Just wondering what new worship songs from this year (i.e. 2013) have caught your imagination? Is there a particular worship song that was new to you recently, but now seems like you've known it for ages? These songs are often the ones that are congregational and easy to pick up. Looking forward to seeing which new 2013 worship songs are popular amongst our members!
King Of Heaven
Are just a few to start with.
these probably don't exactly count as "new" songs, but I took over as WL at our church after a 10-year retirement, and we've been making an effort to bringin some new-ish songs that people who listen to the Christian radio station might have heard there (I don't think a lot of our congregation does listen to the CRS, but I could be wrong). Anyway, the "current" songs that have worked pretty well for us have been:
Maybe a couple others. Looked at a lot of other stuff, but I can be picky about these things :-) Our service is still fairly liturgical, we do a three song set at the start and then have songs that "lead into" different sections of the service... right now, I'd welcome any suggestions for songs that let into the scripture & sermon part of the service (we do our opening set, children's time, lead-in song, scripture and sermon). Of late, we've brought back "Thy Word" to fill in this slot a lot, to give you an idea.
One of our singers is going to do "Oceans" as special music this coming Sunday, but I think it's too slow to use as a singalong with our congregation, we're kinda trying to keep the energy level up in the service. Plus, for whatever reason, I just don't seem to take to Hillsongs songs very well...
Anyway, there's our list of "new" songs that have worked for us... we'll be adding in some more new songs in 2014, but I'm also try to leave room for some "classic" worship songs and some originals...