From Album to Sunday Morning

When Sovereign Grace produces an album, one of our main goals is to write songs that can be sung by local churches. Songs that are singable, memorable, and theologically informed.

Another one of our goals is to make albums that are musically creative enough to bear repeated listenings without sounding tired. Those two goals can compete with each other, at times making it challenging to take a song on an album to Sunday morning.

One of the ways we’re hoping to address that issue is by producing training videos that present songs as they might be played in a small group. You can find one for Jesus Lives here and one for You Have Been Raised here.

Another way is to offer more resources, including videos and sheet music, that show how we’re doing some of these songs in the church.

This past Easter, while I was over preaching at Grace Church in Bristol, UK, Ken Boer had a choir lead my home church in singing “You Have Been Raised,” from our recent album Risen. This was the result:

You can download the band chart here. Right click here or on the image below to download the choir arrangement. You can also get the string parts by right-clicking here.

14 Responses to From Album to Sunday Morning

  1. Ruben Carrillo May 21, 2011 at 11:02 AM #

    This was beautiful. I’m sure it sounded even better there.

  2. Katherine May 21, 2011 at 11:13 AM #

    oh the day we get those lyrics translated to Spanish and we can sing those at my church here in the Dominican Republic!!!

    Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Cindy Mae May 21, 2011 at 7:11 PM #

    That is beautiful. I just came across your blog and love it. I will be back often! Love in Christ!

  4. susan hart May 21, 2011 at 8:03 PM #

    folks–that was just wonderful!! so thankful for the gifts our gift-giving God has deposited to His Church. and thank you for sharing that with us.

  5. Carmello May 24, 2011 at 2:06 AM #

    Bob I seriously JUST came on to your website to email you about this! I was wanting the chorus arrangement and chord chart for this Easter presentation and BOOM, there it is. Unfortunately your site was freaking out at the moment so it was like someone holding candy just out of reach (yes, I love candy). But thank you for posting music for your Easter presentation. I loved the recorded version of “You Have Been Raised” and your Easter version is EXACTLY what I’m looking to do to teach the song corporately. Thank you!

  6. Peter Turnbull May 25, 2011 at 8:27 AM #

    Hi Bob, this is wonderful. Would love to do this next Easter with our Band/Choir/Orchestra. Any chance you could post the orchestral parts too?
    Every blessing to you

  7. Paul Hayes May 25, 2011 at 4:12 PM #

    Bob, The pdf file for the choral part doesn’t work-just freezes. Do you know what is happening? Thanks for your generosity in helping churches spread the gospel in song!

    • Bob Kauflin May 26, 2011 at 1:39 PM #

      Paul, the link should be working now. We were having issues with the website. Let me know if it works.

  8. Bethany June 3, 2011 at 7:36 PM #

    Choir arrangement link still opens a blank page and then freezes Internet Explorer.

    • Bob Kauflin June 3, 2011 at 7:41 PM #

      Bethany, thanks. That is a problem. I’ll have someone smarter than me look into it.

  9. Bethany June 10, 2011 at 5:52 PM #

    Thanks for posting the string arrangements!! Much appreciated :)

  10. Malachi T June 11, 2011 at 12:05 AM #

    This is excellent thank you for sharing! I wonder if you’ve got a choral arrangement of Behold Our God laying around too? :)

  11. jvptoad March 3, 2016 at 2:10 PM #

    Old old thread, but I noticed that the video link doesn’t work anymore. I’d like to show that video to my band as a demonstration of the song, since it is a little different from the recording. Any chance the video can be re-enabled? Thanks!

    • Bob Kauflin March 3, 2016 at 4:19 PM #

      Jonathan, thanks for asking. Sorry, but we don’t have access to that video anymore.

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