Emerging Worship Songs: Love Of God Revealed

We’ve just begun a new section of our Institute website that features Emerging Worship Songs.

Today, we’ve posted a hymn I’ve written, entitled Love Of God Revealed. I began writing this piece some years ago, but have now finished.

The demos are simple and very rough, but enough to give a good feel for the song. Feel free to use it in your context if it feels like a fit and will serve the worship life of your community.

Here’s our blurb from the site on what we’re doing:

Beginning, October 1, 2008, here you will begin to find emerging worship songs, born out of the Institute’s vision to embed rich theology in the context of contemporary worship music. Newly written hymns, and fresh renderings of ancient prayers and perspectives will meet with the energies of the modern worship expression in simple, acoustic demos.

Songs for Church Seasons and Events, such as:
Lent And The Passion
Easter (6 weeks)
Ordinary Time (Gospels and wider biblical stories and themes)

Songs On Emerging Church Themes, such as:
Creational Theology
Ancient Wisdom
Missional Church
Cosmic Redemption
Personal And Corporate Salvation

Check in October 1 for fresh creations-with-a-mission flowing from our community.


Sheltering Mercy: Prayers Inspired by the Psalms

Sheltering Mercy, along with its companion volume, Endless Grace, helps us rediscover the rich treasures of the Psalms—through free-verse prayer renderings of their poems and hymns—as a guide to personal devotion and meditation.

The church has always used the Psalms as part of its prayer life, and they have inspired countless other prayers. This book contains 75 prayers drawn from Psalms 1-75, providing lyrical sketches of what authors Ryan Smith and Dan Wilt have seen, heard, and felt while sojourning in the Psalms. Each prayer is a response to the Psalms written in harmony with Scripture. These prayers help us quiet our hearts before God and welcome us into a safe place amid the storms of life.

This artful, poetic, and classic devotional book features compelling custom illustrations and foil-stamped hardcover binding, offering a fresh way to reflect on and pray the Psalms.