Recent and new songs

From time to time we learn new songs in our services.  Here you can listen to some of the songs we’ve learned recently as well as songs we’re planning to introduce in future services.  This may help you to learn them more quickly.

‘Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth.’  (Psalm 96:1)

God is a holy God

God is a holy God is a simple echo song by Paul Sheely.  Its message (in reverse order to the lyrics):  God opens his arms to welcome us in when we put our trust in Jesus, who died to wash us clean from the sin that separates us from our holy God.

This is another song from the all-age Bible overview album The King, the Snake and the Promise.  You can buy the enhanced CD containing the song here:  https://emumusic.com/pages/uk-store

Guess what happened long ago? (Glory to God)

This Christmas-themed all-age song, by Felicity and Bryson Smith and Philip Percival, was written as part of a children’s Bible overview resource, The King, the Snake and the Promise. We’re singing it for the first time in our Countdown to Christmas all-age service (11th December 2016), when we’ll be considering whether the story of Jesus is fairytale or fact.

You can buy the enhanced CD containing the song here: https://emumusic.com/pages/uk-store

The world belongs to God (Jesus saves! Jesus saves!)

The gospel of salvation in Jesus sung to the tune of Jingle Bells!

You can hear this song on the albums King of Christmas and King of the Jungle. You can buy the song or these albums as MP3s or CDs here:

http://store.colinbuchanan.com.au/products/king-of-christmas-cdincluding-backing-tracks-1

http://store.colinbuchanan.com.au/products/king-of-the-jungle-cd

Joy has dawned upon the world

Joy has dawned upon the world is a modern carol by Stuart Townend and Keith Getty that retells and rejoices in the promised dawning of everlasting joy. Sung as a choir item at our Carols by Candlelight service in 2015, Joy has dawned is being taken up this year as a congregational carol.

To view the lyrics for this song, click here: https://www.stuarttownend.co.uk/song/joy-has-dawned/

To buy the album containing this song, click here: https://www.stuarttownend.co.uk/shop/albums/the-best-of-stuart-townend-vol-2-live/
Facing a task unfinished

Facing a task unfinished was was originally written in 1931 by Frank Houghton. This fresh arrangement with an additional chorus was written by Keith and Kristyn Getty and others in 2015. We’ll sing it for the first time at HPC on Sunday 30th October 2016 as we consider God’s mission to the world as part of our sermon series on Jonah.

To view the lyrics, listen to and/or buy the music, or simply to find out more about the background to the hymn, please click here: http://www.gettymusic.com/facing-a-task-unfinished/

There are kings, there are queens (Kings and Queens)

This all-age song, by Nick and Becky Drake, gives us reasons and means to celebrate the supremacy of Jesus. Shout out loud: Jesus reigns!

To view the lyrics for this song or to listen to and / or buy the music, click here: http://worshipforeveryone.com/2010/07/kings-queens

In Ephesians three, verse eighteen (How broad, how long)

This action song by John Hardwick helps us to commit to memory some of the Bible’s teaching about Christ’s love. The challenge of fitting in the repeated lyrics and actions as the tempo increases and increases is great fun! We’re introducing the song for our Big Top holiday club (August 2016), and in particular to reinforce the wideness of God’s mercy as we encounter Jonah the escape artist!

To buy the CD pack containing this song, click here: http://johnhardwick.org.uk/store/product/34-Songs-For-All-Occasions-2-CDs

See him coming (Glory and power to the One who loves us)

This song, by Mark Peterson, helps us to look forward with joy to the day of Jesus’ second coming and to his everlasting reign.

To view the lyrics for this song or to buy the album that it comes from (New Song In My Heart) in CD or digital format, click here (and scroll down to S: See him coming:  https://emumusic.com/pages/song-index-1

Jesus is the Lord (Came down from heaven)

Jesus is the Lord (Came down from heaven), an all-age song by Paul Sheely, rehearses truths about Jesus’ birth, death, resurrection, ascension and coming again.  It enables us to proclaim (even shout!) together:  Jesus is the Lord!

The song comes from the album The King, the Snake and the Promise.  You can buy the enhanced CD containing the song here:  https://emumusic.com/pages/uk-store

The trumpets sound (The feast is ready)

This song of celebration was written by Graham Kendrick for his 1989 album Make Way for the Cross.  We’re singing it for the first time at HPC on 8 May 2016 as part of a service with a celebration theme – including a talk on the parable of the lost son (from Luke 15), the baptism of one of our church family and some special birthdays to celebrate!

To view the lyrics for this song, click here:  http://www.grahamkendrick.co.uk/songs/item/229

Big words that end in SHUN!

From revelation to substitution, from imputation to redemption, Colin Buchanan’s Big words that end in SHUN! unpacks the meanings of various big Bible words to help us understand what God has done through his son, Jesus.

You can hear this song on the albums Super Saviour and King of the Jungle.  You can buy the song or these albums as MP3s or CDs here:  http://store.colinbuchanan.com.au/products/super-saviour-cd-mp3-album

http://store.colinbuchanan.com.au/products/king-of-the-jungle-cd

Cornerstone

Hillsong’s Cornerstone uses words from Edward Mote’s hymn My hope is built on nothing less, with additional words and music by Eric Liljero, Rueben Morgan, and Jonas Myrin.  The song is about trusting only in Jesus’ completed work on the cross in our Christian lives today and for our salvation when he returns.

To view the lyrics or to buy the music for this song, click here:  http://www.worshiptogether.com/songs/cornerstone/

Clap your hands

Clap your hands is an all-age song by Kate and Philip Percival that helps us to celebrate what God is like and what he’s done both in creation and in salvation.

The song comes from the album The King, the Snake and the Promise.

You can buy the enhanced CD containing the song here:  https://emumusic.com/pages/uk-store

He wraps himself in light (Creator, sustainer)

This song, by Matt Searles, is a contemporary setting of words from Psalm 104.  It helps us to dwell on the theme of God’s greatness in creation and to express our praise to the LORD, who created and sustains all things.

To view the lyrics, listen to the song or buy the album that it comes from in CD or digital format, click here:  https://mattsearles.bandcamp.com/track/creator-sustainer-psalm-104

Long live the King

 This all-age song, by Paul Sheely, celebrates Jesus’ kingship and focuses our thoughts on his return.

To buy the album that the song comes from (Get Ready!) in CD or digital format, click here:  https://emumusic.com/pages/uk-store