Story Behind The Song

By Faith - Keith & Kristyn Getty

Keith & Kristyn Getty

Several years ago I turned to a wise and older friend for some much-needed advice. My friend humbly replied that while he didn't have all the answers, he'd gladly offer his shoulders for me to stand on, so to speak,...

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Salvations Song

Stuart Townend

Stuart is also a gifted worship leader, musician, recording artist and seminar speaker, and spends a good part of his year leading worship at major Christian events, doing solo concerts, recording studio albums, and training emerging worship leaders and songwriters....

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Great I Am - Song Devotional

Jared Anderson

Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?” God said...

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Psalm 62

In 2006 Aaron began a relationship with Kingsway Music, and in early 2007 Aaron spent a week at Abbey Road with producer John Hartley meeting and writing with some of praise and worships finest songwriters. Stuart Townend, writer of 'In Christ...

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Adoration

Brenton Brown

Brenton Brown is one of the most prolific songwriters of his generation. With five songs in the CCLI top 100 (including Lord Reign In Me, (Hosanna) Praise Is Rising, Your Love Is Amazing and Everlasting God), Brenton knows how to...

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Kingdom Of Comfort

Martin Smith

* *This is more than a song; it’s where we’re at as a band and individuals. We don’t profess to have answers to the big questions of living with the poor, the oppressed and the marginalised on our global doorstep but...

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We Believe - Song Devotional

“Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow-citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building...

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God Is Smiling

Martin Smith

This phrase came as a spontaneous song during the drop down section in the song ‘History Maker’.  I was talking about the things that make God smile, and also the things that don’t make Him smile.  Injustice and poverty are...

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Everlasting God

Brenton Brown is one of the most prolific songwriters of his generation. With five songs in the CCLI top 100 (including Lord Reign In Me, (Hosanna) Praise Is Rising, Your Love Is Amazing and Everlasting God), Brenton knows how to...

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All Glory

Nikki Fletcher

“Two years ago my husband and I moved to London, relocating from our hometown Sydney, Australia. Knowing that this is what God had called us to do we bought a one way ticket and said “so-long”, to our country, city,...

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Breathe On Me

‘Breathe on me’ was written in June 2009. I was sitting at the piano one day and praying for a friend who was very ill. A number of months later, at the age of 29, my friend lost his life....

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Our God Is Near - Devotional

Brenton Brown

The kingdom of our God is near, lift your eyes, lift your eyes The hope of heaven's drawing near, lift your eyes, lift your eyes…. You're blessed if you've been torn apart You're blessed if you've a broken heart For...

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Glorious

Look inside the mystery, see the empty cross, see the risen savior, victorious and strong. No one else above him. None as strong to save. He alone has conquered the power of the grave. Glorious, my eyes have seen the...

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We Lift You Up - Devotional

Brenton Brown

Almighty God, our heavenly Father, we have sinned in thought and word and deed, through negligence, through weakness, through our own deliberate fault. When I fell ill with a condition called Chronic Fatigue Syndrome nine years ago, one of the first...

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Second Chance

Homemade Worship By Handmade People. 'Second Chance' was written at a time in my life when I was struggling with the guilt and shame for the sin and personal failures in my life. I was so discouraged about patterns of sin...

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Come To Me

This outstanding track from The Loft Sessions was written by Jenn Johnson. Seeing the news of earthquakes and other natural disasters happening all around the world, she wanted to know what God was saying through all the chaos. Jenn heard...

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Dance Again

Dance Again is the story at the heart of the album that people are talking about. For it is when people hear how Dance Again came into existence that the bigger picture comes into focus.  The story belongs to Amanda Varty,...

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Rule In My Heart Song Devotional

Matthew 16: 24-27: Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life...

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Silent Night (Christ The Saviour Is Born)

*A new version of classic carol Silent Night has been recorded by multiplatinum-selling tenor Paul Potts. Silent Night (Christ The Saviour Is Born), with a new verse and chorus written by song writers Ben Cantelon and Nick Herbert, was commissioned...

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Hope And Glory

In the summer of 1984 a million people gathered in a handful of football stadiums across the country to hear Billy Graham preach the gospel. It seems like a whole century has passed since crowds that size wedged their way in...

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Hold On - Song Devotional

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our...

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Unbroken Praise - Song Devotional

Even though it’s the title song of the album, Unbroken Praise was the last one to be written. The day before the recording I’d been looking through the songs selected and felt we were missing something; a simple song, one with...

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It Is Well With My Soul - Song Devotional

In 1873 a lawyer called Horatio Spafford experienced an almost unbearable trag-edy. The ship that his wife and four daughters were on sank, and every one of his children died. Sailing across the Atlantic to join his wife, Spafford wrote...

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"Horizon" - the story behind the song

The song ‘Horizon’ was actually inspired by some personal events in my life. I've been struggling with my health for a long time and about two years ago it took a turn for the worse. I had to undergo surgery...

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Your Great Name - Song Devotional

“Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue...

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Overcome - Song Devotional

“Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ. For the accuser of our brothers, who accuses them before our...

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Majesty Of The Most High - Song Devotional

It was a beautiful moment when Chris Tomlin, Jonas Myrin and I gathered around the piano late one night at my home in England. I’d had this phrase in my songwriting journal for a while - Majesty of Most High...

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Everything - Song Story

A while back I stumbled across a Celtic poem, which started with the words, “God to enfold me, God to surround me, God in my speaking, God in my thinking.” It got me thinking about worship. Worship involves offering up...

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I Surrender - Song Story

Named Francesco, perhaps for his mother’s birthplace of France, Francis of Assisi was known as a trouble maker before he was known as a peace maker. The son of a prosperous silk merchant, Francis had the same wealth and notoriety...

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Here I Am To Worship - Song Devotional

Here. For some of us it’s a tricky place to be. In the future there’s a better version of ourselves. More money. More power. Less of the stuff that weighs us down today. Living in the present, resting in the...

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Houd Vol - het verhaal achter het lied (Hold On - The story behind the song)

Het was de kleinste kamertje waar ik ooit had geschreven. Een klein schuurtje in de tuin van Tim Hughes. We hadden daar afgesproken om het leven en lol te delen en ideeën voor liedjes te schrijven of te schrappen. Het is...

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King Of My Soul - Song Devotional

Will Weeks, George Mhondera, Jonas Myrin and I have got years of friendship behind us. It shapes the songwriting process and I firmly believe that it shows up in these songs. We were in Atlanta, and Will and George kickstarted the...

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Story Behind The Song At Your Name

Creation is alive, worshipping and responding to the Creator. The starlit heavens, the oceans below, the mountain heights, every creature great and small, have all been made for a purpose; to declare the glory of God and proclaim the works...

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I Surrender - Song Story

All Sons and Daughters

Named Francesco, perhaps for his mother’s birthplace of France, Francis of Assisi was known as a trouble maker before he was known as a peace maker. The son of a prosperous silk merchant, Francis had the same wealth and notoriety...

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You Hold It All Together

All Sons and Daughters

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Everlasting God

Brenton Brown

Brenton Brown is one of the most prolific songwriters of his generation. With five songs in the CCLI top 100 (including Lord Reign In Me, (Hosanna) Praise Is Rising, Your Love Is Amazing and Everlasting God), Brenton knows how to...

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Glorious

Brenton Brown

Look inside the mystery, see the empty cross, see the risen savior, victorious and strong. No one else above him. None as strong to save. He alone has conquered the power of the grave. Glorious, my eyes have seen the...

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Silent Night (Christ The Saviour Is Born)

Ben Cantelon

*A new version of classic carol Silent Night has been recorded by multiplatinum-selling tenor Paul Potts. Silent Night (Christ The Saviour Is Born), with a new verse and chorus written by song writers Ben Cantelon and Nick Herbert, was commissioned...

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Rule In My Heart Song Devotional

Beth Croft

Matthew 16: 24-27: Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life...

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Hold On - Song Devotional

Beth Croft

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our...

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Overcome - Song Devotional

Jon Egan

“Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ. For the accuser of our brothers, who accuses them before our...

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By Faith

Keith & Kristyn Getty

*The inspiration behind the modern hymn By Faith* Several years ago I turned to a wise and older friend for some much-needed advice. My friend humbly replied that while he didn't have all the answers, he'd gladly offer his shoulders for...

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Hope And Glory

Tim Hughes

In the summer of 1984 a million people gathered in a handful of football stadiums across the country to hear Billy Graham preach the gospel. It seems like a whole century has passed since crowds that size wedged their way in...

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Everything - Song Story

Tim Hughes

A while back I stumbled across a Celtic poem, which started with the words, “God to enfold me, God to surround me, God in my speaking, God in my thinking.” It got me thinking about worship. Worship involves offering up...

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Here I Am To Worship - Song Devotional

Tim Hughes

Here. For some of us it’s a tricky place to be. In the future there’s a better version of ourselves. More money. More power. Less of the stuff that weighs us down today. Living in the present, resting in the...

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Story Behind The Song At Your Name

Tim Hughes

Creation is alive, worshipping and responding to the Creator. The starlit heavens, the oceans below, the mountain heights, every creature great and small, have all been made for a purpose; to declare the glory of God and proclaim the works...

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Your Great Name - Song Devotional

Krissy Nordhoff

“Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue...

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Psalm 62

Aaron Keyes

In 2006 Aaron began a relationship with Kingsway Music, and in early 2007 Aaron spent a week at Abbey Road with producer John Hartley meeting and writing with some of praise and worships finest songwriters. Stuart Townend, writer of 'In Christ...

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Houd Vol - het verhaal achter het lied (Hold On - The story behind the song)

Kees Kraayenoord

Het was de kleinste kamertje waar ik ooit had geschreven. Een klein schuurtje in de tuin van Tim Hughes. We hadden daar afgesproken om het leven en lol te delen en ideeën voor liedjes te schrijven of te schrappen. Het is...

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Unbroken Praise - Song Devotional

Matt Redman

Even though it’s the title song of the album, Unbroken Praise was the last one to be written. The day before the recording I’d been looking through the songs selected and felt we were missing something; a simple song, one with...

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It Is Well With My Soul - Song Devotional

Matt Redman

In 1873 a lawyer called Horatio Spafford experienced an almost unbearable trag-edy. The ship that his wife and four daughters were on sank, and every one of his children died. Sailing across the Atlantic to join his wife, Spafford wrote...

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Majesty Of The Most High - Song Devotional

Matt Redman

It was a beautiful moment when Chris Tomlin, Jonas Myrin and I gathered around the piano late one night at my home in England. I’d had this phrase in my songwriting journal for a while - Majesty of Most High...

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King Of My Soul - Song Devotional

Matt Redman

Will Weeks, George Mhondera, Jonas Myrin and I have got years of friendship behind us. It shapes the songwriting process and I firmly believe that it shows up in these songs. We were in Atlanta, and Will and George kickstarted the...

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"Horizon" - the story behind the song

ICF Worship

The song ‘Horizon’ was actually inspired by some personal events in my life. I've been struggling with my health for a long time and about two years ago it took a turn for the worse. I had to undergo surgery...

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We Believe - Song Devotional

LIFE Worship

“Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow-citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building...

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Dance Again

LIFE Worship

Dance Again is the story at the heart of the album that people are talking about. For it is when people hear how Dance Again came into existence that the bigger picture comes into focus.  The story belongs to Amanda Varty,...

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No One Like Our God - Song Devotional

Matt Redman

I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of writing about the cross. I’ve written so many songs about it already, but there are so many angles from which you can ap-proach it. Besides, God’s mercies are new every morning -...

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Everlasting Arms - Song Devotional

Lou Fellingham

2016 was a challenging year for us. We were stepping out and believing in God’s promises but not necessarily seeing the fruit of what we were believing for straight away. We had to dig deep. It felt like a year...

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