Free Worship Leader’s Songbook

 

I’ve been writing praise music since 1998. Why don’t I say “Praise and Worship” music? I guess it’s something of a reaction to all of the (excellent) preaching recently about how worship is so much more than music – it’s a way of life. Believe me, I couldn’t agree with that more.

That being said, what we do as a congregation (even a congregation of one or two) when we come together is vitally important. Michael Coleman, the president of Integrity Media places a statement on all the CDs that his company produces:

“There is one thing we do on earth that we will continue to do in heaven – that is to praise and worship God.” (click here for the full statement).

A missionary visiting our church during a missions convention put a question to the congregation: “What is the most important function of the church?” Being missions week and with a missionary speaking, everybody shouted back to him en masse “Missions!”

“No!” he responded.

To our stunned silence he explained himself. The most important function of the church is to worship God. “Think about it,” he said, “missions only exists where worship DOESN’T.”

This one statement revolutionized the way I think about congregational music. Since then I have been trying to write songs that groups of people can sing together to worship their Creator and Savior. You are free to use them in any non-commercial application you can think of. If you are a member of CCLI please report the usage, but I do not make that a prerequisite for use. If you would like to make a commercial recording of any of these songs, please contact me and I’m sure we can work something out.

But, most important, go out and WORSHIP God with your whole life!

 

 

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