Doug Barker
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Updated hymns

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matthew Stahlmann Nov 19, 2012. 11 Replies

songs for alter calls

Started this discussion. Last reply by Doug Barker Sep 25, 2010. 27 Replies


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Nathan Gifford replied to Doug Barker's discussion 'Hymns'
"Yes, this is an old thread, but I wanted to share an article on wrote on Psalms, hymns and spiritual songs and what really is effective worship. It's a good read, especially for those in the old "hymn" battles.…"
Apr 4
Wulf Forrester-Barker replied to Doug Barker's discussion 'Hymns'
"I see this is quite an old discussion but not one I've chipped into before. I wonder how it worked out for Doug (are you still around)? My take is that contemporary versions of hymns are often a good way to introduce them to new audiences who…"
Apr 4
C. Foster Payne replied to Doug Barker's discussion 'Hymns'
"I use the following published volume from Word Music for modern arrangements of hymns. Most of them are well-received:"
Apr 3
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Jul 24, 2013
Brad Robinson replied to Doug Barker's discussion 'Hymns'
"I love hymns that can be done the way Crowder, Tomlin, and Baloche do them.  Also, we throw in a country style hymn now and then.  I'll Fly Away starting with a slow acapella 3 or 4 part harmony them moving into a fast rhythm on vs. 1…"
May 31, 2013
Alli Hogan replied to Doug Barker's discussion 'Hymns'
"Our church loves hymns (Our congregation isn't exactly a young, hip, crowd).  We still have hymnals and we still sing from them.  You can always go online and search for hymns.  Also, listen to Jars of Clay's album…"
May 30, 2013
Matthew Stahlmann replied to Doug Barker's discussion 'Hymns'
"Check out the band Ascend the Hill.  The have a whole album of hymns in contemporary style."
Apr 30, 2013
Steven DeMott replied to Doug Barker's discussion 'Hymns'
"I find that most any hymn can be done as a contemporary arrangement...sometimes the language feels odd with a contemporary setting, but ones I find myself doing are: Take My Life All Hail The Power Of Jesus Name How Great Thou Art Come Thou…"
Apr 26, 2013
Al Hilgendorf replied to Doug Barker's discussion 'Hymns'
"All Hail the Power of Jesus Name When I Survey Immortal, Invisible Crown Him With Many Crowns Amazing Love, How Can It Be These are some we have used. We sing mostly contemporary but I throw in a hymn every once in a while. I've seen a Hal…"
Apr 26, 2013
Stevo replied to Doug Barker's discussion 'Hymns'
"We have 50/50 hymns/contemporary songs. It fits into a natural break in our service quite well. We also do some traditional hymns in a modern style: Amazing Grace with an added chorus between verses Come Thou Fount Tis So Sweet to Trust in…"
Apr 25, 2013
Doug Barker posted a discussion


Do any of you still do traditional hymns in your services?  I have been doing contemporary for many years now and have just been hired as a worship leader at a church that has been doing mostly traditional hymns.  They now want a mix.  What are some good hymns that can be done in a bit more contemporary way?See More
Apr 24, 2013
Matthew Stahlmann replied to Doug Barker's discussion 'updated hymns'
"Google a band called "Ascend the Hill"  They also have an album of updated Hymns.  Their version of "The Love Of God" is awesome."
Nov 19, 2012
Suz replied to Doug Barker's discussion 'updated hymns'
"I don't know if it's Lou Fellingham herself or Phatfish, but Lou seems to have been singing a couple of updated hymns recently.  First it was To God be the Glory (this arrangement I actually quite like) and then I heard her on BBC…"
Nov 15, 2012
Junjie replied to Doug Barker's discussion 'updated hymns'
"I agree with Martyn on this point and I think his recommendations are great. These people write in a hymn-ish way, and after you cover some of their songs you'll find that you can start to think "hymn" too! :)"
Nov 10, 2012
Ed Fuchs replied to Doug Barker's discussion 'updated hymns'
"Jesus paid it all Capo 4 in B with a Low 5 string BASS... Awesome."
Nov 7, 2012
martyn burt replied to Doug Barker's discussion 'updated hymns'
"And don't forget many modern songs are in fact based upon the hymn style, although usually with a chorus.  Look at anything written by Graham Kendrick, Stuart Townend, or Keith and Christine Getty and you will find many modern…"
Nov 5, 2012

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Home Church:
Gateway Baptist
Musical Gift(s):
leading worship and writing Christian songs
About Me:
I had a Chrisian band for 5 years doing all original music. We always did a worship set. Then one day I was asked to become worship leader of a start up church. Did that for about a year. Then God opened the door for a full time position at an Air Force Base leading worship for their contemporary service. The position at the Air Force Base was a contract position. After the contract expired the services became all volunteer due to government cutbacks. I am now worship leader for a Baptist Church and enjoying it tremendously.
Favorite Music:
almost any worship for secular music....The Beatles

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At 11:06pm on August 2, 2009, Rick Cogbill said…
Thanks for the ad, Doug. May the Lord continue to bless you in your ministry.
At 2:43pm on June 10, 2009, Charlie Smith said…
The acoustic in the pic. is aregular 6 string Martin Guitar. along with my 77 Les paul Deluxe....Thanx Charlie Smith
At 2:12pm on June 9, 2009, Junjie said…
Hi, Doug!

Welcome to Worship the Rock! Hope to see you getting involved with the discussions here. And do feel free to upload any songs you've written, let everyone check them out! :)

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