Stuart Townend Ultimate Collection
Reducing the work of the most prolific, influential and respected modern hymn-writers to a single album is no easy task. Stuart Townend's back catalogue spans multiple albums and contains some of the world's best-loved worship songs. From 'The Power...
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Reducing the work of the most prolific, influential and respected modern hymn-writers to a single album is no easy task. Stuart Townend's back catalogue spans multiple albums and contains some of the world's best-loved worship songs.
From 'The Power of The Cross' to 'O Church Arise', 'How Deep The Father's Love For Me' to 'Come People Of The Risen King' - not to mention 'Psalm 23', 'Beautiful Saviour' and 'In Christ Alone' - Stuart Townend's contribution to the sung worship of the church has been colossal. Each of those tracks is included in the sixteen that appear on this unique compilation. Taken from seven different albums, The Ultimate Stuart Townend Collection is a comprehensive guide to one of our most gifted writers.
1. Come People Of The Risen King
- 1. Come People Of The Risen KingStuart Townend0:59
- 2. Across The LandsStuart Townend0:59
- 3. In Christ AloneStuart Townend0:59
- 4. Beautiful SaviourStuart Townend0:59
- 5. The Power Of The CrossStuart Townend0:59
- 6. There Is A HopeStuart Townend0:59
- 7. Psalm 23Stuart Townend0:59
- 8. See What A MorningStuart Townend0:59
- 9. My Heart Is Filled With ThankfulnessStuart Townend0:59
- 10. Creation SingsStuart Townend0:59
- 11. How Deep The Father's LoveStuart Townend0:59
- 12. Speak O LordStuart Townend0:59
- 13. Salvations SongStuart Townend0:59
- 14. Pour Over MeStuart Townend0:59
- 15. O Church AriseStuart Townend0:59
- 16. How Long (bonus Track)Stuart Townend0:59
Stuart is known and respected around the world as one of the leading worship songwriters of his generation. The depth of lyrical and theological content in songs such as 'In Christ Alone', 'How Deep The Father's Love', 'The Power Of The Cross' and 'Beautiful Saviour' have caused some to draw comparisons with the greats of previous generations such as Watts and Wesley; while the marriage of great lyrics with wonderfully accessible melodies (largely through his successful writing partnership with Keith Getty) means his songs bridge different musical and cultural genres, and reach into every corner of the globe.Stuart is also a gifted worship leader, musician, recording artist and seminar speaker, and spends a good part of his year leading worship at major Christian events, doing solo concerts, recording studio albums, and training emerging worship leaders and songwriters. He has featured on numerous live worship albums down the years, in addition to his solo albums 'Say the Word' (1997), 'Personal Worship' (1999), 'Lord of Every Heart' (2002), 'Monument to Mercy' (2006), 'The Best of Stuart Townend Live' (2007), 'There is a Hope CD & DVD' (2008), 'Creation Sings' (2009) and 'The Journey' (2011).Stuart was born in 1963, and grew up as the youngest of four children in a Christian family in West Yorkshire where his father was a Church of England vicar. From an early age Stuart played music with his brothers (one brother, Ian, went on to become a member of the group Heartbeat), beginning to play the piano at the age of 7, and teaching himself the guitar as a teenager.It was while living in West Yorkshire that at the age of 13 he made his Christian commitment. Then at 18 he moved to Brighton to study literature at the University of Sussex. It is here he met Caroline, whom he married in 1988, and they now have three children; Joseph, Emma, and Eden.Stuart attends and regularly leads worship at CCK in Brighton, one of the New Frontiers network of churches headed up by Terry Virgo. The church is also home to a number of well-known figures in the area of worship, including Paul Oakley, Lou Fellingham, Phatfish, Simon Brading and Dave Fellingham, who has played a significant role in mentoring Stuart. The church also runs a training programme for worship leaders and musicians called the Worship School.But it is as a songwriter that Stuart has had the greatest impact on the worldwide church, and it is this that is closest to his heart. "It is so important that our lives are built not on our feelings or circumstances, but on the word of God, and songs can really help us to meditate on and retain truth. I know from the correspondence I regularly receive that if you can express in songs the profound truth of the gospel in a poetic yet accessible way, they really can have an impact in people's lives.