A Song from Him

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Worship time on Sunday mornings is filled with much authentic praise through different worship songs. Many of the songs we sing are original, written by members of the Worship Tribe.

We asked Hannah Martin, a song writer, musician, and member of the Severn Run Worship Tribe, what it is like to write a song. Here is what she had to say:


 

It always starts with the same question…”What do You want to say?”

I ask God this question every time I sit at my piano, or hold my guitar.

Before I ever play a note, or write a word, I want it to be from HIM.

Sometimes He says nothing.

But sometimes He speaks, and when He speaks the message is louder, clearer, with more impact than I ever could have on my own.

The words start pouring out, truths that He reveals in His word put to music.

The music starts flowing, rhythms and melodies start to form.

Piece by piece it’s weaved together.

My pen can’t write fast enough as He lavishes His thoughts into my mind.

These songs are different. People can’t really explain it, they say things like “that song really touched me” or “that song gave me goosebumps” and the reason is because it was from God.

I was just a glove that He decided to use.

These songs bring me to my knees at the thought that God would choose me. His heart is so kind, His mercy is so great. The thought that he would want me to relay His love to His people is overwhelming.

God picks people to say what He wants His people to hear. And if we listen, if we’re patient and willing enough...we will hear them, and there will be an impact.

 


If you would like to continue to be impacted by the songs from our Worship Tribe, their album, Fill the Room, is available on iTunes or from the Gear Shop on Sunday mornings.

The Worship Tribe CD Due To Release Soon

The Worship Tribe is excited to announce their new CD, which engages listeners with an eclectic blend of genres that collectively draws us into the presence of Jesus.

Set to release in February, the album has been more than a year in the making. Ben Kennedy, Severn Run’s Worship Pastor, says, “With this CD, we’re putting the boat into the water. We’ll be on the river for a long time, but this album is a starting point. A way to show folks where we are right now and who we are as a church. Just as our fathers in the faith marked parts of their journeys with a monument or altar, we are marking this part of our journey in the life of The Church at Severn Run with the Worship Tribe CD”.

With 15-20 Severn Run Worship Tribe musicians contributing and involved in the making of music on the CD, it is truly a collaborative effort and a home grown product. The CD has not been altered by commercial or industry big shots and is a true reflection of the body of believers at Severn Run.

Featured on the CD are ballads, hymns, dance music, anthems, and even hip-hop. There’s something for everyone. “Not every song is an anthem, but every person needs to find their anthem”, shares Pastor Ben.

We love our uniquely diverse congregation and the album consists of songs that appeal to people across cultures and economics, to the young and old, those who are spiritually mature, or new believers. Through this music we are united as followers of Jesus.

The Worship Tribe hopes that the CD will be used as an evangelism tool. A Severn Runner, can simply use it as a conversation starter. Not every church’s worship team makes a CD, so the fact that ours has, is kind of cool. When you invite someone to church and they’re not sure what to expect, you can point them to the CD. In this way, they can get a feel of what worship on a Sunday morning will feel like: fun, uplifting, and Christ-focused.

Keep an eye out for the drop date for the CD. We are so proud of our Worship Tribe and the love they’ve poured into this project. We can’t wait to see how God uses the CD to further his kingdom!

 

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