Here's the songs we've been singing at Basecamp 2015 - you can click on the song titles to find music resources.
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Here's a list of the songs we've sung together at NextGen Week 2. Scroll down for a Spotify player and some ideas of where to find charts.
- 10,000 Reasons - M. Redman - Dmaj
- All Creatures of Our God and King - J. Baird, R. Baird, St. Francis of Assisi, W.H. Draper - Cmaj
- Be Thou My Vision - E.H. Hull, M.E. Byrne - Dmaj
- Before the Throne Of God Above - Bb-Cmaj
- Blessed Be Your Name - M. & B. Redman - Bbmaj
- Come Behold The Wondrous Mystery - M. Boswell, M. Papa, M. Bleecker - D
- Everlasting God - B. Brown - Amaj
- Grace Alone - D. Kensrue - Dmaj
- Here I Am To Worship - T. Hughes - Emaj
- Here is Love - R. Lowry, W. Edwards, W. Rees - D-Emaj
- How Deep The Father's Love For Us - S. Townend - Emaj
- How Marvellous (I Stand Amazed) - C.H. Gabriel, C. Tomlin - Emaj
- In Christ Alone - S. Townend - Emaj
- Jesus, Thank You - B. Kauflin - Gmaj
- Let Your Kingdom Come - B. Kauflin - Gmaj
- Man of Sorrows - B. Ligertwood, M. Crocker - Cmaj
- No Other Name - T. Hodge - Bbmaj
- O Breath of Life - E.P. Head, T. Hodge - Bbmaj
- Psalm 13 - T. Hodge - Emaj
- Rejoice - D. Kensrue, S. Townend - Gmaj
- Remain - B. Cantelon - Bbmaj
- Rock of Ages - A.M. Toplady, R. Buchanan - Bmaj
- Take My Life - F. Havergal, B. Manchester - Bmin
- This is Amazing Grace - J. Riddle, J. Farro, P. Wickham - Emaj
- This Life I Live - M. Morrow - Cmaj
- We Belong To The Day - M. Morrow - Emaj
- Who Is Our Strength - Dmaj
Where to find charts and resources...
Songselect is the online service of CCLI - its a great place to start looking for resources, and if your church has a Songselect licence, it makes it easy to keep a tab of copyright and links easily with presentation software like Pro-Presenter.
For all the Sovereign Grace songs, go to www.sovereigngracemusic.org - they've just updated the website with lots of resources and a great search function.
www.worshiptogether.com is the webfront for EMI affiliated artists and churches like Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman, Hillsong and Stuart Townend.
Finally, you can also check out www.trevorhodgemusic.com. From there you can download all my songs and resources for free. "Who Is Our Strength" is currently unpublished song that's been written with the support of my team on Patreon. If you'd like to help me devote time to writing more congregational songs like this, then check it out and let me know if you've got any questions.
The first breakout I sat in on was with Aaron Ivey from Austin Stone Community Church, on Shepherding Worship Leaders. Here’s some key points and reflections…
If we are given the privilege and responsibility of leadership, one of those responsibilities is to shepherd and pastor those we are leading on our teams. So we need to be…
Equipping and building those in our teams up to maturity - even with the small windows of opportunity we have with them (Eph 4:11-16)
Guard and protect them - especially from false teaching (Acts 20:28-30)
Humbly and gladly seeking to serve and share our lives with them (1 Peter 5:1-7)
Remember that we serve under the true and perfect Good Shepherd (1 Peter 2:25)
Three things (among many) that have the potential to derail this focus - borrowed from Henri Nouwen
A desire to be relevant. Our teams need us to be in stark contrast to the culture that is so often crushing them.
A desire to be spectacular. Reality check…Jesus is the one who is spectacular - lets not attempt to steal His glory!
A desire to be powerful. Remember Jesus’ model of leadership - laying down power for the sake of His sheep. Are we constantly laying down power for our team’s sake?
And a bunch of other random thoughts…
We need to intentionally make time to be with people - not just to get a job done, but to get to know each other better.
Related to the above - creative people thrive in community. Are we intentionally making opportunities for and encouraging community?
Teams are built on foundations…what are ours?
We need to be vulnerable question askers. How can I serve you better? How have I failed you? What are you dreaming about?
We need to create cultures of feedback.
We need to be leaders worth following.
I'm so grateful to have the opportunity to be here in beautiful (and freezing!) Kentucky at the Southern Baptist Seminary for the Doxology and Theology Conference. Here's a Friday morning summary...
Session 1 - Mike Cosper (if you haven't checked out his book Rhythms of Grace...you really should!) pointed out that the current cultural milieu (the 'water that we swim in') of immanence and "disenchantment" is in so many ways contrary to the transcendent and "enchanted" reality of God's Kingdom. It seems that transcendence is off somewhere above the ceiling, and history and depth and rootedness is under the floor, so we find ourselves stuck in a room of immanence - where what matters is the now, the observable, the programs and solutions and metrics. These are the values and ideals and realities that not only shape the cultures around us, but that also impact the way we engage with God and with each other. But in the same way that stories and habits have shaped present this culture, we need to be telling stories and learning habits that show us the Kingdom of God, where things are more than they seem - where two copper coins are more than great riches, where to gain your life you need to lose it, where defeat is really victory.
Session 2 was three mini(ish) talks...
Mike Bleecker reminded us of the amazing gift and privilege of having God's Word, and encouraged us to fill and surround everything we do with the Word of God - both figuratively and literally - his lyric slides often have related verses at the bottom or between verses.
Keith Getty shared 3 goals for their hymn writing
- That God's people would learn their lived faith (not just doctrine) through what they sing
- That they would inspire the holy act of congregational singing to be just that - congregational singing! That they would write songs that would blow you away, not just have 'singable melodies'.
- That they would be hymns that we might carry with us throughout our lives
Third up was Harold Best. I'd like to share with you what Harold shared...but there's no way I could do him justice! I'll post it up when it comes available, and then you'll see what I mean.
More coming soon...#
Last night we heard from Don Carson on John 4, and Paul Tripp from Col 3. I'll need to go back over my notes from Don's talk, but here's a few quick thoughts and challenges from Paul...
The danger of idolatry is never more present than in moments of the supposed worship of God
- We're all hardwired to seek, but it is also that we have life in its fulness already in God (Col 3:3-4)
- Therefore it is an act of Gospel amnesia for a believer to seek life - identity, affirmation, validation - anywhere else
- Our leadership of corporate worship will either affirm the fullness of life we have in Christ, or reveal we are gospel amnesiacs. What does my heart seek in the midst of serving in worship ministry?
Some 'things above' that we are to seek.
- Gods glory - there is NO glory for us in this. To take glory is to be a glory thief.
- Grace - we need the rescuing grace of Christ as much today as ever.
- Redemption - everything we do is as ambassadors of the redeemer
- Kingdom - we are building a kingdom...but who's?!
One of the reasons that God has given us music and exhorts us to sing together is that it both expresses and encourages our unity in the Gospel - and the singing at Oxygen 2014 definitely did that for me! But it is also so the "message about the Messiah may dwell richly among us" (Col 3:16) - so we were keen to select songs that you might take with you to your churches. So here's a list of the songs we sung at Oxygen, with the keys we did them in, and where you can go to find resources for your team - just click on the headings or artwork. Also, can I suggest grabbing the KCC app - you can download the main talks...and lots more to come!
With Bob Kauflin on board, it was natural that we featured quite a few Sovereign Grace songs...some which would have been familiar to most of us, but some that you may not have come across before - "Shine into our night" had to be one of my favourites!
Click on the title above or the artwork below to get to their website. They've just updated their music website...its probably the best featured search site I've come across, and each song page has everything you could ever want...in multiple keys!
If you're looking for more articles and teaching from Bob, go to www.worshipmatters.com
Songs and Key
All Creatures of our God and King - C
Before the Throne of God Above - C - D
Behold the Lamb - C
Glorious Christ - G
Jesus, Thank You - G
Let Your Kingdom Come - G
My Redeemers Love - C
O Great God - C - D
Shine Into Our Night - E
Show us Christ - Bb
Worship Together is the website for artists on the EMI label - including Matt Redman, Chris Tomlin and Hillsong. As well as being able to search, listen and download charts, they've got plenty of articles and video to check out.
Songs and Key
10,000 Reasons - D
Amazing Grace - D
Here I Am To Worship - E
How Deep The Father's Love - E
How Marvellous - E
In Christ Alone - D - E
Man of Sorrows - C
This I Believe - G
Songs and Key
No Other Name - Bb
You are the Way - C
You can find a demo and charts for "You are the Way" on my Patreon page - and you can also help me devote time to writing new songs by becoming a patron yourself!
Songs and Key
No Other Name - Bb
We Belong ToThe Day - E
The arrangement of the other hymns were original to the Oxygen band - we might see if we can some recordings up sometime...but in the meantime, here's the keys we did them in.
Be Thou My Vision - D - E
Holy Holy Holy - Bb - C
How Great Thou Art - Ab - Bb
The Solid Rock (My Hope) - D - E
Rock of Ages - G
Listen to Oxygen songs on Spotify
It was such a privilege to serve at the Oxygen 2014 Conference. Loved working with this team (legends!)...and it was SO GOOD to have Julie and Bob Kauflin join us! And for those who were there singing with us...thanks for making such a joyful noise! Also, thanks to the CityAlight for some great new songs (check them out if you haven't already) and giving us a night off!
But more importantly, it was humbling, joyful time of looking away from ourselves and beholding Jesus. If you weren't able to make it, you should definitely get the KCC app, and have a listen to some of the talks...any of them...you can't really go wrong!
It was such a privilege to be a part of the Micah Challenge Australia "Voices for Justice" conference to do just that - remember and reflect on God’s heart and passion to alleviate suffering, and then, in His name and strength, step into the political system and speak up for those who are impacted by injustice.
But its pretty clear God wants us to keep singing about this as well - so many of the Psalms appeal to God’s justice, righteousness and compassion.
Here’s some of the songs we learned over the weekend (plus a few more) that you might want to introduce in your church. I pray they might help align your hearts with God’s and encourage you as you move into action!
Micah Song - Charts and Lyrics on www.patreon.com/trevorhodgmusic - click on the zip file.
Walk in Love - Charts and Lyrics. On the album "We Are Alive"
I don’t know if you think much about tax? I generally avoid thinking about it until its that time of the year again. But its really important - tax is good! Public health care, roads and transport, education, emergency services…even the ABC and Peppa Pig are things we enjoy because of public funding through tax.
Over the last couple of days at Voices for Justice, we’ve been learning a lot about tax dodging - basically, the way that corporations and individuals take advantage of ‘creative accounting’ and tax havens to minimise the amount of corporate tax they pay, For example, you may have heard about the example of Google in Australia - that while they made an estimated $1,000,000,000 profit in the Australia market in 2011, they paid only $74,176 in tax (no…that’s not a typo…there’s no missing zeros!) That a lot of money not being returned into the infrastructure and services of the Australian community. Read about it here. And they’re not alone…this is common business practice - at least 61 of the ASX Top 100 companies have subsidiaries companies in tax haven countries.
However, the effect it has to us pales in comparison with the impact these business practices have on developing nations...
How does that make you feel? Is this something we should care about? What has it got to do with worship? I’ll share some more thoughts tomorrow…
I'm really looking forward to leading the singing at Voices for Justice over the weekend - not only the opportunity to sing and serve, but it will be a unique opportunity to learn, grow, be challenged, repent and speak up for the values of God's Kingdom and the people he loves. I'll keep the blogs and tweets coming, so keep checking back if you want to share the journey with me.
But you can also get involved from where ever you are right now...post a 'shine the light' selfie and shoot it to your local MP this weekend...we'll be talking about the impacts of tax dodging and corruption with them next week, so let your voice be heard as well. Read more about it at www.shinethelight.com.au
So…its been a while between blogs! My apologies…I had great intentions of posting lots of news throughout April, but discovered that my internet access (and available time when you’re travelling with two young boys!) was pretty scarce! So now that we’re back on home turf, here’s a look back at the past month.
Early in April, I had the privilege of leading worship at the European Christian Mission Biennial conference in Umag, Croatia. ECM is a group of people from all over the world who are working all over Europe to help plant and grow churches, and the Biennial is their opportunity once every two years to gather together to share news and stories, to learn, grow and encourage one another. We made the trip across as a family, and my particular role was to gather a group of musicians and singers from within the ECM team, and lead times of worship each day of the conference.
One of the highlights for us personally was hearing the different stories of what God is doing across Europe. Often, you hear the tag of “post-christian” applied to Europe. But rather than any sense of longing for what was, we really perceived from everyone a sense of thankfulness for what God is doing now in their communities…and great hope and excitement for what is yet to come! Watch the clip below or check out the ECM website to find out more and pray for those serving across Europe. Who knows…you might even want to get involved?!
Look out for some more music / worship specific reflections coming soon...
It was a real privilege to lead a few thousand guys in singing over the last two weekends at the Mens Katoomba Convention - filling our lungs and hearts with glorious truths like...
"For God the just was satisfied to look on him and pardon me..."
"Not merit of my own I claim but wholly lean on Jesus name....Dressed in his righteousness alone - faultless to stand before the throne..."
Here's a spotify songlist with all the songs we sang, and if you're looking for lead sheets or music, check out songselect.com