The Downbeat 3.1.09

Well, it’s that time of the week again, where all of us worship leaders, musicians, and worshippers of the Holy One write about our experience with Him in worship for the day.  We had a great day at Evangelistic Temple, here in Palestine, TX.  The altars were flooded today at the invitation time.  God moved!

Alrightythen!!  In all, we did, 6 songs total and here is how the service went:

Our God Reigns – Michael W. Smith

This was our walk in song  (I don’t know why I’m calling it that, everyone was already in the sanctuary).  It was very powerful.

You Reign – MercyMe

Today must have been MercyMe day.  This one and the next 2 make up the bulk of our service today.  We introduced this one last week and wanted to keep it fresh on everyone’s mind.  They seem to like it.

Welcome – Brother Barry Roberts

How Great is Your Love – MercyMe

This has been a favorite of the band’s for a while.  We do the bridge 2 times and on some occasions we will segue into Let it Rain, but not today.  We went into…..

Bring the Rain – MercyMe

We’re big MM fans around here.  This is always a good one to do and often it lines up with what our pastor preaches.


Yearn – Shane and Shane

By far the most powerful song of the day prior to altar.

Message:  Brother Barry Roberts


Take All of Me – Hillsong

Really good song.  I think this is the second time to play this one in church.  We also used this one for the closing song and did a medley into Made Me Glad by Hillsong.  It went pretty well.

As always this is part of Sunday Setlists over at, but you can go directly to the link here:

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Keep the Son in your eyes,



Darren – Vocals

Danna – Keys/bgvs

Vicki – Keys

Cavin – Bass

Johnie – Acoustic

Terry – Acoustic

Jason – Drums

Brad – Electric

Metro Gnome – Time warping madness! (128 bpm – 72bps….WHAT!?)


3 Responses

  1. Hi Brad,
    I love “You Reign”! I want to introduce that one soon! “Yearn” is a great one too, we haven’t done it yet but I think its a great song! Thanks for reminding me of it.

  2. I sense the theme of rain and reign. Nice.

  3. Wow Brad! You folks put a LOT of musicians on the platform! I am really getting an education on Hillsong since joining Fred’s circus blog. “Take All Of Me” is a new one for me too. I would probably play Lincoln Brewster’s “Surrender” when addressing that theme. No surprise that this song was part of a great altar call – it’s a really pretty song. I’m listening to Tomlin on “Our God Reigns” on Youtube right now. I hadn’t heard this one before either. He pairs it with GLORIOUS in concert.

    Thanks for the education!

    B.J. Collins

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