Matt Redman ~ The Heart Of Worship

 Matt Redman ~ The Heart Of Worship

I remember the first time I heard The Heart of Worship . . . it must have been 1999 and the song stunned me. I realized quickly how empty my singing had become, out of neccessity, rather than praise. Matt Redman has touched the hearts of many thousands of people all over the world with this insightful song. He touched mine deeply.

The heart of worship is our heart, delighting in Jesus and expressing praise to him for the true things the Scriptures teach us about who he is and what he has accomplished for us. It is, then, “all about” Jesus, not us. It involves us, but we’re at the periphery. He’s at the center. He’s the focus. It’s his commands we consider first, not our preferences. Redman’s song is about refocusing, and re-centering, and reminding ourselves why we worship — and who we worship. – Desiring God

I’m coming back to the heart of worship!

Source: MattRedmanVEVO

“The Heart of Worship”
written by Matt Redman

When the music fades
and all is stripped away
and I simply come.
Longing just to bring
something that’s of worth
that will bless Your heart.

I’ll bring You more than a song,
for a song in itself
is not what You have required.
You search much deeper within,
through the way things appear,
You’re looking into my heart.

I’m coming back to the heart of worship
and it’s all about You, it’s all about You, Jesus.
I’m sorry, Lord, for the thing I’ve made it
when it’s all about You, it’s all about You, Jesus.

King of endless worth,
no one could express
how much you deserve.
Though I’m weak and poor,
all I have is Yours,
every single breath!

I’ll bring You more than a song,
for a song in itself
is not what You have required.
You search much deeper within,
through the way things appear,
You’re looking into my heart.

I’m coming back to the heart of worship
and it’s all about You, it’s all about You, Jesus.
I’m sorry, Lord, for the thing I’ve made it
when it’s all about You, it’s all about You, Jesus.

Matt Redman is married to Beth and they have five children. They are based on the south coast of England, near Brighton. Matt has been a full-time worship leader since the age of 20 and this journey has taken him to countries such as South Africa, Japan, India, Australia, Germany and the Czech Republic. Along the way he has sung in venues such as the Angels baseball stadium, both old and new Wembley stadiums, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Royal Albert Hall.

Matt’s earlier songs include ‘The Heart of Worship’, ‘You Never Let Go’ and ‘Blessed Be Your Name’. More recent compositions include the Grammy-nominated ‘Our God‘, and the double-Grammy winning ‘10,000 Reasons‘ – for which he also received a Billboard award in the USA. His latest record was recorded live at Abbey Road Studios in London.

Matt is also the author of several books, including The Unquenchable Worshipper, Facedown,Mirrorball,Blessed Be Your Name (co-authored with Beth Redman) and Indescribable (co-authored with Louie Giglio). Source: About Matt Redman

To hear Matt share the story behind The Heart of Worship, the BBC Radio Hour Diane Louise Jordan interviews Matt.


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    February 8, 2016

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