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Psalms, hymns, spiritual songs (STAND2010 set list)

This past week I had the privilege of leading worship in song for the STAND for the Gospel conference hosted at HBC. It was a joy to lead the attendees in worshipping our Lord for His unsurpassed work of redemption, and standing firm in the gospel of our glorious God. Folks came from a variety of denominations and churches across New Zealand (and even Australia), and of course we had Conrad Mbewe from Lusaka Baptist Church in Zambia (who incidentally sings very exuberantly!)

Given that attendees come from varying church backgrounds and musical styles and preferences, it was an interesting challenge in selecting the range of songs we sang. Our music teams over the weekend ranged from a full praise band — complete with a small brass and wind section — to an a cappella mens quartet singing in four-part harmony. All in all the variety of musical styles were united by strong gospel-centred lyrics and truths.

Many of the hymns we sang were public domain, and we introduced a few newer songs by Sovereign Grace Music and the gifted songwriting duo of Keith Getty and Stuart Townend.

Below is the list of the songs and messages. Clicking on a message title will take you to the STAND2010 site where you can download the message – they are highly recommended, whether or not you were at the conference. In particular, Conrad’s sermon on the Sunday morning will not make you view church the same way again!

Crown Him with Many Crowns (Resolved version) – video
Soli Deo Gloria (Sovereign Grace Music) – lyrics
1. Conrad Mbewe – Standing Firm in the Sufficiency of Scripture
Salvation Belongs to our God (Howard/Turner) – lyrics

How Great Thou Art – lyrics
Great is the Gospel – lyrics
And Can It Be? – lyrics
2. Conrad Mbewe – Standing Firm in the Centrality of the Gospel
The Solid Rock – lyrics

O Great God (Sovereign Grace Music) – lyrics
By Faith (Getty/Townend) – lyrics
Let Your Kingdom Come (Sovereign Grace Music) – lyrics
3. Conrad Mbewe – Standing Firm: A High View of God in Evangelism
Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus (Michael W Smith version) – video

See What a Morning (Getty/Townend) – lyrics
From Everlasting (Brian Doerkson) – video
How Great is our God (Chris Tomlin) – lyrics
The Power of the Cross – lyrics
4. Conrad Mbewe – Standing Firm: A High View of God in Worship
Soli Deo Gloria – lyrics

Great is Thy Faithfulness (Selah version) – video
Be Thou My Vision – lyrics
Refiner’s Fire (Brian Doerkson) – video
5. Conrad Mbewe – Standing Firm: Leading a Disciplined Life
Behold the Lamb/Communion Hymn (Getty/Townend) – lyrics
In Christ Alone (Getty/Townend) – lyrics

I’ll be ducking down for work for a couple of days, but I hope to post on some reflections from the conference soon.


STAND for the gospel 2010 this weekend

So in less than 12 hours our church is hosting the inaugural STAND for the Gospel bible conference. The keynote speaker is Conrad Mbewe from Zambia, and I just know it’s going to be a weekend of solid, convicting, gospel-centred preaching as well as a great opportunity to meet and fellowship with like-minded Christians from all over NZ.

I’m serving as one of the worship leaders during the weekend along with the rest of the immensely committed music, sound and tech teams. From the music side at least, I know we’ll be singing a mix of enduring hymns of the faith, together with some of our newer Christ-exalting favourites. By God’s grace all the elements will come together; it will be an honour and a joy to bring Him glory this weekend!

If you’re interested come on down this weekend and check out one of the sessions for yourself (the schedule is here). Particularly on Saturday, there’s a full day of sessions, workshops and a panel discussion. In addition, Denys from Gracebooks NZ in Hastings is bringing his bookshop up to Auckland (well, the books in his bookshop at least!).

With all this on offer, hopefully I’ll see some of you this weekend! I will be tweeting (at www.twitter.com/wchong) using the hashtag #STAND4tg2010.

Soli deo gloria!