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worship music for sunday, august 23

Contemporary Worship MusicThe readings for Sunday, August 23 are: Joshua 24: 1-2a, 14-18, Ephesians 6:10-20, Psalm 34:15-22, and John 6:56-69. As such, we'll be using the Ephesians and Psalm texts for our service order this week.

Along these lines, the keywords that stick out from the selected texts are: strength, faith, and deliverance. If you're looking to tie in with the Gospel for this week, most Communion-related stuff will work well also...

Back to our themes for the week, I might consider putting in an arrangement of A Mighty Fortress Is Our God. As it's a congregational favorite, sticking in a hymn might be a nice touch this week.

As with most hymns, I usually go through and cut out about 50% of the chords, in order to make the song a little more band-friendly. Chord changes on every beat tend to make a song sound choppy when played on guitar - feel free to be creative when adapting a hymn to your ensemble.

Additionally, I'm looking for some songs that center around the idea of faith, and deliverance from affliction. As we've been dealing with a Communion-based theme for the last few weeks, it'll be nice to get some different songs in the rotation.

As such, below are the top 10 worship songs for this Sunday. If you're looking for some additional song recommendations based on these themes, make sure you check out the searchable Song Index.



top 10 worship songs for sunday, august 23

1. God Almighty
- Chris Tomlin


Chris Tomlin - Hello Love - God Almighty | Sheet Music (Digital Download)

2. MercyMe - Hold Fast


MercyMe - Coming Up to Breathe - Hold Fast | Sheet Music (Digital Download)

3. Awesome is the Lord Most High - Chris Tomlin


Chris Tomlin - See the Morning - Awesome Is the Lord Most High | Sheet Music (Digital Download)

4. Solid Rock - Delirious


Delirious - The Mission Bell - Solid Rock

5. The Cross - Charlie Hall


Charlie Hall - Porch and Altar - The Cross

6. I Will Overcome - Charlie Hall

I Will Overcome - Charlie HallDownloads:

Charlie Hall - On the Road to Beautiful - I Will Overcome | Sheet Music (Digital Download)

7. Strong Tower - Kutless


Kutless - Strong Tower - Strong Tower | Sheet Music (Digital Download)

8. Unfailing Love - Chris Tomlin


Chris Tomlin - Arriving - Unfailing Love | Sheet Music (Digital Download)

9. Walk the World - Charlie Hall


Charlie Hall - The Bright Sadness - Walk the World | Sheet Music (Digital Download)

10. Praise the Father, Praise the Son - Chris Tomlin


Chris Tomlin - Hello Love - Praise the Father, Praise the Son | Sheet Music (Digital Download)



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