Songwriters Showcase

Songwriters Showcase

Grassroots Christian songwriters

John Martin


Now in his late forties, John has been writing, singing and performing Christian songs for over 30 years. In the 1970’s and 80’s, John played bass guitar in a number of Christian rock bands (including Life & Rocksalt) and with his wife Jan worked with youth groups and Sunday School in the Midlands and Lancashire. John and Jan have three daughters Rachel, Ruth and Christina.

In recent years John has been involved in leading worship at St Michaels & All Angels church in Stourbridge in the West Midlands. He has a particular desire to worship God and to encourage others to do so, young and old. He believes strongly that, using our God-given gifts we should continually seek to make our worship relevant, moving, biblically sound and exciting.

The songs featured here were composed for a Christmas event entitled, ‘Christmas Presence’, being presented at St Michaels for the first time on 22nd December 2002. They were recorded at home on a simple 4-track cassette machine. The songs are designed to convey the real Christmas story through the eyes of some of the characters involved (Herod, Joseph, the Shepherds, the Innkeeper, Simeon & Anna).

"May the peoples praise you, O God, may all the peoples praise You" (Psalm 67 v 3)

Featured Songs

I am the king mp3 (3.12mb) Chords pdf file
In this child mp3 (5.6mb) Chords pdf file
She's just a girl mp3 (5.8mb) Chords pdf file
The shepherd's song mp3 (4.06mb) Chords pdf file
Who's that knocking at the door? mp3 (2.78mb) Chords pdf file