The new Citizens song is the upbeat Only Jesus Christ. Written by Brian Eichelberger and Zach Bolen, Only Jesus Christ features effective and Biblical lyrics magnifying the Lord Jesus and drawing us into worship with a snappy beat that takes just a little effort to get the hang of! I… Continue Reading Citizens and CityAlight – Two Great New Songs
Firstly an apology for not posting in a while. This was partly due to family issues. My wife’s mother contracted Covid in November, and sadly passed away in mid-December. It’s been tough on all the family; she was kind and generous, the sort of Nana that everyone loves to visit.… Continue Reading New Year Thoughts
The very sad loss of my mother-in-law to Covid this week has brought me back to the comforting words of Jesus regarding the reality of our promised eternal life with Him. Pearl often came to our church when she was visiting us, and many of you reading this met or… Continue Reading Eternal Things
It is often said that the first 39 chapters of Isaiah are hard going. But if there is some truth in that, it is then even more wonderful to come to the latter part of the book, where Isaiah reveals some of the most incredible pictures of the coming kingdom… Continue Reading Isaiah’s Glorious Kingdom Vision
The Worship Leading Essentials book includes a very helpful list of links and brief info on dozens of important and useful websites for worship leaders, and an up-to-date version of this list is available here on the website. Covering publishers, church networks, artist sites, and songwriting resources of all kinds,… Continue Reading Link to the Links!
Not sure I’ve enjoyed a new Christmas song so much since I first heard that Wesley boy bashing out Hark the Herald on his portable pipe organ. Only joking, not that old really! Seriously happy to share this one, a Christmas song which gets in just enough of the gospel… Continue Reading The King Became Homeless – great new song!
It is by its worship that the Church lives, it is there that its heart beats … As the heart is for the body, so worship is for Church life a pump which sends into circulation and draws in again, it claims and it sanctifies. It is from the life… Continue Reading Worship and Mission – inextricably linked!
I’ve been reading up on one of our greatest hymn writers, Southampton man Isaac Watts. He is best known for classic hymns like Jesus Shall Reign, O God Our Help in Ages Past, Joy to the World, and perhaps best of all When I Survey the Wondrous Cross, described by… Continue Reading Isaac Watts – Southampton’s greatest hymn writer?
One of the most inspirational writers on worship is Charles H. Spurgeon, a spiritual giant of the nineteenth century. His sermons were printed in newspapers, and his writings were widely published in books and pamphlets. Although perhaps somewhat dated for most readers today (he died in 1892), here he takes… Continue Reading True Praise is Heart Work
Psalm 71, although not attributed to David, follows a very similar pattern to many of David’s psalms. The writer expresses honestly their many and bitter troubles (v20), and their problems with a range of accusers (v13) and enemies (v10), while being determined to praise God through it all. And the… Continue Reading Constant Yet Variable