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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This is as up-to-date as it gets. If a new song hits the airwaves and it starts trending fast, chances are you will be able to spot it here. If an old song suddenly spikes because of a unique current event, you'll see that here as well. So get out a bag of popcorn and hit refresh every 10 minutes to watch the race. Listen on Spotify.
With all this new worship music coming out every week, choirs are more important than ever. Whether your style is traditional, contemporary, or charismatic, a worship choir puts the focus on people who want to actively lead worship -- with their voices and their faces. We have made sure that all the best worship songs have vocal sheets with parts to sing for soprano, alto, bass, and tenor voices. If you can make room on your team for a choir, (or even just want to break into parts) these songs will raise the roof in your church!
PraiseCharts chord charts are transposable, editable, capo friendly and ready for both digital and print use. They match the recordings you know and love, and provide noted tempo and worship-friendly fret diagrams. After experiencing chord charts from PraiseCharts, you may never want to download another kind of chord chart again!
Our list pulls in the most popular choral songs on our website, scoring them on a trending scale to help you find new songs for the worshipping choir and re-discover old ones. Find more choral worship and choral anthems here.
Your pianist wants as few pages as possible to have to flip while playing, so we took away the vocal staff so you don't have to use scissors and tape to do it yourself. The two staves of the scored piano part, with just a few vocal cues, keeps this part easy to manage while providing the fully noted part your piano player needs. These piano parts are the exact parts found in the piano/vocal charts... just without the vocals. Need the vocal charts as well? Check out the Piano/Vocal Packs.
God calls his people to live in unity with one another, so it is important to make every effort to live together in harmony with everyone. Regardless of beliefs and differences, God commands us to do all in love. These are worship songs and hymns that help us engage in worshipping God together. Download the chord charts, vocal sheets, orchestrations, patches, and multitracks.