It’s a well-known fact that we often remember better what we sing than what we say (or hear). In the context of the local church, this means we need worship songs with both good harmonies and solid theology. A new collaboration of artists, produced by Isaac Wardell, combines a robust theology of work with beautiful melodies meant for singing and remembering.
Wardell, Director for Worship Arts at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville, Virginia, recalls when the idea for the new album, Work Songs, first occurred to him. “I was asked to lead worship in 2014 at a conference on faith and work,” he said. “When the organizers asked me for songs celebrating vocation, I had a difficult time thinking of good examples. That experience highlighted for me the need for songs about calling and vocation.”
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