Evangelism challenge music
You may wish to use some ‘evangelism challenge’ music for an Internet Evangelism Day program, or any other mission challenge/focus event. You can download most of these songs as full vocal recordings, to be played at an appropriate point in your program. Alternatively, download a backing track to use with your own singers, or print the music for your worship group to learn and perform.
These songs will be useful in any other sort of missions or outreach-challenge meeting for Christians: these are not evangelistic songs to speak to not-yet-Christians, they emphasize to Christians the challenge of sharing the gospel. Whatever your personal taste in music, they are probably more likely to communicate to younger generations than certain traditional ‘missionary’ hymns written in the 19th century! You can burn them all on to a CD – most modern CD players now handle MP3s.
To listen to the music, left-click on the links below. Broadband may play it almost immediately, depending on what is set as your default MP3 player. On a dialup connection there will be a long wait till it starts playing (low-fi links will be much quicker). To save to a suitable location on your hard disk, left or right-click according to browser, choose ‘save link as’ (or ‘save target as’, or similar), and select a directory to save the file to. Download times: dialup connection – about 12 minutes, broadband – 1-2 minutes. (Most computers have installed software capable of playing MP3 files – e.g. Quicktime, Windows Media Player or RealAudio.)
Restrictions as to use: non-profit ministry performance only, MP3s not to be sold. For other usages, check with the song owner.
1. Lord, Help Me To Tell Your StoryGrateful thanks to writers Tim Moyler and Donna Vann, and Family Worship for permission to use this encouraging and gentle song. Many other songs are available from Family Worship.
Lord, Help Me to Tell Your Story
– full song with vocals (3.3Mb MP3): play/download
2. Don’t WaitJoe and Melissa Champlion of SoulKeeperMusic have generously made their strongly emotive ‘Don’t Wait’ evangelism song available for use on IE Day. See copyright notice on the lyric file link.
Dont’t Wait – full song with vocals (5Mb MP3):
3. We Can Do Together/We’re on God’s Team/UnifyThese challenging songs emphasise the need for co-operation and networking, if we are to share the Gospel effectively. (Thanks for VisionSynergy.net and PowerofConnecting.net for making this link available.) Follow the link to see the lyrics and listen to the songs in Windows Media Format/MP3 (right-click their links to save for later use):
Music and lyrics
4. More great MP3sLeft-click on low-fi links (where available) to listen. Left or right-click on MP3 links depending on browser (all around 3Mb in size) to save on your hard disk.
Grateful thanks to 4Praise.com who offer a wide range of free MP3s and sheet music:
Let The Whole World Know (Lydell Washington)
low-fi | MP3 | Lyric/chords
Grateful thanks to John Green and Recent Rainfall for these tracks:
No Way I Am Not Ashamed low-fi MP3 | MP3 female vocalist | MP3 male vocalist | MP3 backing track | Lyric/chords
I Will Not Be Silent latest longer mix MP3 | older shorter mix MP3 | low-fi MP3 | Lyric/chords (includes conditions of use)
Declare Your Glory low-fi MP3 | MP3 | Backing track MP3 | Lyric/chords
MP3 | Backing track MP3 | Lyric PDF | Lyric Doc | Lyric RTF | Sheet music/chords
5. Audio Adrenaline, and AvalonAudio Adrenaline’s song Hands and Feet (lyrics) and Avalon’s Testify to Love (lyrics), are strongly missions challenge:
Other songsThere is other music useful in an witness-challenge setting, though surprisingly little. Here are a few suggestions:
- Tell My people I Love Them (Bardoni/Harrington)
- O Lord, You’re So Beautiful (Keith Green)
- Jesus is the Lord, Jesus the Lord reigns (Dennis Merry)
- Send Me Out From Here, Lord (John Pantry)
- Be Still And Know That I Am God (Lex Loizides)
- You Said (Reuben Morgan)
- I Will Go (Dave Ruis)
- Bringing the Presence of Jesus (New Hope Music) Words/Midi backing lyric/chords
- Here I Go Again by Casting Crowns 2003
- Shine, Jesus Shine (Graham Kendrick)
- Shout to the North [chords]
- Show Your Power
- The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is Upon Us
- More outreach-challenge songs (1) – includes sheet music, lyric, audio-clips
- More outreach-challenge songs (2) – from TentMaker.net
Other sources of music:
- Free Worship Music
- Hot Worship – includes links to a range of free-to-download MP3 songs
- Emily Lodes – free-to-download MP3 songs and music. Track ‘No Greater Love’ is evangelistic.
- Unedited Worship Music – free downloads each month
- WorshipSong.com – free streamed music & downloadable chords, music can be embedded in your own website using copy/paste code
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