Setlist - 24 Feb 2013
Sunday morning at Kings

  • [G] Here for you - Matt Redman, Jesse Reeves, Tim Wanstall, Matt Maher
  • [A] How great thou art - tr. Stuart K. Hine
  • [A] Great is the Lord - Steve McEwan
  • [E] Your grace is enough - Reuben Morgan
  • [Cm] The Servant King - Graham Kendrick
  • [Eb] Your grace is enough [chorus] - Reuben Morgan
  • [D] I surrender all - Judson van De Venter
  • [Bb] May the words of my mouth - Tim Hughes

A costly morning for me personally, but very good from a worship point of view.

The band were sounding great. We really brought life to the songs from the off. 'Here for you' was as big as we've ever been.

I broke a string during 'How great thou art' which slightly messed with my pacing for the opening set. I had planned a pause for contributions before 'Your grace' but by the time we got there I couldn't afford another break in momentum. It was a good run nonetheless.

Mark's sermon emphasised Christ the Servant King as the model for our own discipleship. The choice of song to open response wasn't difficult. I've never really been happy with my arrangements of 'The Servant King' before but we really got it right today: vulnerable in the verses with lifting choruses.

The lyrical theme of 'You grace' is somewhat similar to 'The Servant King', so I reprised the chorus. It was an effective response.

We came up with a lovely version of 'I surrender all' as well.

I was talking with the band today about musical styles. We aim for a Radio 2-ish sound, with the intention that the largest proportion of people will be able to relate. But mainstream pop music has moved on a long way from Coldplay-esque rock (our mainstay). I wonder how much we need to embrace more contemporary sounds.

Nate and Charlie were bringing some fresh musical references in the rhythm section this morning and I was glad of it.