On Worship

Joy to the World (Psalm 98)

Joy to the World (Psalm 98)

“The Messiah’s Coming and Kingdom” Isaac Watts (1674-1748) Psalm 98:4-8 One of our best-loved Christmas carols isn’t really about Christmas.(Technically, it isn’t even a carol.) It’s one of a set of paraphrases of the book of psalms, converted into hymn form by the 17th-century “Father of English Hymnody,” Isaac Watts: Joy to the world, the […]

Practical Tips for Worship Leading

Practical Tips for Worship Leading

Originally published August 2006. These ideas are in a rough and unpolished form. I wrote them down one evening while they were in my mind for some reason, and since then several people have told me this was very helpful in their own work in worship music. This is still very much how I do […]