Tony Willis is worship leader at Oak Tree Anglican Fellowship, Acton, London, UK, one of the Holy Trinity Brompton family of churches.
"Rivers of Grace is a collection of worship songs I've written over the last few years. Back in 1997, I had an encounter with God which changed my life beyond all recognition. Much of my life before that was struggling to break free from the condemnation that I felt when I fell short of God's standards. However hard I tried I could never live up to those standards. What I discovered is that God is not like that. He's "more willing to give than I'm to receive", He looks for those He's lost, those who are far away, like the father searched for the prodigal son even when he had rejected everything the father stood for. He accepts me as I am.
Many of these songs reflect that discovery, and my prayer is that your life will be transformed too through this amazing truth.
"This is the mystery of Your grace
That You chose to die for all our race
For enemies and not for friends
Gave up Your life without demands"
While I was still acting as an enemy towards God, Christ died for me
Come and discover the God of Grace."
|I worship you||mp3 (4.94mb)||Chords|
|Influenced by the Stereophonics, Radiohead, U2 and Delirious, this is a simple song which expresses true worship - "Do all that You want to with me, my heart is safe in Your hands". This song is about giving more and more of my life up to God.|
|Rivers of grace||mp3 (4.32mb)|
|Inspired by the amazing statements in the book "What's so amazing about grace" by Philip Yancey - "There is nothing we can do to make God love us more. There is nothing we can do to make God love us less" - Rivers of grace picks up on some of the key themes from Paul's letters about God's total acceptance of us because of Jesus' finished work on the cross. Song influences include U2, Oasis and Delirious.|
|Search my heart||mp3 (6.58mb)||Chords|
|Psalm 139 - "Where can I go, where can I hide, in the still of the night Your presence is always there", an atmospheric song which breaks into an up-tempo chorus asking God to "search my heart, and see what lies within".|