Brian Doerksen album “Faithful One” on WorshipTeam

Brian Doerksen has released “Faithful One” through Shining Rose Songs and all songs are now loaded into WorshipTeam.com “Faithful One” is a recording of some great new songs.

The release of Faithful One, the album marks 30 years of songwriting & recording for me. It’s been a journey filled with every emotion, from the ecstatic joy of creating and connecting with God to the dark days of disorientation when creative projects collapsed or when tragic news arrived uninvited. It some ways, this project and my public songwriting and recording life began on Sunday Oct 1, 1989. I was the 23-year-old worship pastor of the Vineyard congregation in Langley, B.C. Canada. We had decided to record a live ‘evening of worship’ featuring original songs written by Andy Park, Craig Musseau and myself backed by our church worship band. As we met to pray a few hours before the event I had a powerful encounter with the Holy Spirit. I collapsed on the floor because of the intensity of what felt like electricity coursing through my body. My initial thought was that God had come with the fire of judgment. After a few minutes, I realized that the fire and power I was experiencing was pure love. I eventually got off the floor and we proceeded singing through our prepared set list. The result was a Langley Vineyard live recorded album released on cassette called ‘Changed By Your Glory.’ (Anybody out there remember cassettes? How the tape would sometimes unspool and a pencil could wind it back in?) We planned on manufacturing about 500 cassettes for members of our church, but somehow a few copies found their way beyond our local area and the requests started coming in. We realized that we needed to re-release the album as a CD. ‘Changed By Your Glory’ eventually sold over 70,000 units (with no marketing, record label or social media) and was the primary way that people were introduced to my earliest songs like ‘I lift my eyes up’, ‘Refiner’s Fire’ and ‘Faithful One.’ Now 30 years later I’m still singing those songs and I’m so grateful to say after a few years hiatus I’m writing new songs again. In some ways, I’m a different person now. (Joyce affectionately calls me ‘husband # 5’ because of the various phases of life that we have passed through in our 35 years of marriage including raising our 6 precious children with the ongoing challenges and delights of supporting our 2 special needs sons who are now young adults.) Yet my heart is still the same. I want to sing emotionally honest songs that convey my love and lament to God, the joys and struggles of life, and to do so in a musical style that is mother tongue to me. I hope that this collection will bring back good memories and also communicate

something fresh. Philip Janz, my producer, and I have really enjoyed working on some renewed versions of several of my legacy songs. I also included a song recorded by the band I’m proud to be a part of; The SHIYR Poets. We have released 3 Volumes of new folk-rock settings of the Psalms. In the years where I lost my words and stopping writing original songs (2010 – 2015) the Poets were a lifeline to me. I came very close to including the Poet’s new setting of Psalm 24 (Carry A Blessing) on this album because I love it so much, but in the end decided that I needed to keep this album focused on some of my legacy songs. I really do hope, if you haven’t already done so, that you will take the time to listen to all the volumes in our ‘Songs For The Journey’ series. There really is nothing like singing the Psalms.

All songs are loaded and ready to use- just access your WorshipTeam.com system database.

The songs are full featured with complete lyrics, chord charts and full length audio. Check out these great new songs, hear them in the original key, or choose your own key and play it the way you like it.

blessings
Cody Gentes

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Brian Doerksen/Shining Rose Songs album “Grateful” on WorshipTeam

Brian Doerksen has released “Grateful” through Shining Rose Songs and all songs are now loaded into WorshipTeam.com “Grateful” is a recording of some great new songs.

“The last song I wrote before the darkness closed in and I lost my words was titled ‘Will You Love Me In The Winter?’ It was my finishing flash of inspiration for the Level Ground project in 2010 and then the songs stopped. Disorientation set in. Listening to that song later I realized that I knew what was coming, yet even so, I wasn’t ready. (Who signs up and is ready for a season of suffering?) Even though I didn’t feel ready, God, like a good shepherd was preparing the way ahead of me. That doesn’t mean I felt his presence because for the most part I didn’t, yet somehow, I made it. (My ‘Grateful List’ names the primary people who helped me make it.)

I’m on the other side of that long hard winter now but still, I don’t understand why this season happened and I don’t have any clarity why the winter had to be so long. I don’t have answers. But I do have one thing.

Gratitude.

I remember the day when I told my wife Joyce that I was even able to thank God for someone at the centre of the conflict that helped trigger this relational winter – because it was this pain that drove me to seek the ancient paths and to sing the ancient words from the Psalms including the Psalms of lament. Lament is one of the biblical doorways to joy and emotionally healthy spirituality. In the end, everything belongs – even the hard circumstances and the winters in our lives. This is how we become fruitful and how we grow in our ability to relate to others in their suffering.

Today I’m thankful for so many things. The wonder-filled world where we live and the millions of miracles that sustain us every minute. The people that love us and stick with us. The people that hurt us and help us grow in character. The gift of music and all the arts that help us see and feel. The ancient words that help us pray when we lose our words. I hope this album helps and encourages you on your journey through the springtimes of rebirth and the winters that will eventually follow.” – Gratefully, Brian Doerksen

All songs are loaded and ready to use- just access your WorshipTeam.com system database.

The songs are full featured with complete lyrics, chord charts and full length audio. Check out these great new songs, hear them in the original key, or choose your own key and play it the way you like it.

blessings
Cody Gentes

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Christmas At Our House with Brian Doerksen & Friends “December 20th”

WorshipTeam.com is excited to partner with Brian Doerksen (writer of ‘Come Now Is The Time To Worship’, ‘Faithful One’) to bring you ‘Christmas At Our House with Brian Doerksen & Friends.’ This is a professionally produced 1 hour ‘TV Style’ Christmas special containing live acoustic performances of Brian’s JUNO nominated album ‘The Heart of Christmas’ with his band and special guests in front of the fireplace in his studio space. These songs and carols are woven together with scenes in his house, sharing the Christmas story with friends, the Siewert family, who’ve been in a small Covid bubble together since spring. In addition the special features Brian’s father Harry Doerksen sharing Christmas memories from his childhood and some of the shenanigans Brian and his brother pulled when they were just boys. It’s heartwarming, at times funny and full of peace and love. It’s just what we need this Christmas.

Songs included are ‘Just Before The Silent Night’, ‘Magical Lights’ & ‘Hope Of The Nations (Christmas Edition)’

Trailer https://youtu.be/E3BKgWSDmhk

Link to register and watch:

Brian Doerksen – Christmas At Our House

We believe that this special will be a real encouragement in a Christmas unlike any in living memory. We can’t gather together in public places or our churches to sing our Christmas songs together, however we still can share in the story and the songs of Christmas through ‘Christmas At Our House with Brian Doerksen & Friends.’

P.s. The special airs on Sunday Dec 20 starting at 12 Noon PST (3 PM EST) and all registered can watch the special for that full Christmas week through the evening of Sunday Dec 27. You can watch the special with your immediate household as many times as you like during that week.

Brian Doerksen/Shining Rose Songs album “The Heart Of Christmas” on WorshipTeam

Brian Doerksen has released “The Heart Of Christmas” through Shining Rose Songs and all songs are now loaded into WorshipTeam.com “The Heart Of Christmas” is a recording of some great new songs.

“What is the heart of Christmas? These songs are my reply; not complete nor conclusive but for now, I’m content with my response. In the mess and magic of our ordinary lives God is with all of us. I grew up in a family of faith hearing the Christmas story every year. In the house where I was a child, the same home where Joyce and I also raised our six, we retold the Christmas story every year. Perhaps a little implausible, impossible even, the Christmas story is also incredibly and astonishingly true. Whispers of grace make the mightiest empires give way. Love is real and that love keeps changing hearts and lives. This is why all over the world we keep on singing songs of adoration to the One who came, born in the dust and dirt of humble, human circumstances to show us what God is really like.

The Christmas season is what we in recent centuries have culturally made of this Christmas story. A time of year packed with experiences and expectations that are festive, fun and yet disorienting and difficult for people who are missing loved ones. The yearly traditions that help us remember the Christ and make Christmas meaningful can also make the season hard if the people who helped bring the holidays to life are gone. How do we carry on the celebrations in their absence? We do our best, but with each gathering of friends and family we realize that grief is the price we pay for love. This is part of Christmas too. That’s why I wrote and included ‘Saddest Season’ on this album. I dedicate this recording to all of you who struggle with the season. May this album be like a softly burning candle, an hour’s respite from the relentless rush of December.” – Peacefully Yours, Brian Doerksen

All songs are loaded and ready to use- just access your WorshipTeam.com system database.

The songs are full featured with complete lyrics, chord charts and full length audio. Check out these great new songs, hear them in the original key, or choose your own key and play it the way you like it.

blessings
Cody Gentes

p.s. if you have never tried out Worshipteam.com, try it FREE for one month by simply going here: http://www.worshipteam.com/try ! See you there.