Meet the team – Heather Cowan

Name: Heather Cowan Church: St Ebbes, Oxford What is your role within Music Ministry? A little bit of everything! I do mostly background things- emails, website, conference planning etc, helping the rest of the team do their thing, and then occasionally involved in some training and playing. I'm also part of the…

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Jesus shall reign

Sometimes its helpful to think a little deeper about the hymns and songs that we sing. So we asked Daniel Johnson to give us some historical and theological background to this Isaac Watts classic that has been recently adapted by the Gettys. We hope you find this interesting and helpful.…

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new songs for new year

Recently we emailed a number of music directors around the UK and asked what songs they had been teaching over the last few months in their churches. We hope the list below and the Spotify playlist will give you some inspiration in the coming weeks and months. Obviously with lists…

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Theology of the Arts – Part 4

  Welcome back to our brief(ish) four-part trawl through the murky waters of art theology. We began, effectively, by asking the question: “How do we answer when we’re asked to justify art?” This demand for justification is something that artists are familiar with. It might come from parents: “Don’t you…

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Theology of the Arts – Part 3

  Looking at Crutches (continued) Since we started the last two posts with a quote from a composer, I thought this time we would begin with a painter. Unfortunately I began my search amongst the sayings of Salvador Dali, and I’m still trying to recover. So instead, here’s a little…

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Jerusalem- City Alight : song review

We've recently come across this song, and introduced it to our church the past few Sundays. It is really beautiful and worth looking at if you are doing a series on the cross, or Jesus work to bring us to the new creation, or are looking for a song for…

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Writing children’s memory verses

One of the great privileges of serving with children's teams on camps and conferences like Word Alive and Keswick is hearing young people sing bible verses. It is brilliant. Linked at the end of this post are 2 memory verses which you may want to have a look at, both…

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PDF Hymnal G-I

Give to our God Glorious things TAB Glory be to God the Father God of the covenant God whose almighty word Great God of wonders Great is thy faithfulness Guide me O my great Redeemer Here_is_Love Hail the day Holy holy holy TAB How good a thing it is How…

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PDF Hymnal J-L

Jerusalem the Golden Jesus lover of my soul Jesus the name high over all Jesus Paid it All Just as I am Let earth and heaven combine Let us sing the King Messiah Lord be my vision Lord it is not within my care Lord, speak to me

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PDF Hymnal M-P

Now thank we all our God O Breath of life O for a closer walk with God O for a heart to praise O for a thousand tongues O God our hope O Lord my God O sacred head Our Father God Our God stands Praise him, praise him Praise…

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PDF Hymnal R-U

Rejoice the Lord is King! Rejoice the Lord is King (2) Ride on ride on Rock of ages new tune See the conqueror mounts Sovereign Lord TAB Sovereign Ruler Speak Lord in the stillness Spirit of God, our hearts inspire The church's one foundation The heavens declare your glory Lord…

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