New #loops at for #worship Hillsong music #sundaysetlist #sundaysetlists

Coming off of two week hiatus on stage — you can feel the rust falling off the guitar strings. It’s bad enough to have people ask, “So what DOES a music guy do full time at a church?”  A simple smile and stating, “Well, the songs are usually picked in the car on the way to church.”  That usually produces a nice stare.

There are now two more loops available at for some Hillsong music that have been striking a chord with our worshippers lately. We’ve already been singing This Is Our God — and I’m planning on trying out Our God Is Love and Forever Reign (hoping for it to connect with the majority of worshippers at TBC).  This brings up a point that the musicians/techs and I talked about several weeks ago.

There are times a lead worshipper must select songs which may not resonate with the him/herself. You see, it’s our job to lead worshippers in the direction God wants — using the methods His spirit it guiding us to use.  So, there are probably times that His Spirit (I’m not trying to be mystical here) might prompt us to do something we really don’t want to do.  You might say, “God wouldn’t work that way.”  Really?  Check out plenty of Bible stories where God used completely opposite methods to move people where He wanted them to be.

So when it comes to worship songs — I may not like a particular choice stylistically. However, if they connect with the worshippers and God is using the song as a method of connecting with those He loves…then by all means, sing on.

One area I’m not willing to compromise are the lyrics/words. Gotta be honest here.  If the words are most important, I’ll ditch the song if it is weak.  If it’s a strong lyrical song, I’ll try a different style if the style doesn’t work for me.  But the words have to nail it.

Setlist for August 15, 2010

  2. Test – click LEFT and loop RIGHT
  3. Sound Check – Full Band
  4. Sound Check – Vocals
  6. Set 1 – August 12, 2010
  7. ___ PAUSE click here (cue)
  8. ___ Spacer (10 minute silence)
  9. Set 2 – August 14, 2010
  10. ___ PAUSE click here (cue)
  11. ___ END click here (cue)
  13. Everlasting God – loop and click 116 BPM
  14. You Are Good – loop and click 130 BPM
  15. ___ PAUSE click here (cue)
  16. Hungry – loop and click 86 BPM
  17. This Is Our God – loop and click 81 BPM
  18. O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing – loop and click 109 BPM
  19. ___ END click here (cue)
  21. Everlasting God (A)
  22. You are Good (A)
  23. Hungry (Falling on My Knees) – Key of C
  24. This Is Our God (E)
  25. O for a Thousand Tongues (D)

2 Responses to New #loops at for #worship Hillsong music #sundaysetlist #sundaysetlists

  1. Kristen says:

    How do you know when a song is or isn’t connecting with the worshippers? Do they usually give feedback?

    • verticalresonator says:

      Great question. Feedback comes in the following formats:

      1. Look out and see if people are singing (common sense, if people ain’t singing…they ain’t connecting) 2. The musicians will tell you if they connect with the songs (they are worshippers too) 3. Off stage people will have a conversation with me, email me, and/or call me and simply mention “Hey, I don’t get this song…”

      I’m sure there are other ways, but these are the main ones for me.

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