Let me give you a bluffers guide to their music:
# If you only buy one SGM album
This was our first (from James and Lindsey) and it is the best. It has loads of modern classics like ‘I will glory in my redeemer’, and reworkings of great hymns like ‘A debtor to mercy alone’.
It is a contemporary album, but is accessible for most people.
#The latest SGM album
This was released alongside the WorshipGod conference and has some good examples of how to sing the Psalms in church today.
The musicianship is very good.
Get a free track here.
#The most uplifting and encouraging album
This album will truly lift your eyes to the Saviour.
Get a free download of I have a shelter.
#Two of my other favorite albums
I love this album purely because it got me to start reading the valley of vision in my own devotions. It also has great songs like ‘how deep’ and ‘the precious blood’. But the highlight is probably their musical version of the opening valley of vision prayer ‘In the valley’ – absolutely beautiful.
This is a bit more modern and applicable to younger people. It is surprisingly sparse in terms of production (as opposed to the usual SGM hyper-production values) and it is all the better for it. There is a great version of my favorite hymn ‘When I survey‘.
Get a free track ‘what a savior’
#A completely free album
A free album at the moment is ‘How sweet the sound’ from Covenant Life Church – you have to spread the word. This is just a simple album of old hymns played in a contemporary (but very sensitive) manner.
A great album to burn and give to your grandparents for Christmas!
If you want to understand their theology of music you should check out the amazing ‘worship matters’ by Bob Kauflin.
You can download a free PDF of some of the chapters here.
Hope you enjoy all the free stuff!