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Take a little time to listen to our contemporary worship music songs list on the left-hand side of this page. I encourage you to draw aside into the secret place of His presence.
Are you looking for free praise and worship songs? We offer a selection of our songs for free. They are quality mp3 files that are easy to download to your computer. You can then burn them to cd or put the songs on your iPod or mp3 player.
Download all the written music from our first Secret Place album Seek My Face for free! We have made all the piano sheet music, guitar chords, tabs and words to these praise songs on this popular album available to you FREE OF CHARGE. Some of these songs make excellent choruses for Sunday morning worship, and for this purpose permission is given to make copies of this music for distribution to your local church musicians.
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Piano Worship Chords - free praise worship sheet music
Praise Worship Songs Lyrics Chords - lyrics to praise songs with chords
Worship Song Chords - for chords for christian praise songs, guitar tabs and midi
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History & Development of Christian Praise Songs
Contemporary worship music (CWM) is a loosely defined genre of Christian music used in contemporary worship. It has developed over the past sixty years and is stylistically similar to pop music. The songs are frequently referred to as "praise songs" or "worship songs" and are typically led by a "worship band" or "praise team", with either a guitarist or pianist leading. It is a common genre of music sung in Western churches—particularly in Protestant churches, both denominational and nondenominational.
In the 1950s and 60s the Church began to place particular emphasis on reaching the youth. Christian Unions in university environments hosted evangelistic talks and provided biblical teaching for their members, Christian cafes opened with evangelistic aims, and church youth groups were set up. Amateur musicians from these groups began playing Christian music in a popular idiom. Some Christians felt that the Church needed to break from its stereotype as being structured, formal and dull to appeal to the younger generation. By borrowing the conventions of popular music, the antithesis of this stereotype, the Church restated the claims of the Bible through Christian lyrics, and thus sent the message that Christianity was not outdated or irrelevant. The Joystrings were one of the first Christian pop groups to appear on television, in Salvation Army uniform, playing Christian beat music. The Jesus People in America also had particular influence, and began to create their own musical subculture, sometimes referred to as Jesus music— essentially hippie-style music with biblical lyrics. This Jesus music gradually bifurcated into Christian rock (music played for concerts) and 'praise music' (music for communal worship).
Churches began to adopt some of these songs and the styles for corporate worship. These early songs for communal singing were arguably the first examples of contemporary worship music, and were characteristically simple, often only involving a three chord structure. ‘Youth Praise’, published in 1966, was one of the first and most famous collections of these songs and was compiled and edited by Michael Baughen and published by the Jubilate Group. More recently songs are displayed using projectors on screens at the front of the church, and this has enabled greater physical freedom, and a faster rate of turnover in the material being sung. Important propagators of CWM today include Hillsong, Vineyard and Soul Survivor. - Wikipedia Article.
Praise Music Links
Popular Worship Songs - Find CCLI's top 25 worship songs list for the most popular praise and worship songs. The Top 25 Praise Songs lists are updated after each royalty payout.
Modern Praise Worship Songs - Download free mp3 praise song worship. Over 3000 free song downloads from independent christian songwriters.