My book Exodus for You is now available in Spanish.
Here’s a new song about prayer which I’ve co-written with Phil Moore and Ben Slee. It was originally written to use in prayer meetings, but in fact it also worked well at the Keswick Convention this year. A live recording is available on the album ‘Longing’. Here’s the lead sheet. The lyrics are below.
Eternal Father, gracious King
we come to you in prayer,
accept the pleas your children bring,
enfold us in your care.
Lord in your mercy: hear our prayer.
Lord in your mercy: hear our prayer.
To your throne of grace we come
by your Spirit through your Son:
in your mercy, hear our prayer.
2. We come to you in Jesus’ name,
we plead his precious blood.
We leave behind our guilt and shame
secure within your love.
3. We come because the Spirit speaks
to calm our doubt and fear,
puts “Abba, Father” on our lips,
and calls us to draw near.
CCLI No. 7133132
Tim Chester, Phil Moore, Ben Slee © 2019 Admin. by Song Solutions (www.songsolutions.org)
Last year I wrote a song for Remembrance Sunday with Colin Webster and Phil Moore of Cornerstone Worship. Their friend Matt Vosper has now kindly written a full piano score version of the sheet music.
O Lord, we look upon the past,
rememb’ring those who went before
who heard the call and bore for us
the brutal, bloody face of war.
We think of them and think of you,
who came to earth as one of us,
to share our pain and bear our wounds,
and make the final sacrifice.
2. O Lord, we look around today
and see a world in conflict still.
We pray for those who strive for peace,
who stand for truth or lives rebuild.
We weep with those whose hearts are scarred,
whose way is hard, whose hope is weak.
To refugees whose homes are lost,
God of all comfort, comfort speak.
3. O Lord, we look ahead in hope
to see the dawning of the day
when swords are beaten into ploughs
and every tear is wiped away;
when wounds are healed and fear dispelled
and all who trust in you arise;
when Christ, the Prince of Peace, has come,
and glory, glory fills the skies.
CCLI Song # 7120048 © 2018
Colin Webster Songs (Admin. by Song Solutions http://www.songsolutions.org)
Phil Moore Songs (Admin. by Song Solutions http://www.songsolutions.org)
Tim Chester Publishing (Admin. by Song Solutions http://www.songsolutions.org)
As I posted last month, I’m delighted to see this because there’s a lack of good Christ-centred expository helps on Old Testament literature. This is one reason why I was so keen to write Exodus for You, 1 Samuel for You and 2 Samuel for You – even though books on the Old Testament are far from being money-spinners!
This song (which I co-wrote) is from Mission to Dendros, the latest children’s CD from Michael J Tinker. The album is available here and there’s still time (just) to get a free set of postcards by pre-ordering the album before its release date on October 1, 2019.
I’m delighted to see this because there’s a lack of good Christ-centred expository helps on Old Testament literature. This is one reason why I was so keen to write 1 Samuel for You and 2 Samuel for You – even though books on the Old Testament are far from being money-spinners!
Here’s the latest children’s CD from Michael J Tinker on which I’ve written or co-written the lyrics for half a dozen of the songs. It’s available from here with a free set of album postcards for each pre-order before the release date on October 1, 2019. Here’s a sample …
A friend recently asked me for advice on leading a time of prayer. Here’s what I came up with. The context they assume is a small group, Bible study or gospel community. But you could adapt them for other contexts.
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