Here’s a resource unlike one I’ve ever offered or mentioned here at Life in Student Ministry. The worship director at my father-in-law’s church, Russell Martin, writes and records a lot of his own worship songs. He’s now branching out to give away some of his music as free downloads along with a chord/lyric sheet for others to use freely in their ministries. If you’re getting tired repeating the same songs over and over again, check out some of Russell’s worship songs because it’s free you don’t need a CCLI to legally use it.
His first worship music giveaway is called, “Lord, Let Your Love.” He explains the story behind the song and then offers links to download the mp3 and chord sheet.
Although he hasn’t provided a chord sheet for it, his song, “Don’t Feed the Bears,” is also available on his site and is probably my favorite song of his so far. The analogy he explains about the background of the song paints a funny mental picture in my mind and makes me chuckle each time I listen to the song. What a fun song to use at youth group! I’m sure you could easily come up with a great set of hand motions for it! Maybe he’ll provide a chord sheet or sheet music for this song, too, if you ask nicely.
You can hear more of Russell’s music in the sidebar of his Facebook page.
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Posted on April 4, 2008