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Worship in Cornwall

It was so great to be in Cornwall last weekend for a weekend of worship, seminars and of course, some landscape photography!
I was based in Penzance at a church called Light and Life, and felt very blessed to be with some people who are hungry for the presence of God.
My heaven sings tour has taken me to so many varied places, and all types of denominations, and it’s great to see first hand how the church is in such great shape in the UK with some amazing people working to show the love of God to the world around them…

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It was so good to begin the Heaven Sings tour in Eastbourne this evening. Had a really great evening in the presence of God with the churches down by the sea.

Thanks for having me guys!

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Great session in the studio of Mr Ben Trigg. The man is a genius!

It was my first recording session since my three month voice rest. Felt so good to be recording again. Voice felt stronger than ever!

Demo will be out very soon…

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Am really looking forward to working with my good friend Ben Trigg on Friday to make a demo of my new song ‘I stand in the hope of the cross’.

Keep a check on this website as it will be ready by early next week and I’ll have it here for free download.

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EP recording

We’re just starting the third day of recording our new EP here in London. We’ve had two fantastic days so far and really feel the favour of God as we record and seek to find new ways to be creative with the songs. One of the wonderful things about studio worship recordings is that you’re able to mix creativity with worship in a different dimension to when playing live, which is a real privilege. The challenge is to keep the worship feeling fresh and live even though it’s not a church meeting, but we’ve really felt the presence of God with us here as we’ve worshipped, and we’re praying that everyone who listens to the songs will feel the Holy Spirit on their lives.

Ben is in today putting down some lovely keys:

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In preparation to record our new EP next week I’ve been reflecting on my recent retreat to the Holy Island (Lindisfarne) in the north of England. It’s one of those places where the depth of prayer on the Island over the years is felt as soon as you arrive, making it so easy to pray and become aware of the presence of God when you visit. It’s been a significant place for us over the years as we have often been to the Island to pray before making some important decisions. It was in this vein that I recently stayed on the Island as our roles change from leading a church alongside the worship ministry, to just focussing on worship leading, song writing and recording.

Lindisfarne was where some of the famous Celtic monks lived such as Aidan, who had a beautiful rhythm of worship, prayer and ministry. They saw some wonderful miracles and led many people to Jesus as they served the poor and worshipped our Lord.

Being somewhere where you can feel the presence of God easily makes me ponder the mystery of how we experience the Holy Spirit. Jacob experienced an open heaven in one place in Genesis 28 and exclaimed in amazement ‘This is the house of God!’, but in John 1:51 Jesus reveals the truth that wherever He is there is an open heaven, and we see this as He brings in the Kingdom wherever He goes.  And so now, this side of the cross, we get to experience an open heaven wherever we are and even when we worship in a recording studio we are able to capture that reality onto a CD – how amazing! So what happens as we worship that makes this happen? It must be that as we proclaim the truth about who Jesus is we bring in the Kingdom of God, creating a climate of faith which helps us to go deeper into His presence. I think that it’s only as we keep worshipping with faith that we train ourselves to become more sensitive to the presence of God so that we can experience Him wherever we are!

My hope and prayer is that next week when we record this new EP that the presence of God is released onto the recording so that each time someone listens to the songs they are caught up in a new place of worship and intimacy with Jesus.

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At last it’s September and Autumn is nearly upon us in the UK. My favourite time of year is still ahead. It’s also the month we’re getting into the studio to record a new acoustic worship EP. We’re going to be recording some of our new songs such as ‘See Him High’ and ‘Hide me again’ as well as older ones like ‘The wonder of the cross’. I love being in the studio and having the chance to experiment with the songs a bit, but still keep them simple enough for people to worship along to and feel connected…

Keep a check on this blog for more info and news as we record during September…

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Here’s the sheet music for my newest worship song, Hide me again. To download it, just click: Hide Me Again

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hear new songs

Just to let you know that I’m going to be putting all my new songs on Sound Cloud as well as aloudervoice.com as it’s a great way of sharing new material. To hear our newest songs, here’s the link:

http://m.soundcloud.com/chrisorange

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Here are the lyrics for Hide me again.  Will get the words and mp3 put onto aloudervoice.com soon, but till then here goes:

Hide me again

Within the shelter of Your wing

For in Your presence I can hear

You sing over me.

I depend on You

Refuge and shield

The brightest light

Causing my soul within to rise

And sing.

chorus

You alone are worthy

You alone are good

You alone are faithful and true

You alone are holy

You alone are pure

You alone are steadfast and sure

Bridge

Sing over me

(c) Copyright Chris Orange 2011

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