In 1992 producer/engineer Martin Smith (vocals and guitars) teamed up with studio owner Tim Jupp (keyboards) and graphic designer Stew Smith (drums) to provide the music for a local event aimed at joining the dots between church and young people. The blend of Smith’s open hearted lyrics with the rest of the band’s home grown delivery made immediate sense to those who saw it first hand.
Within four years the band were full time – joined by Stu G on guitars and Jon Thatcher on bass – and within five they were releasing singles and albums into the UK charts. Their early Cutting Edge recordings had shaped the way people thought of worship music; the tracks released from 1997’s King Of Fools edited the way in which the mainstream music industry thought about Christian bands.
At the same time the North American market was getting ready to embrace the band. Sparrow signed them and kicked off with the release of their Cutting Edge back catalogue, which eventually went gold. With that under their belts the market then got to sample King Of Fools, which took up lodgings in the Billboard ‘Heatseekers’ Chart for 18 weeks, selling 200,000 copies. The single ‘Deeper’ performed a similar role in America to the one it had tucked into back home: sitting at the very top of the Christian CHR Charts for six weeks. The band, it appeared, had well and truly landed.
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These are the best moderate fast worship songs in a 3/4 time signature.
As you plan out your summer worship services, consider adding in one or more of these top songs and reminding the people in your congregation about the importance of their messages and themes. Download the simple chord chart arrangements for your small group or outdoor service.
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Through quiet reflection and time with just a guitar, piano, or simply just one's voice, here is a list of worship songs that help focus on the personal relationship with Jesus.
A sacrificial offering, a suffering servant. God offered up His only son, so that He may not be served but that He would serve others. The lamb, sinless and pure, was laid upon the cross to invite the righteous back to the table of the Lord. This sacrifice is what evokes our victory over death. Here is a list of songs focusing on the Lamb of God.