Category Archives: Song

Once We Were Not A People

It’s been a while, no? I thought I’d post another of my songs up here but they take me so long to record! It’s a song that has pretty much run it’s course at church, seldom used, so I’m posting a badly played, badly mixed demo up here mainly for posterity.

We were doing a series at Northwest Church about the doctrine of the church. One lunch time whilst at work I got inspired and looked up a whole chunk of verses about the church and the one that resonated most was:

1 Peter 2:10

” 9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.”

Not a people Chord Sheet (PDF)

Band:

Bad Electric Guitar/Acoustic Guitar/Vocals: Ben Lewis
Bass: Louise Lewis
Drums: Tim Brittain

© Ben Lewis 2009

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You Who Flung Stars…

Jet in Carina: WFC3 UVIS

Source: Hubblesite.org

An oldie, and yes, the ellipsis is part of the title. Pretentious? Quite possibly.

This was the first song I wrote for my band at Northwest Church; I wrote it in 2008 and we recorded it as a band in the November of that year. I wanted to encapsulate the Bible and the Gospel in a song, “from Genesis to Revelation” (as Junior Murvin famously sang); I can’t remember where the inspiration came from for the music.

We have used this song in both the recorded arrangement below and also a quieter down tempo version we did for Christmas 2010. It seemed to work quite well either way.

You Who Flung Stars Chord Chart (PDF)

© Ben Lewis 2008

Band:

Electric Guitar/Vocals: Ben Lewis
Guitar: Bryn Morgan
Bass: Louise Lewis
Drums: Tim Brittain
Backing Vocals: Claire Hickman/Zoe Cooley
Trumpets: Dan Garbutt
Studio/Mix/Mastering: Andy Smith (Influential Studios www.influentialstudios.co.uk/)

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