Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Newsong: Lord when I remember (Father's House)

 Lord when I remember (Father's house) by Thomas Dean

 I was really lucky to get some time away to write in February and this idea had been on my mind for a while. Jesus own words "Why were you searching for Me? Didn't you know I had to be in My Father's house?" get to the heart of our own lives of worship and devotion. I also wanted to try and put some flesh on the idea of being in God's presence, in his house, and understanding our new identity is in him and him only. (Romans 3, Luke 2.49) 

Verse 1
Lord when I remember
My orphaned heart
I felt no worth

Struggling for direction
You sought me out
And brought me home

I'm standing in your presence

Now when you look for me,
You'll find me in my Father's house
It's where I love to be
You'll find me in my Father's house
He knows my name.

Verse 2:
Imprisoned when you found me
Now your life runs through my veins
And I know freedom in your sonship
You've healed my heart
I am your child

I'm standing in your presence

Thank you, Father

 Father's House (Remix) by Thomas Dean 

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Come to the Party

"A man asked his friends to a party. But they all said 'We're too busy!' 
The man then asked poor people, hurt people , and people with no homes. 'Come to the party!' he said. And they did! 
"The man was happy now, And everyone enjoyed the party."

This is our God! 

Everyone should own a Children's Bible. 

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Good Words

“If leading worship is just about bringing a group of people into a room so we can get goosebumps and sing songs together, there’s not much value in that. But if leading worship is a means to an end, that we leave this place as a different kind of people, as part of a new humanity that God wants to create – the people that are caring for the widows and orphans, that aren’t bound by the systems of this world but becoming free, becoming fully engaged in our world – then that matters.” Michael Gungor. 

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

New Song: My God Lives

Had a few people ask for these to be put up somewhere, so here you are. 

  My God Lives (Fly) #remix by Thomas Dean

My God lives, breathing life into the weary
My God heals, and He wants to make me whole
We were made to reflect You in your beauty
Oh Lord

Would I fly, as Your spirit makes me new
My life shall point to You
Renewed, Refined, Restored
Would I soar, in my weakness You’ll be strong
An adopted child of God
I am Yours

Our God speaks, building faith into his children
Words of truth, bringing freedom from our shame
We’ve been saved, to reflect You in Your beauty
Oh Lord

In Your freedom, forgiveness
With the hope of Your promise
I am Yours

In the grip of my Father
Who can love like no other
I am Yours

Wednesday, 9 February 2011


I’ve loved the last few sessions of worship I’ve been involved in. (We'll leave the fancy words behind for a change) They have called to my attention – God; and with my family, I’ve sung out to Him because of X amount of reasons culminating in Him being worth it, or worthy. Brilliant.

I get increasingly excited about gathered times of exalting Jesus. I want each time to be more awe-filled and intimate than the last. So I ask myself: 
 What can we do that takes us deeper in truth?
 How can we get out of the way so people can tune into the speaking voice of God and be reassured by His comforting Spirit?
 How can we help people who engage with God in different ways to meet with Him?
What’s right for this gathering? Celebration? Repentance?

I love all of this, I need to grow in all of this, but I get frustrated. I want more, I want the real thing. We love to sing and surrender, we love to live our lives for the glory of Him who is able, but more and more I identify with the phrase ‘now and not yet’.

'If I find in myself desires nothing in this world can satisfy, I can only conclude that I was not made for here' C.S Lewis

If all we have to look forward to is better introductions, more creative artwork, slicker productions and more thought provoking lyrics then I’m out. I want our gathered worship times to host the presence of God. To give us more and more of an idea of what it might be like when nothing holds us back from Him. To know God like Adam did – naked and unashamed.

The trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.

I love the story of a well-known lead worshipper sprinting around an empty car park because there were no words left that could satisfy their hunger for God. In preparing for my next service I sometimes struggle that however pleasing our worship to Him is and however much we hear from God, there is still more. Am I just greedy with God? We have to do everything we can to allow the presence of God to dominate our times together, but no amount of planning can take the place of the euphoria of being with Him in Spirit and in Truth.

Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

 Jeremiah 29

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

New Song: God Who Saves

  God who saves by Thomas Dean

So my good friend Robert decided he'd like to record a song of worship I wrote last year. Thanks Rob! Feel free to have a listen, the lyrics are here if you want a look.

Our God is a God who saves; from the Sovereign LORD comes escape from death. Psalm 68:20

Newsong: Broken As I Am

 Broken As I Am by Thomas Dean

Rubbish recording but quite like the song! Hope to do it properly very soon.
Words are viewable here. Enjoy.