Released May 2002, the new FW songbook contains all of the songs from the Family Worship albums to date, plus around 40 new ones from a wide range of writers.
The styles and themes of the songs cover a huge range, but they all have one thing in common - they are songs that are usable in corporate worship (see complete listing).
The songbook features full piano scores and guitar chords, and the pages are arranged so that complete songs are on facing pages so that you don't need to turn a page in the middle of a song.
There are also are 3 useful indexes:
Published by Kevin Mayhew Ltd in association with Family Worship
Resources, the songbook costs £17.99 - it's more than we would
like to charge ideally, but is the lowest cost that the book could
be economically priced at, and does work out to less than 20p a song!
You can order the songbook
securely online, for worldwide delivery.
Go to full listing
From the back cover, by Roger Forster:
From the foreword, by Graham Kendrick:
Where the Family Worship collection of songs really comes into its own is in the provision of a broad range of material that crosses the (artificial) boundaries that can be perceived to exist between worship for adults, children and youth. The songs have lyrics that are accessible to children, yet acceptable to adults, and they have a depth and weight that is sometimes lacking in the "lighter" type of songs that sometimes tend to be used in all-age services. The musical styles are very varied, and it is this variety that gives the collection its strength - in using a selection of the songs in any one service, you will go a long way towards ensuring that there really is something for everyone.
I have known Mike Burn for many years, and have watched as he has
developed, not only in his own writing, but also in encouraging other
writers from a grass roots level in our own church, Ichthus Christian
Fellowship, and from other churches, to write songs that will serve
the church in worship. I have no hesitation in warmly recommending
this collection of songs to you."