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worship music for november 20, 2011 [Christ the King Sunday, Year A]

Contemporary Worship MusicThis week we'll focus on the reading from Matthew 25:31-46, while also using the reading from Ezekiel.

While we typically shy away from blended worship models, this week might be a good week to include a traditional hymn. Crown Him With Many Crowns works well with the readings for this Christ the King Sunday. While they haven't recorded a version of Crown Him With Many Crowns, the folks over at Page XVI are doing some interesting stuff with hymns - check 'em out if you're looking for a fresh take on an old favorite.

In addition to the Christ as king imagery, songs which perhaps have a social justice slant to them (while relying on God's grace and mercy) would work well with the readings from Matthew and Ezekiel, as would songs that use sheep/shepherd imagery. The notion of the "the least of these" plays heavily into our selections this week.

As such, below are the top 10 worship songs for this Sunday. If you're looking for some additional worship song recommendations based on these themes, make sure you check out the searchable Song Index.You can search for contemporary worship songs by theme, title, or artist.



top 10 worship songs for november 20, 2011

1. Crown Him With Many Crowns


Crown Him With Many Crowns - The Shadow of Your Wings: Hymns and Sacred Songs | Sheet Music

2. King- Audio Adrenaline


King - Audio Adrenaline: Greatest Hits | Coming Soon!


3. O Praise Him - David Crowder Band


O Praise Him (All This for a King) - Illuminate| Sheet Music (Digital Download)

4. The Twenty-First Time - Monk & Neagle


The Twenty-First Tme - The Twenty-First Time | Sheet Music Coming Soon!

5. We Could Change the World - Matt Redman


We Could Change the World - 10,000 Reasons | Sheet Music

6. The Well - Casting Crowns


The Well - Come to the Well| Sheet Music Coming Soon!

7. Never Once - Matt Redman


Never Once - 10,000 Reasons | Sheet Music

8. Holy (Jesus You Are) - Matt Redman


Holy - 10,000 Reasons| Sheet Music

9. I Refuse - Josh Wilson


I Refuse - See You | Sheet Music Coming Soon!

10. Your Grace is Enough - Chris Tomlin


Your Grace Is Enough - Arriving | Sheet Music (Digital Download)




a field guide to contemporary worship

Now available for purchase via Augsburg Fortress, A Field Guide to Contemporary Worship is a must-have guide for anyone thinking about starting a contemporary worship service, and an essential reference work for those wondering about the nuts and bolts of instrumentation, arranging, working with microphones and speakers, and much more!

A Field Guide to Contemporary WorshipWritten by a church musician and a pastor who have experienced the joys and challenges of this popular form of worship, A Field Guide to Contemporary Worship provides field-tested ideas and hints and a wealth of illustrations.

In this book you will learn how to form a worship team, how to build a repertoire, how to lead effective rehearsals, the basic of music arrangement and orchestration, how a PA system works, and how to arrange/assemble a sound system (including info on microphones and speakers).

If you've already been so kind as to purchase a copy [thanks, Mom], please make sure you take advantage of the supplementary material to the book found in the "Field Guide Extras" section. You'll find a ton of free contemporary worship resources, including a searchable index of contemporary worship songs organized by theme.

Order A Field Guide to Contemporary Worship (via Augsburg Fortress)