Name That Worship Music Composer!

Can you name that worship music composer? Be the first to enter the correct answers in the comments, and I will personally shake your hand and give you the honorary high five of…uh…honor.
Get your pencils ready….
1_____He was called the “prince of Scottish hymn writers” and is best known for the lyrics of “Not What My Hands Have Done.”

2_____This composers is a Texas-born missionary kid who founded CanZion Producciones in 1987; at NCF we sing his song “Mas Que Palabras.”

3_____A former vaudeville/blues musician, who teamed up with Mahalia Jackson to usher in the “Golden Age of Gospel Music” with songs like “Precious Lord, Take My Hand.”

4_____Depite being blinded as an infant, this composer produced 8,000 hymns! Highlights include, “To God Be The Glory,” “Near The Cross,” and “Blessed Assurance.”

5_____A Brit who has given us “Better Is One Day” and “Heart of Worship.”

6_____A gospel music trailblazer who composed “Bless the Lord, O My Soul,” “The Blood Will Never Loose Its Power,” and “My Tribute (To God Be The Glory).”

Answer Key:
A. Frances (Fanny) Crosby
B. Andraé Crouch
C. Horatius Bonar
D. Marcos Witt
E. Matt Redmann
F. Thomas Dorsey

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  1. #1 by Rob Hatch on March 21, 2006 - 2:55 pm

    Not exactly hard when you include names in the image files name..
    BTW what do you think of Witt? Is more of his music “incorporatable” into the music of a spanish NCF? if so what albums?

  2. #2 by kirk on March 21, 2006 - 4:26 pm

    hey, that’s cheating!
    The only album I have of Marcos Witt is “Enciende Una Luz”. At NCF-STL we have done at least three songs from this CD, mainly the slow songs.
    Escucharte Hablar
    Mas Que Palabras
    Jesus Eres Mi Buen Pastor
    Some of the songs from this CD are available as leadsheets on Song Select. Ask my dad to hook you up. As far as the content, it’s pretty typical charismatic/CCM kind-of-stuff that is vague enough that it can serve a worship service at certain points. But, I would get your hands on a spanish translated hymnal to include some meat into the service too. As far as style, he does mostly pop-ish tunes that have a nice groove. Some of it is very dance oriented, like club music. He’s kind of like a spanish Lionel Richie.

  3. #3 by Andrew Kaufmann on March 22, 2006 - 6:05 am

    I dig Fanny’s shades.

  4. #4 by Krista on April 4, 2006 - 4:14 pm

    Fanny was blind.

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