Praise & Worship Team Ideas: Week 1

Looking for some inspiration for new intros, innovative worship songs that still speak to young and old, or just tired of recycling the same old stuff? Well, look no further - we'll be posting some ideas for your praise & worship team here every week. Let us know in the comments if you have any suggestions that work well for your congregation!

Intro Idea: James Fortune - We Welcome (Album: You Survived, 2004)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4au5ibn1wo

It's an oldie but a goodie - little known song from his first project in 2004. Can be done with or without a leader - skip the first 1 minute and 30 seconds, and go straight to "We welcome in your presence". 

Key: F# major

Lyrics:

We welcome in your presence, 

We welcome in your love,

Oh 'tis so sweet to have you hold

Me when I feel so alone,

We welcome in your glory,

We welcome in your grace,

For it's your grace that's brought us through,

So we lift our hearts with praise to you

 

We welcome in your presence,

We welcome in your love,

Oh 'tis so sweet to have you hold

Me when I feel so alone,

We welcome in your glory,

We welcome in your grace,

For it's your grace that's brought us through,

So we lift our hearts with praise to you

[Modulate to G]:

We welcome in your power,

We welcome in your might,

For when I could not take the pain,

You came and wiped my tears away,

 

We welcome in your glory,

We welcome in your grace,

For it's your grace that's brought us through,

So we lift our hearts with praise to you

[Vamp]:

We welcome in your presence (x2)

We welcome in your glory (x2)

We welcome in your love (x2)

We welcome in your grace 

We welcome in your mercy

We welcome in your presence (x2)