I led a number of delegates through a seminar stream entitled ‘Leading a Congregation in Song’, we thought through how to best foster a culture of congregational singing in our churches. This is a key issue, as many are concerned by what one writer has called…

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Come praise and glorify

Come Praise and Glorify is written by Bob Kauflin (Sovereign Grace Music) and Tim Chester (The Crowded House, Sheffield). It is featured on the album ‘The Gathering’ which is a CD recorded live at Worship God 2011. A recording of the song can be found here and free resources (sheet…

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Songwriters?

Lots of Christian musicians would like to be song writers. In today’s performance culture it can seem quite glamorous, but however much we need songs that sound great on CD, what God’s church needs most are songs that we can sing together congregationally. Here are a few tips as to…

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Advent- Christmas is coming!

"We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year!" Speaking to a couple of friends over the last few days I breathed a sigh of relief when I realised that the number of carol services I am involved in can be counted on one hand; some of my…

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10,000 reasons – Matt Redman

Recently we’ve introduced Matt Redman’s song 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) to our church, (click here for audio youtube link)  and the congregation - both young and old have quickly grown to love it. Here are some reasons for why I think they’ve taken to it, and why it’s a…

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LMMC Song Links

As mentioned at LMMC on Saturday, we thought it would be helpful to put up a list of the songs we did together, and YouTube links so you can have a wee listen and see if they might be useful in your church setting.  Click here to view. We hope you…

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