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What Is "Songs In His Presence"?

Hi, and welcome to the Songs In His Presence web site. As part of your visit, you would probably like to know a little about our roots and history.

As for who we are the picture above includes those of us that we could get together in the same place at the same time near the beginning this specific outreach ministry in 2004. We are bound together by our love of music and love of the Lord.

Pictured are composers, instrumentalists, arrangers, and vocalists (album soloists and choral singers).

The Lord had provided us a number of very gifted musicians and some ten excellent composers from our members and friends. From this mix has come a broad variety of new music uniquely able to foster song as prayer and intimate communion with Jesus. The music flows from our experience of spiritual renewal and community, and expresses deep worship.

Some of us have been working together at creating and making music for church and para-church worship use, largely in Southeastern Michigan for over 50 years. We sensed a calling from the Lord to share with the rest of the church the beautiful and prayer-inspired music which the Lord seemed to be generating among us, for His honor, through which worship leaders, music directors, and Christian believers could also be drawn closer to Jesus.

Songs In His Presence has been formed to share this new music with others. It works well in spontaneous formats like prayer meetings to support prayer and praise. It is also well suited to the more organized pattern of a Catholic Mass, for which much of the music was first composed. Initially the "Psalms" CD presented 12 and later, the complete collection of the 3-year cycle of Psalms was released.

We identified with church and parish music ministers and began to participate in national pastoral music conventions, and others, as exhibitors and showcase presenters, where attendees were introduced to our music: varied in style, yet suitable for Masses, directed to the Lord, and deeply prayerful. Many commented on the inspiring fresh sound and accessible, beatiful settings. Our music, particularly our "Psalms In His Presence" collection was to become the choice of many parishes across the country.

We have always placed emphasis on playability and singability in our music. Simple piano, organ or guitar accompaniment is generally sufficient. At the same time, those with access to more sophisticated instrumental support will find that this music expands readily.

We have produced printed music for well over 100 titles in the form of guitar/vocal lead sheets, piano/vocal scores, vocal arrangements, choral octavos, and instrumental parts. With the CDs, mp3s and digital streams as guides for many of our songs, you will be immediately able to adapt this music for your own use. Most of the SIHP composers have joined International Liturgy Publications (ILP Music) and our songs are now found in their hymnals and choral collections. It is through ILP music that you can obtain most of our titles. (see our Printed Music page for details.)

Questions? Send us an email at info@SongsInHisPresence.com, or call us at (734) 507-1604.



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