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Worship Songwriting – Tip No.2 – Lyrics – The Plumb Line

In writing a pop or rock song…in fact any genre except congregational worship songs…anything goes. You can write from any experience, any viewpoint, use any language or emotion that you see fit.  Worship song writing is very different. While there is no standard to measure your lyrics against in secular music (although it is clear …

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Worship Songwriting – Tip No. 1 – Self Critique

Good worship songwriting is critical in playing a part of the Church’s growth, health and maturity.  It is a big responsibility. One really important process that has helped increase the standard of my songwriting is that of self-critique.  In my experience it is sometimes difficult to find the right people to really say what they …

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Coming Back To The Heart Of Christmas

One of our worship leaders sang Matt Redmans Heart of Worship this week and changed the lyrics to “I’m coming back to the heart of Christmas and it’s all about you, all about you Jesus”. Once the interruption to my ‘auto-worship’ mode had settled, the stinging truth of that one-word alteration began to settle in …

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