|Short Name:||Graham Kendrick|
|Full Name:||Kendrick, Graham, 1950-|
Graham Kendrick (born on 2 August 1950, Blisworth, Northamptonshire) is a prolific British Christian singer-songwriter and worship leader. He is the son of a Baptist pastor. He now lives in Croydon and is a former member of Ichthus Christian Fellowship. Together with Roger Forster, Gerald Coates and Lynne Green, he was a founder of March for Jesus.
Kendrick began his songwriting career in the late sixties. His most enduring accomplishment is his authorship of the words and music for the song, "Shine, Jesus, Shine", which is among the most widely heard songs in contemporary Christian worship worldwide. His other songs have been primarily used by worshippers in Britain. Kendrick is a co-founder of the March for Jesus. He received a Dove Award in 1995 for his international work. In 2000, Brunel University awarded Kendrick an honorary doctorate in Divinity ('DD') in "recognition of his contribution to the worship life of the Church". He was awarded another DD in May 2008, from Wycliffe College in Toronto, Canada.
Although now best known as a worship leader and writer of worship songs, Graham Kendrick began his career as a member of the Christian beat group, Whispers of Truth. Later, he began working as a solo concert performer and recording artist in the singer/songwriter tradition. He was closely associated with the organisation, Musical Gospel Outreach, and recorded several albums for their record labels. On the first, Footsteps on the Sea, released in 1972, he worked with the virtuoso guitarist Gordon Giltrap.
Kendrick worked for a time as a member of "In the Name of Jesus," the ground-breaking mission team led by the Rev. Clive Calver. Calver went on to run British Youth for Christ and the Evangelical Alliance, and then left the United Kingdom for the Evangelical Church in the United States Kendrick, however, has remained firmly fixed in the UK church, as probably the most influential Christian songwriter of his generation.
|Tunes by Graham Kendrick (24)||As||Instances|
|[Come let us worship Jesus]||Graham Kendrick (Composer)||3|
|GOD IS GOOD (Kendrick)||Graham Kendrick (b. 1950) (Composer)||2|
|GOD OF THE POOR||Graham Kendrick (b. 1950) (Composer)||2|
|HERE IS BREAD||Graham Kendrick (Composer)||4|
|Jesus, Stand Among Us (Kendrick)||Graham Kendrick (Composer)||2|
|KNOWING YOU||Graham Kendrick (Composer)||5|
|LORD, YOU ARE SO PRECIOUS TO ME||Graham Kendrick (b. 1950) (Composer)||2|
|[Make way, make way, for Christ the King]||Graham Kendrick (Composer)||5|
|MEEKNESS AND MAJESTY||Graham Kendrick, b. 1950 (Composer)||7|
|Amazing Love||Graham Kendrick (Composer)||4|
|O LORD THE CLOUDS (A NEVER-FAILING STREAM)||Graham Kendrick (b. 1950) (Composer)||2|
|YOUR TENDERNESS||Graham Kendrick (Composer)||4|
|[Once you were darkness]||Graham Kendrick (Composer)||2|
|RESTORE, O LORD||Graham Kendrick (b. 1950) (Composer)||2|
|SHINE JESUS SHINE||Graham Kendrick, b. 1950 (Composer)||17|
|Soften My Heart||Graham Kendrick (Composer)||2|
|SONG IN OUR HEARTS||Graham Kendrick (b. 1950) (Composer)||2|
|[The Earth is the Lord's and everything in it]||Graham Kendrick (Composer)||2|
|THE FEAST IS READY||Graham Kendrick (Composer)||5|
|THE SERVANT KING||Graham Kendrick (b. 1950) (Composer)||2|
|WE ARE HERE TO PRAISE YOU||Graham Kendrick (b. 1950) (Composer)||2|
|[We are His children]||Graham Kendrick (Composer)||3|
|We Believe (in God the Father)||Graham Kendrick (Composer)||3|
|Who Can Sound the Depths of Sorrow||Graham Kendrick, b. 1950 (Composer)||2|