Reuben Morgan

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Reuben Morgan performing at the Hillsong concert in Zagreb

Reuben Morgan (born 1975) is the worship pastor at Hillsong Church in London, UK. Prior to this he was a worship pastor and one of several worship leaders and songwriters alongside Darlene Zschech at Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia. He has written songs such as "Eagles Wings", "Hear Our Praises", "I Give You My Heart", "My Redeemer Lives" and "Mighty to Save", which won the Worship Song of the Year at the 40th GMA Dove Awards.[1] In 2005 his first solo worship album, World Through Your Eyes, debuted at No. 3 in the Australian Christian Charts. The album was also released in Canada.

In 2005, Morgan signed with Rocketown Records. The company released his debut album in the United States, but four of the original songs were removed in favour of cover versions of Hillsong songs written by Morgan. In addition, the remaining songs were remixed and the resulting songs had a heavier feel when compared to the softer adult contemporary-style originals.

Morgan has toured extensively around the United States, Canada and Europe. A 2007 European tour featured events in Scotland, England, Germany and Sweden.[2] Everyone, contains Morgan's interpretation of his music and was mostly written in the previous 18 months, recorded in a big sounding, studio worship without the congregational elements found in the Hillsong Live albums.[3] Everyone largely featured covers of previously released Hillsong songs written by Morgan and was released in Australia on 2 October 2006.

Morgan officially became Hillsong's new worship pastor in 2008, succeeding Darlene Zschech, however, Zschech continues to be a worship leader of the Hillsong Worship Team. On 29 June 2010, Hillsong Live released A Beautiful Exchange, an album featuring songs by Morgan. Morgan led Hillsong's 2010 tour of the United States, which kicked off on 21 July and included events in Dallas, Detroit and Los Angeles.[4][5]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Sarah[6] and they have three children.

Songs[edit]

Songs written or co-written by Morgan appear on the following albums:

  • God Is in the House (1996)
  • All Things Are Possible (1997)
    • "In Your Hands"
    • "Your Love"
  • Touching Heaven Changing Earth (1998)
    • "Touching Heaven, Changing Earth"
    • "Lord Your Goodness"
    • "You Are Holy"
    • "You Gave Me Love"
  • By Your Side (1999)
    • "My Redeemer Lives"
    • "Your Unfailing Love"
    • "What the Lord Has Done in Me"
    • "You Said"
    • "Eagles Wings"
    • "This Is How We Overcome"
  • Everyday (1999)
    • "On the Lord's Day"
    • "More"
    • "Heaven"
  • For This Cause (2000)
    • "One Day"
    • "Faith"
    • "You Are Near"
    • "Lifted Me High Again"
  • Best Friend (2000)
    • "Jesus Generation"
  • You Are My World (2001)
  • King of Majesty (2001)
    • "Most High"
    • "I Adore"
  • Blessed (2002)
    • "Blessed" with Darlene Zschech
    • "Through It All"
    • "I Adore"
    • "With You"
    • "Most High"
    • "All the Heavens"
  • To the Ends of the Earth (2002)
    • "Need You Here"
    • "Glory"
  • Hope (2003)
    • "Need You Here"
    • "Still"
    • "Glory"
    • "Highest"
  • More Than Life (2003)
    • "Sing (Your Love)"
    • "More Than Life"
  • For All You've Done (2004)
    • "For All You've Done"
    • "With All I Am"
    • "Sing (Your Love)"
    • "More Than Life"
    • "To You Alone"
  • World Through Your Eyes (2004)
    • "Christ Divine" with Mia Fieldes
  • God He Reigns (2005)
    • "Let Creation Sing"
    • "Emmanuel"
    • "Let Us Adore"
  • Mighty to Save (2006)
  • Everyone (2006)
    • "All for You" with Fielding
  • Saviour King (2007)
    • "You Are My Strength"
    • "You Saw Me" with Fielding & Fieldes
  • The I Heart Revolution: With Hearts As One (2008)
    • "Mighty To Save" with Fielding
    • "More Than Life"
  • This Is Our God (2008)
    • "This Is Our God"
    • "Stronger" with Fielding
    • "Across The Earth" with Matt Crocker & Mike Gulielmucci
    • "Where We Belong" with Joel Davies
  • [a_CROSS//the_EARTH] :: Tear Down the Walls (2008)
    • "Freedom Is Here" with Scott Ligertwood
    • "You Hold Me Now" with Matt Crocker
  • Faith + Hope + Love (2009)
    • "The First and The Last" with Joel Houston
    • "For Your Name" with Jad Gillies and Joel Houston
    • "Yahweh"
    • "We Will See Him" with Robert Fergusson
    • "You Hold Me Now" with Matt Crocker
  • A Beautiful Exchange (2010)
    • "Open My Eyes" with Braden Lang
    • "Forever Reign" with Jason Ingram
    • "Greatness Of Our God" With Jason Ingram and Stu Garrard
    • "Believe" With Darlene Zschech
    • "Thank You" with Ben Fielding
  • Aftermath (2011)
    • "Awakening" with Chris Tomlin
  • God Is Able (2011)
    • "With Us" with Dylan Thomas
    • "God Is Able" with Ben Fielding
    • "Alive In Us" with Jason Ingram
    • "Awakening" with Chris Tomlin
    • "God In Everything" with Fielding
  • Cornerstone (2012)
    • "Love Knows No End" with Ben Fielding and Harrison Wood
    • "Hope Of The World" with Jason Ingram and Matthew Bronleewee
    • "All My Hope" with Jason Ingram
    • "Love So High" with Matt Redman, Chris Tomlin, and Jason Ingram
    • "Stand In Awe" with Ben Fielding
    • "Cornerstone" with Edward Mote, Eric Liljero, and Jonas Myrin
  • Glorious Ruins (2013)
    • "Christ Is Enough" with Jonas Myrin
    • "Closer" with Braden Lang, Jason Ingram & Joel Davies
    • "We Glorify Your Name" with Ed Cash, Jason Ingram, Matt Maher & Chris Tomlin
    • "You Crown The Year" with Brooke Ligertwood
    • "Lift You Higher" with Nait Masuku & Tekiva Ledwidge

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Dove Awards Celebrates 40th Year With Good News For Steven Curtis Chapman, Brandon Heath And Casting Crowns". BREATHEcast. 2009-04-24. Retrieved 2012-12-29. 
  2. ^ Kevin Donovan (2007-07-10). "Hillsong's Reuben Morgan to Tour Europe". Christian Today. Retrieved 2010-07-16. 
  3. ^ The Hillsong Live recordings are made in the megachurch and feature live worship and singing from the congregation.
  4. ^ "Hillsong Live With Reuben Morgan Tour Begins July 21". BREATHEcast. 2010-06-24. Retrieved 2010-07-16. 
  5. ^ Jackie A Chapman (2010-07-03). "The story of A Beautiful Exchange". Christian Today. Retrieved 2010-07-16. 
  6. ^ Joe Montague (2005-10-14). "Giving His Heart Away : Artist Reuben Morgan". Soulshine. Retrieved 2010-07-16. 

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