Sunday Setlist - July 19

Beautiful weather underscored a beautiful day at Gospel Light today. The team was a little tired at rehearsal this morning, but things still went very well at service, which was the first service with Pastor Pedro as our "official" senior pastor.

Today's list:


Lord I Lift Your Name on High (Founds)(G)

Main Set:

You Are Good (Houghton)(E)
Again I Say Rejoice (Houghton/Lindsey)
Hosanna (Fraiser)(C#m)
Revelation Song (Riddle)(G)
How Great is Our God (Tomlin/Reeves/Cash)(G)

Rock of Ages (R.Baloche)(A)

Rehearsal was a little rough today, as almost everyone was as my house for a graduation party Saturday night. Every once in a while those early Sunday mornings are a challenge, and this week was one of them. Fortunately with no classes this week, we were able to run a little long to polish up, and even got in a run through of a new song. (All Because of Jesus.) Most of the team has breakfast together on Sundays, and by the time service started, we were at 100%

Even though I've been chasing an annoying buzz through my effects chain, I was getting some nice tone today, especially on the first two songs. Josh was out of town this weekend, so Justin led vocals. When that happens, he focuses more on singing, and I have to pick up a little more of the load. I don't mind on days like today, with a fun setlist and good tone. (What more could I ask.)

I thought "Hosanna" came out really well today, although I almost forgot to reset my delay pedal after practicing the Fee song. (That would have been ugly.) I enjoy that song, and so does the congregation. The girls did a great job on "Revelation Song" - especially our newest vocalist Emmanuelle. She belted out the second verse like she's been doing it for years.

Couple of "oldies but goodies" in the set today as well. The Rick Founds tune is obviously a classic, but one that everyone knows and gets into. And the Rita Baloche song for offering was one we haven't done in quite a while. We had a little miscue as far as where we were going to end, but everyone recovered quickly, and made it pretty seamless. That's one of the benefits of a team that knows each other so well, I suppose.

This setlist joins all the others on Fred McKinnon's blog, a year in a going strong. Check it out yourself.


  1. Hosanna is a great song. We used it last week.

  2. Lord I Lift Your Name is kind of fun done 'Sweet town Alabama' style, but otherwise needs care not to let it drag. I *think* I know Hosanna, but there have been so many songs with that name it's hard to tell. How Great is a good 'un. The rest I don't know.

    Since you mention the buzz, resetting the delay etc, this is one of the reasons I love a processor - pre-program the thing and it's all there ready. But I do know what you mean about having good tone sometimes: that's how is with pedals, never knowing whether it'll sound great or a bit off, and having to compensate with your playing. Using a pedal board helps, as it reduces the risk of settings being changed in transit, but it's always a bit of a walk into the unknown.

  3. We do "Lord I Lift..." with a bit of a Latin flair to it. No issues with it dragging, I can tell you! The "Hosanna" I'm referring to is a slower Hillsong tune, written by Brooke Fraiser. I just happen to like it a lot, and we do it pretty well, I think.

    I do use a board (but I'm looking for another.) I think I'm having power issues causing the buzz - it comes and goes, usually coming at the worst times. I had the delay set on a really fast multi-echo for "All Because of Jesus," whereas "Hosanna" needs a slow, analog delay. Almost an oops.

  4. I know I've said it before but I really love "Revelation Song"! We do it in our youth services, it's definitely one of my favorites.


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