Music Sources for Worship

Music Sources for Worship

Duncan Macleod

Alleluia Aotearoa

A folky collection of 162 hymns and songs from the New Zealand Hymnbook Trust, 1993. Available as spiral bound full music book, OHP Masters, and cassette tape.
Available from PO Box 5203, Wellington, or email John & Shirley Murray at

As One Voice

Another folky collection of 200 hymns and songs from the Willow Connection, based in Sydney Australia, 1992.

CCC Auckland

Christian City Church’s band, Form, has released two rocky praise and worship albums:

Church Hymnary 2, 3 & 4?

The Scottish Psalter and Church Hymnary was published in 1898. The Presbyterian Church of New Zealand took part in the revision which led to the revised edition in 1929. The third edition was published in 1973 . The Church of Scotland has just taken part in the publication of Common Ground, an ecumenical hymnbook prepared by seven churches in Scotland.


Delirious? began life over five years ago as ‘The Cutting Edge Band’, a group of musicians associated with youth revival meetings in their seaside town of Littlehampton, England. In early 1996, the band became Delirious? and began recording a series of indie discs, culminating in last year’s British release of King of Fools. Recommended: Cutting Edge ∆ worship leader’s book.

Graham Kendrick

Make Way Music is the English label associated with the outdoor processional music of Graham Kendrick, famous for songs such as Shine Jesus Shine, The Servant King. The Source

Glory and Praise

A Catholic hymn and song resource regularly updated.

Hillsong Australia

Hills Christian Life Centre, near Sydney, have produced a number of rocky praise and worship collections on CD, tapes, video, music books. Examples are People just like us, Power of Your Love, Shout to the Lord, Stone’s Been Rolled Away, Friends in High Places, Simply Worship 1,2,3, All Things Are Possible. Youth Alive NSW’s rally music is published by Hillsong with titles like Jump to the Jam.

Hymns Ancient and Modern

Published for the Anglican Church in 1950.

Hymns for Today’s Church – Jubilate

Hymns for Today’s Church, 1987, features rewritten versions of old hymns as well as recently written ones. Edited by Michael Baughan for the Church of England, published by Hodder & Stoughton. Hymns For the People features hymns arranged for music groups.

Integrity Music

American distributor of ‘praise and worship’ music CDs, tapes and books. Hosanna! Music is a series of live praise and worship recordings from leading churches and arenas around the world.

Iona Community

Based in Glasgow this community produce earthy folk music for worship. Many of the songs use traditional British folk tunes. The collections are published in books, tapes and CDs. Pleroma Bookshop the official New Zealand importers.
Wild Goose Worship Resources:

Kingsway Music

An English label responsible for collections such as The Songs of Fellowship Collection & Vol. 2, which come with lyrics on computer disk. (These supersede the Mission Praise song book series). Also New Songs/Stoneleigh collections. Graham Kendrick’s collection of songs: The Source.

Late Late Service

Dance and reflective music developed by an alternative worship group in Glasgow. Six tapes and CDs, but no music books.

Maranatha! Music

Soft rock style worship from a label based at Calvary Chapel, Costa Mesa, California. Maranatha Songbooks.

New Journeys

Music selected for use by St Paul’s Outreach Trust in Auckland. Many of these initially appeared in their book, New Harvest, which was used alongside Songs of Living Waters and Fresh Sounds.

New Zealand Praise

New Zealand songs and hymns collated by David Dell and NZ Christian Resource Trust. Comes with tapes and two up dates.
Contact David Dell at

Parachute Music

Parachute Music, an Auckland-based recording label responsible for annual music festivals, has produced a number of praise and worship CDs, tapes and music books. Included are Adore, You Alone, and Love.

Seam of Gold

The recording label of Christian City Church, Sydney. Christian City is a network of churches founded by Phil Pringle in 1980.

Scripture in Song

This New Zealand series was put together by David and Dale Garratt. Best known are Songs of Praise (1971), Songs of the Kingdom (1981) and Songs of the Kingdom (1985).

Servant Songs

Edited by Guy Jansen and Felicia Edgecumbe in 1986, this book draws on the folky approach of the Festival Singers and local Wellington congregations.

Soul Survivor

A music festival in England associated with Kingsway, with strong leadership from Matt Redman and team.


A community of young adults in Taize, France, has produced folk music for contemplative worship over many years. The music is available on CD, tape and printed music. Lyrics are in Latin, English, French and other languages.

Together in Song

The 1999 hymn book that replaced The Australian Hymn Book (NZ’s With One Voice). Published by HarperCollins in Australia. Click here for their review.


A network of Pentecostal churches with a strong emphasis on mellow contemporary worship music.

With One Voice with NZ Supplement

An Australian/New Zealand hymn book published in 1982 by NZ Hymnbook Trust in association with Collins Liturgical Publications & the Australian Hymn Book Pty Ltd. The New Zealand sections includes hymns and songs in Māori and Pacific Island languages.”