This collection of songs is for use in collective worship. Some have audio, lead sheets, chord charts and scores. Some are finished and others are works in progress. I would be rapt if anyone wanted to use these in churches or groups – but please let me know. I would love to hear how they go.
Mary’s Song (known as the Magnificat) is from Luke 1: 46-55. For Advent and Christmas.
This is a reflection on the Lord’s Prayer.
This is a gathering song designed to include first-time visitors and newcomers in an invitation to be part of a purpose-driven community.
Gethsemane is my reflection on how Jesus may have responded in the garden of Gethsemane as he faced his death.
In theology there’s a beautiful image of the community within the Godhead as a dance – a dance that we are invited to join. There is celebration in dance, but we celebrate in hope rather than completion. God’s dance calls us to discipleship, to work that is not yet finished, but definitely worth doing as we ourselves learn the steps and invite others to join us in stumbling and dancing toward the world as it should and will be. So this theology has groove and guitar solos.
This song is about the Lord’s Supper or Holy Communion as a time when we call on God to ‘unbreak’ the world and acknowledge our part.
Light a Candle (Emmanuel) reminds me that Christmas is more than a festival of consumption, or even a nice time with family and friends. Christmas marks the time when God sent Jesus to start a movement to challenge the powers and principalities. It has been used in a Pop Up Choir in the community during Advent alongside more traditional carols and has been well received.
The Way by Grace
This is a reflection on Ephesians 2:8-9 and Ephesians 2:10 which is, too often, overlooked. Verse 10 reminds us that we are saved by grace into a God-given life of good works. Ephesians 2: 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; […]
This is Psalm 121 from the Bible put to some music I wrote a few decades ago.