Composer: Words & Music Louise Mathieson
Notes: Louise Mathieson, a member of The Salvation Army Worship Art team in Australia, has written a song that reminds us of the truth that God’s gift to the world, Jesus, was born for each one of us. His coming, his sacrifice conquered fear and brings us freedom. The song invites us to worship the Saviour King, Christ the Lord, the one born for you - and me!
Composer: Words & Music Daniel Casey
Notes: This song continues to build, from the opening solo strumming of the Acoustic Guitar to the full flight of the band, vocal soloist and backing choir. The focus of the lyrics is on the child “Born On Christmas Day”; our Lord and Saviour, the King of kings. This is a mid-tempo song with a relaxed, contemporary feel. There is ample space in the music for congregations to think about the impact of the defining event - that first Christmas Day.
Composer: Words & Music Julia Roper
Notes: Come Glorify is a beautiful song written by Julia Roper, a member of The Salvation Army Worship Arts team in Australia. The song tells the story of the brith of Jesus, referencing the elements that have become so intrinsically part of this special time in history. The song encourages us to "Come worship the King, open your heart, praises we sing. O come, lift His name high, Jesus our Saviour, come glorify."
Composer: Words & Music Nicola Poore
Notes: Nicola Poore has written a worship song that will be well received by congregations during the Christmas season and throughout the year. The melody will be readily picked up by congregations with lyrics that powerfully remind us that Jesus comes with hope and light, to a world that is hurting, weary and confused. God is with us forever.
Composer: Words & Music Chris Brindley
Notes: Chris Brindley has written a strong, catchy, melodic song, with stylistic hat tips to the Disney musicals in its production and arrangement. This is a joyful, up-tempo, energetic song that proclaims “Messiah's birth”. The music is not difficult but there is enough to keep the musicians engaged and interested while the melody and lyrics are easily accessible for singers and congregations. This tune, and the uplifting feel, will continue to resound in your ears; you will find yourself humming the tune and singing the words well after the band actually stops playing.
Composer: Words & Music Nathan Rowe
Notes: For Salvationists, all over the world the title of this song will immediately be familiar and conjure up memories of singing the words penned by Benjamin Russell Hanby; this is not that song! Nathan Rowe has provided us with a thoughtful song which allows the question to be brought right back to us individually…..”Who Is He, Who is He to me?”
Composer: Words & Music Lara Johnstone & Callum Greenaway
Notes: Written specifically for the 2021 Self Denial Appeal, this beautiful song encaptures Jesus' command: Love your neighbour. The song encourages us to "…encounter Your heart and Your heart transform my mind, for my mind informs my hands and my hands can change a life."