A debut EP of congregational worship songs by Chris Juby, director of worship at King's Church in Durham, England.
Five tracks ranging in style from the theological panorama of contemporary hymn 'In the silence of beginning', via an alt-rock reading of Psalm 40 'I waited for the Lord', to a Gospel-infused paraphrase of Colossians 1 'We have known forgiveness'.
These recorded arrangements are probably more ambitious than necessary for a Sunday morning, but each song is written to be sung in local churches.
The unifying theme is the everlasting hope we have in Christ.
released July 3, 2014
Chord sheets and other resources for worship leaders are available at www.chrisjuby.com/songs
. If you like these songs, please mention them to whoever chooses the music at your church.
I'm unbelievably grateful to all the talented friends who made this recording possible.
Band: Chris Juby (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, programming), Nate Warne (drums), Charlie Shepherd (bass), Rich Marsh (electric guitar), Jamie Isaac (trumpet), Seymour Jacklin (whistle), Morven Adey (backing vocals), Sam Phillips (cello), Tim Wiles (piano).
Choir: Matt Finn, Alice Harland, Curtis Pierce, Morven Adey, Justin Lau, Harri Endersby, Tom Barber, Sophie Bolton, Dan Woolnough.
Advice and creative input: Tim Wiles, Nate Warne, Morven Adey, Matt Finn, Tim Mayo, Paul Jones, Curtis Pierce, Jase Piper, Jake Wanstall, Hannah Juby.
Cover design: Chris Juby. Patchwork image: branox.
Recorded at the Appleby Rooms, Neville Terrace and Seymour's house in Durham, England by Chris Juby, Tim Wiles, Chris Morgan and Nate Warne. Mixed by Chris Juby on his laptop.
Final thanks to my church family who I write these songs for and who encourage me more than anyone deserves to be encouraged. And to Hannah for her selfless commitment to this project through some crazy months.
Soli Deo gloria.