Illumine Worship Music resources
Recordings and sheet music produced by Illumine are listed alphabetically on this page.
Illumine's first full-length recording, Volume 1 explores the idea that only when seen through the lens of Jesus and his love can life really make sense. The download includes all 12 songs plus the liner notes.
1. See Life Better
2. Savior of the Nations, Come
3. The Newborn Bloom
4. O Jesus So Sweet
5. There is a Fountain Filled with Blood
6. What Wondrous Love is This
7. A Lamb Goes Uncomplaining Forth
8. Preach You the Word
9. What Can Stand
10. Brothers, Sisters, Let Us Gladly
11. Heaven is My Home
12. Lord, You I Love with All My Heart
A Lamb Goes Uncomplaining Forth
This is a brand new melody for Paul Gerhardt's beautiful retelling of the Gospel and our response to it. Lead sheet (with melody, lyrics, and chords) and the recording (featuring vocal harmony, guitar, and violin) are available.
A NEWBORN BLOOM
This is a brand new melody and a totally new translation for the Christmas hymn "Behold a Branch is Growing" (a.k.a. "The Rose of Sharon"). Our hope is to make this excellent poem accessible to a new generation.
Give Thanks to God on High
This is a brand new melody for Timothy Dudley-Smith's poem with a really fun setting. The melody is very singable for a congregation and the arrangement includes parts for guitar, piano, and a horn section.
Heaven is my Home
This is a new setting of Thomas R. Taylor's poem and Albert Sullivan's (of Gilbert and Sullivan) melody. This would be easily accessible to any congregation that is already familiar with the hymn and wants to use it with a band.
This recording and the accompanying sheet music are almost finished - check back soon!!!
Lord, You I Love with All My Heart
This is a setting with only very slight adjustments to the typical melody. Lead sheet (with guitar chords, melody, and lyrics) and MP3 are available.
O Jesus, So Sweet
We've added a simple instrumental line to this already lullaby-esque hymn. Lead sheet for guitar and instrument are available, along with the MP3.
Preach You the Word
This is a brand new melody to Martin Franzmann's hymn, which retells Jesus' parable of the sower and the seed. The folksy feel is simple and the melody is very easy for a congregation.
Savior of the nations (Newborn Light)
This uses the tune "Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland" (the tune most typically associated with this text) for the verses and takes the words of Luther's 7th verse and turns them into a refrain with a new, very congregationally friendly melody. The setting has an urgent feel that taps into the feeling of expectation we have as we look forward to Jesus' coming.
SEE LIFE BETTER
This Illumine original song feature a beautiful melody and lyrics by Kent Reeder that emphasize how the Gospel shines in us, on us, and through us. The arrangement features piano, violin, and cello.