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For the Glory – EP

For the Glory – EP is a collection of six songs recorded by North Side Worship.  4 songs are modern hymns, 1 is an older hymn, and 1 is an original.  These are six worship songs that teach and celebrate the gospel.  The album walks through the progression of the gospel as well.

  1. All I Have Is Christ
  2. In Tenderness
  3. In Christ Alone
  4. For the Glory
  5. He Will Hold Me Fast
  6. Blessed Assurance

When I knew that my time leading worship at North Side was coming to a close, there were songs that meant so much to our church in the past and some songs that I wanted to make a priority for them in the future.  This EP is fantastic.  We recorded it in two places (North Side Studios and Archer Avenue Studios) with the talented and gracious Kenny McWilliams mixing it for us.

I am absolutely amazed when I listen to how stellar this team is.  I have been way out of my league with these folks and when you listen to it, I know you will agree!  I pray these songs warm your affections for Christ and help cement the truths of the gospel in your heart.

The EP is available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Play, and Amazon on Demand (if you want a physical copy).  The proceeds of this album goes to no individuals but allows this team to continue to minister through providing more resources in the future.

The Old Rugged Cross

“The Old Rugged Cross” is a 13-hymn live recording from Easter weekend 2016.

Track Listing

  1. The Old Rugged Cross
  2. When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
  3. At the Cross
  4. Hallelujah! What a Savior
  5. There Is Power in the Blood
  6. There Is a Fountain
  7. Nothing But the Blood
  8. Are You Washed in the Blood?
  9. Grace Greater Than Our Sin
  10. I Stand Amazed
  11. Crown Him With Many Crowns
  12. Jesus Paid It All
  13. Christ the Lord Is Risen Today (with the Hallelujah Chorus)

Download Chord Charts – The Old Rugged Cross

Preview Album

The Word

The Word Available Now

“The Word” is a project by North Side Worship telling the grand narrative of the Bible.

It became available at North Side (May 3, 2015) and iTunes (May 5, 2015).

Track Listing

  1. Let There Be (Creation)
  2. How We’ve Fallen (The Fall)
  3. No One Like Our God (Exodus)
  4. The Ten Commandments (Law)
  5. Our God Is With Us (Covenant)
  6. Enter His Gates (Psalms)
  7. Return to Me (Prophets)
  8. How Long O LORD (Exile)
  9. Fear Not (Incarnation)
  10. Amazed (Jesus’ Ministry)
  11. What a Savior (Passion Week)
  12. Come Holy Spirit (Pentecost)
  13. Day By Day (Church)
  14. You Alone Are God (Trinity)
  15. Your Word (Epistles)
  16. Faithful and True (Revelation)

Download Chord Charts – The Word

Videos from The Word

Preview Album

Peace on Earth – Single

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The Song

Two years ago, we decided to record a bluegrass Christmas album.  As we finished up the project, I wrote a Christmas song that was a very different approach for me.  It felt more like a country song than anything else I had ever written.

The concept of the song was my attempt to deal with the lack of peace in our world when Jesus’ incarnation was supposed to have already provided that.  Simple observational skills tell us that this world is in serious need of peace.  Where is the peace on earth that Jesus promised?

A few days before the first time we ever sang that song at church, we learned the tragic news of the Sandy Hook shooting.  With outside images of the school on the screen, we sang that song to our church, and the message really stuck with our congregation.  Out of all the things I have ever worked on, I have received more encouraging words concerning this song than any others.

New Recording

Since it was a last minute effort to put the song on the project, I always wanted to do a full band recording of the song.  Last Wednesday, I put together a small team to record the song and also work on some recording practices as we gear up for our next project.

In the end, the song came together in a simple yet beautiful way.  Tracey’s vocal was made to sing this song.  You believe every word that she is singing.  Ted and Peggy add such sincerity and grace as they backup her vocals.  John’s electric guitar parts add the right amount of twang to it.  Ted’s drums provide just the right feel.

Recording the new edition of the song was twofold in purpose: 1) an experimentation in recording for our group, and 2) to have a fuller band sound for a song that has meant a lot to our church.

Lyrics

VERSE 1
There are wars in the streets, there are wars where we sleep
O the wreckage, it grows by the day
My soul can only take so much of this heartache
Help me, Jesus, please don’t delay
CHORUS
You promised us peace on earth, where has it gone?
Or have you left us here on our own?
VERSE 2
This old world can’t afford what my heart longs for
I need rest and stability
Tell me what is Your plan, the whole world’s in Your hands
Maybe something that I can’t see
CHORUS 2
You promised us peace on earth, where has it gone?
Or have you left us here on our own?
O Prince of Peace, bring us Your peace
VERSE 3
When I feel so alone and I can’t go on
I recall You became one of us
And You suffered Your stay to make us a way
In You, I place all of my trust
CHORUS 3
You promised us peace on earth, it was You all along
Open our eyes, we’ve never been alone
O Prince of Peace, You are our peace

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Stand Firm

These 12 songs were written straight from the text of 1 Peter, walking systematically through the message of that book. The message is simple: as followers of Jesus, we can stand firm regardless of our circumstances. We can endure these fleeting trials. On the midst of trials, we can confidently sing: “O blessed be our God and Father, praise to Jesus Christ, in Your great mercy, You have saved us, You are our Living Hope.”

Download Chord Charts – Stand Firm

Preview Album

Living Hope

Declare Your Praise

My Hope