Every once in a while I’m asked by pastors and/or worship leaders at smaller and/or more traditional churches what new songs would work for their congregations. Apart from a hymnal, and maybe (just maybe) some songs from the late 70’s, their repertoire has pretty much remained stagnant.
I’m going to be gracious in my definition of “new” and include (except for one) songs from the last fifteen years that, for most congregations, should probably be added to the repertoire.
These songs might seem old to you. If so, this post isn’t for you. This is for the churches who have never sung these. Here are some suggestions.
In Christ Alone
Written by Stuart Townend and Keith Getty, © 2001 Thankyou Music.
How Deep the Father’s Love for Us
Written by Stuart Townend, © 1995 Thankyou Music.
Written by Stuart Townend, © 1998 Thankyou Music.
The Power of the Cross
Written by Stuart Townend and Keith Getty, © 2005 Thankyou Music.
Blessed Be Your Name
Written by Matt and Beth Redman, © 2002 Thankyou Music.
Holy is the Lord
Written by Chris Tomlin and Louie Giglio, © 2003 worshiptogether.com songs.
How Great is Our God
Written by Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, and Jesse Reeves, © 2004 worshiptogether.com songs.
Here I am to Worship
Written by Tim Hughes, © 2000 Thankyou Music.
Before the Throne of God Above
Written by Charitie Lees Bancroft in 1863 (Public Domain), music by Vikki Cook © 1997 Sovereign Grace Music.
Shout to the Lord
Written by Darlene Zschech, © 1993 Hillsong Publishing.
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Please add any you think I’m missing!