Music: Darlene Zschech; Book:"Rise"/Easter Devotional; Free Song +More Guitar Video Blog
to Digital Worship News, Edition 69. This issue includes 4 different resources. First is a review of the new excellent new album "Revealing Jesus", from worship leader/songwriter Darlene Zschech and songwriter/producer Israel Houghton. Second is a review of "Rise: An Eight Day Easter Devotional"- a booklet guidebook by author Dan Wilt. Third, is a free song download "All The Poor And Powerless" which is a free MP3 and chord chart download of a wonderful song from the group All Sons & Daughers! Finally, we've included another guitar demo entry from the "Worship Song Video Blog", this time demonstrating the classic song "Come And Fill Me Up" written by Brian Doerksen!
blessings, Kim Gentes
REVIEW: "Revealing Jesus"- Darlene Zschech
We all know the song "Shout to the Lord". We all know that Darlene Zschech was its author and that she was the well-known face and voice of Hillsong Australia worship leadership for two decades. After hearing she would be putting out a new live worship album, I was interested to hear it. Later, I heard Israel Houghton would be producing and I knew it would be a stellar musical experience. Well, I finally listened to the album. WOW!
Houghton's production and Zschech's voice would be enough for a great musical experience, but that is just the beginning here! In addition to combing the talents of these two musical Grammy winners, this album contains great songwriting/co-writing efforts, great guest vocals and the entire project is wrapped up in Darlene's genuine gifting as a worship leader. I went through this album several times. At first, I was just listening for great songs. But you can't listen long to this project before you are pulled (or hurled may be a better metaphor) into all out praise, celebration and worship...
...In "Rise: An Eight Day Easter Devotional", Dan Wilt (author, teacher, speaker, radio host) crafts a planned but luscious menu for the soul of the Christian, feeding them through the Passion week. If this devotional is a menu, each day is a meal- and a full meal it is! Beginning at Palm Sunday (the Sunday before Easter), Wilt lays out a daily devotional that brings you through to Easter Sunday with clear purpose and rich understanding.
Each day's devotional contains an introductory paragraph, a short scripture quotation, a concise devotional teaching, a brief reflective prayer and a summary question. And while the devotional resource has an inspiring aesthetic, the beauty of this booklet is its terse format woven around such a deeply meaningful prose...
Free Song: "All the Poor & Powerless" - All Sons and Daughters!
As one looks through the Biblical record, we see an amazing series of real lives. Some resounding with hope, some with triumph, some hurting and some broken. Amidst these poignant moments, we see the real story of God's love and power bursting on to the scene, intervening to bring His presence and justice.
It is this thread of mercy and justice that rises up in us, as God gives us strength that gives songs like "All the Poor and Powerless". This is a song pointing us to a desire to see the justice of the kingdom come to the aid of the poor and powerless...
...What really gripped me about this song, was getting out my guitar and starting to play along and sing this song. The lyrics begin to leap off the page and you realize what you are singing. It sinks deep into your heart and flows back up as a declaration, and a realization that on that day:
We will sing out "Hallelujah"
I encourage you to download BOTH the mp3 and the chord chart and engage with this song.
Free Song Download "All The Poor & Powerless" by David Leonard & Leslie Jordan
Click here to download the free song MP3 and chord chart!
Worship Song Video Blog: "Come & Fill Me Up" (Brian Doerksen)
Session 2 of the Worship Song Video Blog includes a guitar demo/example of playing the song "Come And Fill Me Up" (written by Brian Doerksen). This video blog series highlights songs that are classics and new songs that may not be represented on videos and guitar demos elsewhere, but are great songs nonetheless. We are happy to highlight them here.
This is a video blog with guitar tips and ideas that includes the video demonstrating the song intro/rhythms and arrangement on guitar...