Category Archives: Global

GIA’s Abana

No one tells me anything. I just stumbled across a recording of my anthem Abana at the GIA website.

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Father in Heaven

In my work on Global Songs for Worship I wrote a lot of arrangements. A. Lot. I’m a constant musical tinkerer, so I often take a previous idea and build on it, depending on what musicians I have available. On 9/13/15 … Continue reading

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All of My Heart, voiceover edition

A while back I discovered the Brazilian congregational song writing duo of Rubem Amorese and Toninho Zemuner. They produce an astounding number of songs, all of them good. When they found out I had translated “Adoracão” into English, they were kind enough … Continue reading

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O Come, Holy Spirit (Sarwar)

One of the great things about my church is that we have a constant stream of interesting people joining us from all around the world. One of them is Eric Sarwar, a musician from Pakistan. Eric and I have collaborated before. This … Continue reading

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Psalm 137: By the Babylonian Rivers

“By the Babylonian Rivers” is one of my favorite songs from Global Songs for Worship and one of my favorite Psalm settings in general. We used it at COS last week and I decided that the line “Lord God, hear your … Continue reading

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O Lord May Your Kingdom Come (Isaiah 11)

Sunday evening was Church of the Servant’s Lessons & Carols service. In it we sang a new song based on Isaiah 11: the peaceable Kingdom. The song was an East/West collaboration between Pakistani Eric Sarwar and me. He wrote the … Continue reading

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Somos uno en Cristo / We Are One in Christ Jesus

There’s a wonderful little song called “Somos uno en Cristo” that is making its way into a number of recent hymnals. Unfortunately, the arrangement that invariably appears with the song doesn’t bring out the best in it. I decided to … Continue reading

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Let the Spirit of the Lord Come Down (Nigeria)

Listen. Look. Read: A few days ago, a friend of mine, Wendell Kimbrough, asked about a Nigerian song he had heard. I checked it out and was immediately smitten. It has everything you’d want in an African praise chorus: it’s … Continue reading

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One Generation in Singapore

It’s very satisfying to know that half a world away, the Kampong Kapor Methodist Church of Singapore sang my song as part of their 120th year anniversary celebrations!

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Psalm 125: All Those Who Trust (choral arrangement)

MP3: All Those Who Trust (Psalm 125) Last year I told the story of how I stumbled upon Rubem Amorese’s music. I’ve been following him and Toninho Zemuner ever since, starting with a translation of “Proteção” and following it up with … Continue reading

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