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What are good songs for BAPTISMS?
Sorry, no songs compiled at this time.

What are good songs for CELEBRATIONS?
Here is a list of some songs as recommended by members of the [Worship] email discussion group:

  • All Things Are Possible (Darlene Zschech; 1997 Integrity's Hosanna! Music)
  • Ancient of Days (Gary Sadler, Jamie Harvill; 1992 Integrity's Hosanna! Music)
  • Great Big God (Robert Critchley; 1997 Wild Ox Publishing)
  • Joy In The Holy Ghost (Russell Fragar; 1996 Integrity's Hosanna! Music)
  • King Forever ["Oh Our Lord and King"] (Alan Rose; 1997 Kingsway's Thankyou Music)
  • Kingdom Celebration (Andrew Smith; 1993 Mercy/Vineyard Publishing)
  • Lord of The Dance (Kevin Prosch; 1996 7th Time Music\Integrity's Hosanna! Music)
  • Louder Than The Radio (Martin Smith; 1995 Curious? Music UK)
  • My First Love (Stuart Townend; 1996 Kingsway's Thankyou Music)
  • New Song Arisin' (Darrell Evans; 1997 Integrity's Hosanna! Music)
  • River Of Fire ["Who Paints the Skies?"] (Stuard Townend; 1995 Kingsway's Thankyou Music)
  • Romans 16:19 (Dale Garrett, John Mark Childers, Ramon Pink, Graham Burt; 1991 Scripture In Song)
  • Shouts of Joy (Ed Kerr, Paul Baloche; 1995 Integrity's Hosanna! Music)
  • Sweeping Through the City (1996 Integrity's Hosanna! Music)
  • The Lord Reigns (Rick Founds; 1982 Maranatha! Music)
  • The River Is Here (Andy Park; 1994 Mercy/Vineyard Publishing)
  • The Happy Song (Martin Smith; 1994 Curious? Music)
  • There's Joy (Connie Sinnott, Jeremy Sinnott; 1997 Rejoice Publishing & Productions)
  • Undignified ["I Will Dance, I Will Sing"] (Matt Redman; 1995 Kingsway's Thankyou Music)
  • We Want To See Jesus Lifted High (Doug Horley; 1993 Kingsway's Thankyou Music)

What are good songs for CHILDREN'S WORSHIP?
Here is a list of some songs as recommended by members of the [Worship] email discussion group.

  • Blue Skies And Rainbows
  • Jehovah Jireh (Merla Watson; 1974 Sound III, Inc.\Universal - MCA Music Publishing)
  • Jesus Is Lord, My Redeemer
  • Jesus Is The Rock And He Rolls My Blues Away (Tony Congi; 1974 Tony Congi Music)
  • Jesus, Name Above All Names (Naida Hearn; 1974, 1978 Scripture In Song)
  • Let The Children Dance (Danny Daniels; Mercy/Vineyard Publishing)
  • Lord I Lift Your Name on High [with hand motions] (Rick Founds; 1989 Maranatha! Music)
  • Pharoah, Pharoah (Tony Sbrana; 1971 Tony Sbrana)
  • Sanctuary (John W. Thompson and Randy Scruggs; The Whole Armor Publishing)
  • The Lord Is In His Holy Temple
  • This Is The Day
  • Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus (Helen Lemmel; 1922, 1950, 1983 Singspiration Music)

What are good songs for CHRISTMAS?
Here is a list of some songs as recommended by members of the [Worship] email discussion group:

  • Immanuel (Michael Card; 1986 Birdwing Music)
  • Like Christmas All Year 'Round (whole album by Dennis Jernigan; Shepherd's Heart Music)
  • Mary Did You Know? (Mark Lowry & Buddy Greene; 1991 Word Music)
  • Ring the Bells (Dan Burgess; 1993 Maranatha! Music)
  • The Song of Christmas (Dean Krippaehne; 2000 dean krippaehne music)
  • Till Christ Was Born (whole album by Kucenski & Voogt; 2000 Kucenski & Voogt)
  • NOTE: Lots of Christmas song ideas as: songsofpraise.org/christmas.htm
  • NOTE: Many Christmas CDs available at WorshipMusic.com

What are good songs for COMMUNION?
Here is a list of some songs as recommended by members of the [Worship] email discussion group:

  • A Communion Hymn for Christmas (E. Margaret Clarkson, Tom Fettke; 1986 Word Music, Inc.)
  • Above All (Lenny LeBlanc, Paul Baloche; 1999 Integrity's Hosanna! Music\LenSongs Publishing)
  • As We Come (Darcy L. Watkins; 1992 Darcy L. Watkins)
  • At the Cross (Randy Butler, Terry Butler; 1993 Mercy/Vineyard Publishing)
  • Aue (Wayne Huirua; 1998 Parachute Music)
  • Beautiful, Scandalous Night (Derald Daugherty, Steve Hindalong; 1995 New Spring Publishing\Never Say Never Songs)
  • Before the Throne of God Above (Charite Lees Bancroft, Vikki Cook; 1997 PDI Worship)
  • Bread of Life
  • By His Blood (Steve Merkel; 1998 Integrity's Hosanna! Music)
  • By His Wounds (Leigh Briggs; 1980 Scripture in Song)
  • Come As You Are (Brent Helming; 1996 Maranatha Praise, Inc.)
  • Come Celebrate Jesus (Claire Cloninger, John Rosasco; 1983 Straightway Music)
  • Come Share the Lord (Bryan Jeffery Leech; 1984, 1987 Fred Bock Music Company)
  • Come To The Table (Claire Cloninger & Martin J. Nystrom; 1991 Integrity's Hosanna! Music\Word Music, Inc.)
  • Commune With Me (Kirk Dearman; 1981 Maranatha Praise, Inc.\Word Music, Inc.)
  • Communion Prayer
  • Communion Song (Barry McGuire; 1977 Sparrow Song\Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc.\Shaunda Music)
  • Eat This Bread (Jacques Berthier; GIA Publications)
  • Feed Us Now
  • Feel the Nails (Ray Boltz, Steve Millikan; 1989 Sonworshipers Music\Shepherd Boy Music)
  • Gather Us In (Marty Haugen; GIA Publications)
  • Glory To The Lamb (Larry Dempsey; 1983 ZionSong Music)
  • He Was Nailed to the Cross For Me (F. A. Graves; Public Domain)
  • Here, O My Lord, I See Thee Face to Face (Horatius Bonar; Public Domain)
  • Holy Holy Holy Hosanna (Peter Scholtes; 1966 F.E.L. Assigned. 1991, 1992 Lorenz Publishing Company)
  • How Beautiful (Twila Paris; 1990 Ariose Music\Mountain Spring Music)
  • I Am The Bread Of Life (Suzanne Toolan; Celebration Services/GIA)
  • I Come By the Blood (Steve Cook, Vicki Cook; 1994 PDI Worship\Word Music, Inc.)
  • In Remembrance of Me (Cheri Keaggy; 1996 Sparrow Song)
  • Jesus is Precious
  • Lamb of God (Twila Paris; 1985 Straightway Music\Mountain Spring Music)*
  • Let Us Break Bread Together
  • Meet with Me
  • Nothing But The Blood of Jesus* (Robert Lowry; Public Domain)
  • Oh How He Loves You And Me (Kurt Kaiser; 1975 Word Music, Inc.)
  • Oh The Blood of Jesus
  • One Bread, One Body (John Foley; New Dawn Music)
  • Once Again (Matt Redman; 1995 Kingsway's Thankyou Music)
  • Only The Blood (Brian Doerksen; 1990 Mercy/Vineyard Publishing)
  • Our Blessing Cup (John Michael Talbot; 1982 Birdwing Music\BMG Songs, Inc.)
  • Power in the Blood
  • Redeemer, Savior, Friend (Chris Springer, Darrell Evans; 1999 Integrity's Hosanna! Music)
  • Remember Me (Gerrit Gustafson & Martin Nystrom; 1990 Integrity's Hosanna! Music)
  • Take This Cup
  • Taste And See (James Moore; GIA Publications)
  • Taste And See (John Michael Talbot; 1985 Birdwing Music)
  • The Blood of Jesus (Michael J. Pritzl; 1990 Mercy/Vineyard Publishing)
  • The Blood will Never Lose Its Power (Andre Crouch; 1966 Manna Music, Inc.)
  • The Old Rugged Cross
  • There Is A Fountain
  • This Is My Body (Jack Hayford; 1980 Pilot Point Music)
  • To Be Your Bread (David Hase; Cooperative Ministries)
  • We Remember You (Kirk Dearman; 1988 Maranatha Praise, Inc.)
  • We Will Meet You There (John Chisum & Jeff Slaughter; 1994 Integrity's Hosanna! Music)
  • We Will Remember (Gary Sadler, Lynn DeShazo; 1997 Integrity's Hosanna! Music)
  • What the Lord Has Done In Me (Reuben Morgan; 1998 Reuben Morgan (Hillsong))
  • Written In Red (Gordon Jensen; 1984 Word Music, Inc.)
*Note: these were recommended as special music

What are good ideas for a COMMUNION service?
Here is a list of some suggestions by members of the [Worship] email discussion group:

  • "Remember Me" communion service musical presentation (by Chick Morrison; Broadman Press 1979)
  • If you have a loaf of bread, you can break it, and ask those who wish to take communion to come forward and have each one break off a piece from the loaf. This can be used to help teach them about their own role as a fully-ranked member of the kingly nation of priests, and their need to accept His sacrifice for themselves and to minister it for themselves, to themselves.
  • One of the other neat teaching tools that I have seen used is to use a very sweet loaf of bread and a very, very dry tart wine, even to a point of being doctored with herbs. The reminder is that this act of sacrifice on Jesus part was sweet blessing to us, while His death was a bitter, hard act for Him. We as Christians need more understanding or awareness of the depth of the sacrifice He made. Not just merely dying, not even just "merely" giving up the glory of His deity. He who knew no sin became sin for us. Sin, the most repugnant thing there could be for One who did not know what sin was. The bitterest part of His cup must have been knowing that Father had to turn His head ("Why hast Thou, even Thou, forsaken me?).
  • Set up a station or more with designated servers. Have families go up together to receive communion. After they receive and consume the bread and wine, the servers then spend some time praying over them. You can expand beyond on this concept and invite people to come in groups instead of just families. This helps singles not feel aliented and can promote unity in the church body.
  • Set up several stations. During a time of instrumental music or quiet singing, people make their way to a station, rip off a piece of bread, dip it in some grape juice, and consume it. They can then spent some time at the station in quiet, personal reflection and prayer or do so back at their seats.
  • Another variation on the several stations concept (see above) is to invite people to come up in small groups, serve each other and then pray for each other.
  • Have someone bring in a "bread making machine" and bake the bread in the room that you will be having communion just prior to communion. The smell of fresh baked bread does wonders for setting the "tone" of the service. (You may want to have a trial run before you actually need it so that you can tell about the temperature, drafts, etc). If you want to take it one step further and even press the grapes, remember that the feet on the carpet might leave a bit of a stain.
  • One group mentioned that they laid a large cross in the middle of the floor with grapes and bread sitting on it.
  • Use slides and video to show images of the last supper/crucifixion scenes while taking communion. Sometimes with silence, sometimes with backing music (either some of the singers or a CD).
  • One church "spiked" the wine with vinegar, to remind them of the pain of the cross. They didn't find it that successful as there were more laughs and twisted up faces than there was understanding. The idea was interesting, though.
  • Give the people two four-inch nails and some red wool, fashioned in the form of a cross.
  • Make paper and pens available for people to right down their sins. Provide a cross up front where people can nail their sins to it before taking communion. A variation would be to provide a candle in a dish to burn the paper in.
  • Before the service starts, arrange small circles of maybe six or eight chairs each. When it is time for communion, ushers bring a tray to each circle with a small loaf of bread a pitcher of juice/wine, and several cups. People in each circle share the communion celebration together. One or more people in the circle offers prayers of thanks for Christ's sacrifice. Have someone pour the juice/wine into the cups and each person rip off a piece of bread (a sizable piece of bread and enough wine to suggest a meal), or you can go around the circle with one serving the next. People eat and drink when they are ready; there is no time restrictions imposed by a leader up front. You can have some quiet music playing in the background during this communion time.
One contributor had a good comment: "Basically, try to involve people in it. Stimulate their eyes with banners/images, their ears with words/music/silence, their nose with smell!, their touch with objects, their mouth with different tastes. We always try to prompt an active response rather than just a passive one, and though it is more often reflective to begin with, it has also often built into real celebration and joy. Anything that helps us remember Jesus, and what he has done for us.

What are good songs for EASTER?
Here is a list of some songs as recommended by members of the [Worship] email discussion group:

  • Alleluia, He is Coming (Martha Butler; 1979 Mercy/Vineyard Publishing)
  • At The Cross (Terry & Randy Butler; Mercy/Vineyard Publishing)
  • Because He Lives (Gloria & William Gaither; 1971 William J. Gaither, Inc.)
  • Celebrate Jesus (Gary Oliver; 1988 Integrity's Hosanna! Music)
  • Christ The Lord Is Risen Today (hymn)
  • Crown Him With Many Crowns (hymn)
  • Easter Song (Keith Green; Birdwing Music)
  • Hallelujah To the Lamb (Debbye Graafsma, Don Moen; 1997 Integrity's Hosanna! Music)
  • He Lives (hymn)
  • He Shall Reign Over All The Earth (Marc Chopinsky; 1988 Integrity's Hosanna! Music)
  • Jesus Is Alive (Ron Kenoly; 1987 Integrity's Hosanna! Music)
  • Jesus Is Coming Again (Loralee Thiessen; 1996 Mercy/Vineyard Publishing)
  • Lord, I Lift Your Name on High (Rick Founds; 1989 Maranatha Praise, Inc.)
  • Low in the Grave He Lay (hymn)
  • Mourning Into Dancing (Tommy Walker; 1992 Integrity's Praise! Music)
  • My Redeemer Lives (Reuben Morgan; 1998 Reuben Morgan (Hillsong))
  • Once Again (Matt Redman; 1995 Kingsway's Thankyou Music)
  • Shout To the Lord (Darlene Zschech; 1993 Darlene Zschech (Hillsong))
  • Thank You For the Cross (Mark Altrogge; 1990 Integrity's Praise! Music\PDI Praise)
  • The Lord Reigns (Dan Stradwick; 1980 Scripture In Song)
  • The Stone's Been Rolled Away (Geoff Bullock; 1992 Word Music, Inc.\Maranatha! Music)
  • This Is Love (Terry Butler & Mike Young; 1998 Mercy/Vineyard Publishing)
  • We Sing Your Mercies (Mark Altrogge; 1997 PDI Praise)
  • Yes Lord, I Believe (Ed Kerr, Paul Baloche; 1994 Integrity's Hosanna! Music)

What are good songs for FUNERALS?
Here is a list of some songs as recommended by members of the [Worship] email discussion group:

  • Alleluia, He is Coming (Martha Butler; 1979 Mercy/Vineyard Publishing)
  • Because He Lives (Gloria & William Gaither; 1971 William J. Gaither, Inc.)
  • Eternity (Brian Doerksen; 1994 Mercy/Vineyard Publishing)
  • He Will Come And Save You (Bob Fitts, Gary Sadler; 1995 Integrity's Hosanna! Music)
  • I Lift My Eyes Up (Brian Doerksen; 1990 Mercy/Vineyard Publishing)
  • I Want To Be Where You Are (Don Moen; 1989 Integrity's Hosanna! Music)
  • I Will Still Be With You (Dennis Jernigan; 1993 Shepherd's Heart Music, Inc.)
  • My Jesus, I Love Thee (hymn; Adoniram Gordon)
  • Nearer Still Nearer (Lelia N. Morris; public domain)
  • On Eagles Wings (Michael Joncas)
  • It Is Well With My Soul (Horatio G. Spafford, Philip P. Bliss; public domain)

What are good songs for MISSIONS?
Here is a list of some songs as recommended by members of the [Worship] email discussion group:

  • All Nations (John Chisum & George Searcy; 1989 Arlose Music and Tourmaline Music)
  • Go Forth In His Name (Graham Kendrick; 1990 Make Way Music)
  • Jesus Lead On (Brent Helming; 1996 Mercy/Vineyard Publishing)
  • Let The Flame Burn Brighter (Graham Kendrick; 1989 Make Way Music)
  • Let Our Talents And Tongues Employ (Lutheran Hymnal Supplement)
  • Let Your Glory Fall (David Ruis; 1993 Mercy/Vineyard Publishing)
  • Open Up The Gates (Ken Medema, Sheldon Curry; 1983 Ken Medema Music/Brier Patch Music)
  • Make Me A Servant (Kelly Willard; 1982 Maranatha! Music/Willing Heart Music)
  • Our God Reigns (Leonard E. Smith; 1974, 1978 Leonard E. Smith, Jr./New Jerusalem Music)
  • Our Heart (John Chisum & George Searcy; 1993 Integrity's Hosanna! Music)
  • Psalm of Thanks (Andy Park; 1992 Mercy/Vineyard Publishing)
  • Shout To The North (Martin Smith; Curious? Music)
  • Show Your Power (Kevin Prosch; 1991 Mercy/Vineyard Publishing)
  • Spirit Of The Sovereign Lord (Andy Park; 1994 Mercy/Vineyard Publishing)
  • Take My Life And Let It Be (Frances Havergal; Public Domain)
  • The Earth Shall Be Filled (Ron Coile & David Morris, 1990 Integrity's Hosanna! Music)
  • Where He Leads Me (Edward W. Blandy; public domain)
  • You Said (Reuben Morgan; 1998 Hillsongs)

What are good songs for OPENING a worship service (songs of invitation)?
Here is a list of some songs as recommended by members of the [Worship] email discussion group:

  • Come Now Is The Time To Worship (Brian Doerksen; 1998 Vineyard Songs (UK/Eire))
  • Holy One (John Barnett; 1995 Mercy/Vineyard Publishing)
  • I Will Call Upon The Lord (Michael O'Shields; 1981 Sound III, Inc.)
  • I Will Enter His Gates (Leona Von Brethorst; 1976 Maranatha! Music)
  • Meet Us (Cindy Rethmeier; 1996 Mercy/Vineyard Publishing)
  • We Welcome You (Danny Daniels; 1987 Mercy/Vineyard Publishing)

What are good songs for PRAYER?
Here is a list of some songs as recommended by members of the [Worship] email discussion group:

  • I Will Pray (Danny Chambers; Integrity's Hosanna! Music)
  • Make Us A Prayer (Rita Springer; 1991 Mercy/Vineyard Publishing)

What are good songs for SPIRITUAL WARFARE?
Suggested songs might deal with victory, protection and overcoming, not necessarily just battle. Here is a list of some songs as recommended by members of the [Worship] email discussion group:

  • A Mighty Fortress (Martin Luther; Public Domain)
  • Above All Else (Kirk & Deby Dearman; Integrity's Hosanna! Music)
  • Awesome God (especially the verses) (Rich Mullins; 1988 BMG Songs, Inc.)
  • Break Dividing Walls (David Ruis; 1993 Mercy/Vineyard Publishing)
  • Days of Elijah (Robin Mark; 1996 Daybreak Music, Ltd.)
  • Did You Feel The Mountains Tremble (Martin Smith; 1994 Curious? Music)
  • Greater Are You (Mark Altrogge; 1997 PDI Praise)
  • He Will Come and Save You (Bob Fitts, Gary Sadler; 1995 Integrity's Hosanna! Music)
  • I Have Decided (Don Potter; Morningstar)
  • I Went To The Enemy's Camp (Public Domain)
  • I Will Call Upon The Lord (Michael O'Shields; 1981 Sound III, Inc.)
  • If God Is For Us - Romans 8 (Sheri Keller; 1998 Mercy/Vineyard Publishing)
  • Joshua's Army (Scott Brenner; 1996 Scott Brenner)
  • Lift High the Banner of Love (Richard Gillard; 1975 West Wind Music)
  • Making War in the Heavenlies (George T. Searcy; 1989 Tourmaline Music, Inc.)
  • Mighty Savior (Danny Daniels; 1989 Mercy/Vineyard Publishing)
  • Onward, Christian Soldiers (Arthur Seymour Sullivan, Sabine Baring-Gould; Public Domain)
  • Raise Up an Army (Steve & Vikki Cook; 1988 PDI Music)
  • Romans 16:19 (Dale Garrett, John Mark Childers, Ramon Pink, Graham Burt; Integrity's Hosanna! Music)
  • Soldiers of Christ, Arise (Charles Wesley, George J. Elvey; Public Domain)
  • Some May Trust In Chariots (Lynn DeShazo; 1992 Integrity's Hosanna! Music)
  • Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus (George J. Webb, George Jr. Duffield; Public Domain)
  • The Battle Belongs to the Lord (Jamie Owens-Collins; 1985 Fairhill Music)
  • The Lord Reigns (Dan Stradwick; 1980 Scripture In Song)
  • The Name of the Lord (Clinton Utterbach; Utterbach Music Publishing Company)
  • The Victory is the Lord's (Kevin Prosch; 1987 Mercy/Vineyard Publishing)
  • Victory Chant (Joseph Vogels; 1985 Scripture in Song)
  • Warrior King (Holland Davis; 1991 Mercy/Vineyard Publishing)
  • We Are Strong In The Lord (Dennis Jernigan; 1989 Shepherd's Heart Music, Inc.)
  • We Want to See Jesus Lifted High (Doug Horley; 1993 Kingsway's Thankyou Music)
  • Wounded Soldier (Danny Daniels; 1985 Mercy/Vineyard Publishing)
  • You Have Broken the Chains (Jamie Owens-Collins; 1990 Fairhill Music)

What are good songs for TRAGEDIES?
Here is a list of some songs as recommended by members of the [Worship] email discussion group:

  • A Shield About Me (Donn Thomas & Charles Williams; 1980 Spoone Music Corp. and Word Music)
  • Exodus XV (Frank Gallio; 1982 Mercy/Vineyard Publishing)
  • Faithful One (Brian Doerksen; 1989 Mercy/Vineyard Publishing)
  • Father, I Want You To Hold Me (Brian Doerksen; 1989 Mercy/Vineyard Publishing)
  • God Will Make A Way (Don Moen; 1990 Integrity's Hosanna! Music)
  • Heal My Fragile Heart (Bob Branch; Mercy/Vineyard Publishing)
  • Heal Our Nation (Trish Morgan; 1986 Thankyou Music)
  • Hiding Place (Wayne Drain; Scripture in Song)
  • I Believe In Jesus (Marc Nelson; 1987 Mercy/Vineyard Publishing)
  • I Lift My Eyes Up (Brian Doerksen; 1990 Mercy/Vineyard Publishing)
  • It Is Well With My Soul (Horatio G. Spafford, Philip P. Bliss; public domain)
  • Lead Me To The Rock (Lynn DeShazo; 1985 Integrity's Hosanna! Music)
  • Lord Have Mercy (Graham Kendrick; 1991 Make Way Music)
  • Oh Lord Have Mercy On Me (Carl Tuttle; 1985 Mercy/Vineyard Publishing))
  • Not Be Shaken (Norm Strauss; 1993 Remnant Records)
  • Save Us Oh God (Kevin Prosch; 1991 Mercy/Vineyard Publishing)
  • Spirit Touch Your Church (Kim Bollinger; 1990 Integrity's Hosanna! Music)
  • Strength Of My Life (Leslie Phillips; 1984 Word Music, Inc.)
  • Whom Have I But You (David Ruis; 1996 Mercy/Vineyard Publishing)
  • You Are My Hiding Place (Michael Ledner; 1981 Maranatha! Music)
  • You Are Still Holy (Rita Springer; 1998 Mercy/Vineyard Publishing)
  • You're My Refuge (Randy N. Wright; 1988 Integrity's Hosanna! Music)

What are good songs for WEDDINGS?
Sorry, no songs compiled at this time.



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