The Resound Worship Team, based in the UK, is conducting a world-wide search for new worship songs on the themes of creation, ecology and Christian hope. They are calling the effort Doxecology. (We love the name!)
Peter Harris of A Rocha explains why he believes this is so important:
“doxecology is such an important and significant initiative. We truly are what we love, and in worship our triune God draws us to love all that he loves. He cares for all life on earth and can turn our hearts from destruction. He cares for the poor who suffer most from the current crises his hand-made world is facing. In these times of widespread assault on his creation all over the world, may these new hymns and songs of worship renew the passion of God’s people to live the good news, to lament, and to renew our hope in Christ.”
This is what Resound Worship is looking for:
We want to create a collection of songs that enable churches to include these important themes in their gathered worship. We’re expecting a variety of styles and approaches, but we’re especially looking for songs that will be at home in a contemporary worship music setting. The songs should be clearly Christian in content and should be congregationally singable. Our primary goal is that church congregations take them up and sing them.Our goal is to create a collection of songs that will enable churches to include these important themes in their gathered worship. We’re expecting a variety of styles and approaches, but we’re especially looking for contemporary-styled worship songs, where material is so thin on the ground. We will also welcome hymns and other forms.
One other thing: The deadline is 18 October. You don’t have much time – get out that guitar, dust off your harmonium, warm up your vocal cords – and let us know if your song is among those selected!
Interested? Check them out at resoundworship.org/doxecology