I'm excited about our "new" song for August. We are breaking out a song that we used to do called "Here In Your Presence" by New Life Worship that was released in 2010. I really do enjoy this song musically and lyrically. It's one of few songs that talks about just being in the presence of God and the emotions associated with it. To me, it's brilliant and our congregation enjoys it. It's been a few years since we've done it and we've since added the use of MultiTracks, which have a click track for the team, a vocal guide and other backing tracks that we can't pull of live. In our recent month of practice, I can really tell the progress our team has made in the last few years. We have a lot of the same people, but we are much tighter and are just better musicians and that goes for everyone on the stage. Needless to say, I've really been impressed with the progress it's made. I'm really excited to re-introduce this song to our congregation. There's something to be said for breaking out an old favorite. It's a breath of fresh air for most folks and for those who haven't heard it or had the chance to experience it, it's a nice surprise.
If you're searching for a new song for your congregation and seem to be stuck, look back at some of your old music and see what's there that might work again. Challenge your team to re-learn it, focus on the song and really try to capture some of the nuance you may have missed in the past. I know you'll be blessed by it. You may even be able to notice some progress made by your team's maturity and musicianship. We'll re-introduce "Here In Your Presence" again in August, but until then, check out the video of the song below!