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

I’m continuing to link to the best articles and blogs I find on worship and worship leading, and this piece by Aaron Keyes on weareworship.com is really interesting: https://weareworship.com/learning/articles/7-practical-worship-leading-tips I especially like his suggestion that for each song you choose for Sunday morning, you find three Scriptures that go with… Continue Reading Hydrate on Thursdays!

One of my favourite worship quotes comes from Alex Enfiedjian’s Worship Sets: As the gatekeepers of our church’s “worship vocabulary” we must take caution to make sure that the songs that shape our people’s theology are biblically sound, Christ exalting, and clear! Remember, singing is one of the strongest mnemonic… Continue Reading A Strong Mnemonic Device?

One of the aims of this site is to provide links and connections to great and inspirational material elsewhere on the web. This blog, entitled Leading Stripped Back Worship, was recently posted on the weareworship.com website. https://weareworship.com/learning/articles/leading-stripped-back-worship/ Based in London, Lucy Grimble is a worship leader, musician and songwriter. I… Continue Reading Lucy Grimble’s Blog