Setlist - 6 Nov 2016
Sunday morning at Kings

Tags: communion

  • [Eb] Come, let us worship Jesus - Graham Kendrick
  • [F] To God be the glory - Fanny Crosby
  • [F] This is amazing grace - Phil Wickham, Josh Farro, Jeremy Riddle
  • [F] Crowns - Michael Fatkin, Scott Groom, Benjamin Hastings
  • [Eb] Jesus Christ, I think upon your sacrifice - Matt Redman
  • [E] Nothing but the blood - Robert Lowry
  • [Bb] Did you feel the mountains tremble? - Martin Smith
  • [Bb] Jesus saves - Tim Hughes
  • [F#m] The Spirit of the sovereign Lord - Andy Park
  • [F#m] Our God is an awesome God - Rich Mullins

It wasn't clicking for me personally this morning, but I think it went well overall.

Over recent months I've always come to lead worship with a very clear sense of the heart of what I'm aiming for, but I was a bit fuzzy this morning. And then as I began to rehearse I found my throat was sore and singing was difficult. In those kind of circumstances, I readjust my aims to just lead a solid morning.

I had a good thematic run through the opening block and communion: giving glory to God for everything he has done for us. I ran 'To God be the glory' in F (rather than G) into 'This Is Amazing Grace'. That's a nice link. Then I taught 'Crowns' from the new Hillsong album.

If you have any negative preconceptions when I say "new Hillsong album", I urge you to check out 'Let There Be Light'. It has some great sounds and some great songs.

'Crowns' is probably the most obviously congregational song. A solid hymn of the cross, with a very manageable congregational range. The first verse is a somewhat generic tree/Calvary idea, but the rest of the song is a wonderfully sustained mediation on the upside down Christian values of riches and loss. The second verse bears quoting in full:

How is it I should profit
While He is crucified?
Yet as His life was taken
So I was granted mine

If you think it's easy to write such a profound and well-balanced four line stanza, my guess is you've never tried!

The song went well enough this morning. With four verses and a rolling chorus melody, I think it will take a couple of times singing together before it becomes natural.

Mark preached on the community and mission of the Church in Acts. 'Did You Feel' lifted brilliantly in response. I've had that on the setlist but unused several times in recent weeks. Lots of people brought spoken contributions today.

A positive, healthy morning, despite my own feelings.