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Songs from STAND 2013 (William Chong)


(Song sheet as a PDF: download)

(Songs we sang at previous conferences: 201220112010)


This past weekend, Howick Baptist Church hosted over 300 people from all over New Zealand for the 2013 Stand for the Gospel conference. The theme of the conference this year was “Finding Assurance: How Can I Know I’m A Christian?”. Throughout the weekend, we were grateful to have the opportunity to sit under the preaching of Thabiti Anyabwile from First Baptist Church Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands.

Conferences attendees were united with a love and passion for Christ crucified and risen for our sins, yet came from various church backgrounds and musical preferences – so a range of music was chosen to reflect that diversity. The music teams over the weekend ranged from a full praise band, to an a cappella mens quartet leading in four-part harmony. The songs were woven with prayers, scripture readings, interviews and other elements.

Many of the hymns we sang were public domain. This year we also sang songs and arrangements by Michael MorrowIndelible Grace MusicSovereign Grace MusicJamie Brown (TFCA) and the Getty/Townend songwriting duo.

1. FRIDAY PM – William Chong with contemporary band and organ

Call to Worship: Psalm 103
Behold Our God
Praise My Soul the King of Heaven (adapted from The Falls Anglican Church arrangement)
Reciting the Apostles’ Creed
The Apostles’ Creed (song)
Scripture Reading: John 1:1-18, 1 John 1:1-4
Session 1 – Receive the Word
All I Have Is Christ

2. SATURDAY AM – Craig Starrenburg with mens quartet

Call to Worship: Psalm 100
All Creatures of our God and King (with alternate lyrics verse 3 and 4)
Holy Holy Holy
Isaiah 6:1-8
Grace Greater Than Our Sin
Scripture Reading: 1 John 1:5-2:14
Session 2 – Walk in the Light
We Have An Anchor

3. SATURDAY PM – William Chong with contemporary band

Call to Worship: Psalm 96
Glorious and Mighty
Thou Lovely Source of True Delight
I Asked The Lord That I Might Grow
Psalm 130 (From the Depths of Woe)
Interview with Philip Hanson (bivocational ministry)
Scripture Reading: 1 John 2:15-29
Session 3 – Love God
Jesus I My Cross Have Taken

4. SUNDAY AM – Luke Waltz with HBC music team

Blessed Be Your Name
Now Why This Fear
There Is A Hope
The Solid Rock
Scripture Reading: 1 John 2:28-3:24
Session 4 – Purify Yourself With Hope
We Belong To The Day

5. SUNDAY PM – David Chua with orchestral group

In Christ Alone
Every Promise
Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus
Interview with Enoch Chan (student ministry)
Scripture Reading: 1 John 5:1-21
Session 5 – Keep From Idols
By Faith
Benediction: Jude 1:24-25


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