#ANGLICAN – In capital letters!!!
By George O.N
“Sinach, Frank Edwards, Nathaniel Bassey, Joe Praize and the rest of them are worship musicians who convey God’s word through music with power! They are been used by God to affect lives! Many of them are from of the Pentecostal churches… don’t argue with me on where they started! Is there musician of international repute from the Anglican Church?”
That was a question asked by someone. I choose to answer it on the media for the benefit of others who are also wondering. I will be talking about just one musician! Just one whose influence has remained positive and global! You may be wondering who he is.
Well, you’ve heard about him, his song is a global Christian anthem and you never knew he is an Anglican. He is not just an Anglican, he has been ordained as a Pastor (Reverend) in the Anglican Church even as he remains the worship leader of Holy Trinity Brompton and he is the director of Worship Central. He wrote the popular song that you sing everyday “Here I am to worship”. His name is Tim Hughes, he is just 37 years old.
I won’t be saying much on the person of Rev. Tim Hughes, you can read about him on Wikipedia. He has become my music mentor. His songs has been repeated by renowned worship bands and artists like, Micheal Smith, Hillsongs, Chris Tomlin and still counting. He is the original writer and singer of the song “Here I am to worship”
His song will be one the theme songs in the “Crusaders Youth Conference 2015” at Umunya, Anambra State.
#PhotoCredit: Rev. Tim Hughes
Let’s sing the chorus together:
Here I am to worship
Here I am to bow down
Here I am to say that you’re my God
You’re altogether lovely
Altogether wonderful to me