I am looking at some ideas for a theme for this year. I have two songs that we could build on, Matt Maher's Because He Lives, and Kari Jobe's Forever. I knew last year I wanted to include Forever into our set list for this year. Pastor likes the theme Forever. But I'm not sure if that would be a good theme, we have never sung this song in the congregation and I am having a hard time seeing this as a worship song that the congregation really participates in. I think the theme song should be something we can sing as a congregation. Maybe I just am thinking too inside the box. So, my question to all of you. Has anyone done this song as a congregation? And how did it go? I can see them joining in the Hallelujah part. But not sure about the rest. I appreciate your thoughts. Thanks!
Kari Jobe's - Forever, is congregational. Just have to watch you don't start off too slow. The lyrics are awesome & people can identify with the message.
Be encouraged to try it.
I've got a song for you to consider. I'll post it on my page. "Lord of All".
Simple arrangement & chords. I wrote it for an Easter service.
Des Sharp. Thank you for your input. I will look at the possibilities a bit better with the Forever song and maybe I'll try it sooner than later. You are a male vocalist, did you have a female vocalist do this song, did you change to key to better suit your voice...men's voices...etc. And I listened to your song, well done. I like it. It might be a consideration as I continue praying about all this. Thanks again!
okay, so I found this youtube video with a large congregation using Forever. Male vocal worship leader. Looks doable. I also noticed he changed a bit of the rhythm style to accommodate the average church member. Well done, very worshipful.
Maybe it will work after all. :)
A little old, but here are some other ideas from a forum discussion a few years back: