Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A contextualized worship song based on Psalm 27

I wrote this song back in 2006 when I was going through a really tough time. It's based on Psalm 27. One day I was playing l singing it really loudly with my window open. When I finished the song, there was a bunch of people cheering outside my window - I didn't realise I had an audience! In 2008, I remixed it so that it could be sung in our church www.newlifelondon.com In 2013, I remixed it further, because I wasn't very happy with the drums on it. Enjoy

Monday, February 09, 2015

What happens when you mix Reggae and an old Scottish hymn on a council estate?

I love the lyrics Robbert Murray Mc'Cheyne wrote for his hymn 'When This Passing World Is done.' However, I felt that it really needed a new melody for us lot on the estate to sing. So I wrote a Reggae tune for it. I think that roots reggae is a great tool for contextualising worship music, cos everyone likes it, across many ethnicities and age ranges. I hope you enjoy: