|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.
Kendrick also released "Let the Flame Burn Brighter" as a single in 1989, which reached 55 in the UK Singles Chart.
He is a member of Compassionart, a charity founded by Martin Smith from Delirious?.
Shine, Jesus, Shine is regularly highly placed in hymn popularity polls. Fellow songwriter and former Kendrick bandmember Stuart Townend has said, "I have no doubt that in 100 years time the name of Kendrick will be alongside Watts and Wesley in the list of the UK’s greatest hymnwriters". Kendrick also has his critics, among them the right wing journalist Quentin Letts, who has described him as "king of the happy-clappy banalities" and "the nation's pre-eminent churner-outer of evangelical bilge".
"Shine, Jesus, Shine"
"The Servant King (From Heaven You Came)"
"Meekness and Majesty"
"God With Us"
"O Lord, Your Tenderness"
"He That Is In Us"
"Go Forth In His Name"
"Lead Me To The Cross"
"For This Purpose"
Footsteps on the Sea (Key Records) 1971
Bright Side Up (Key Records) 1972
Paid on the nail (Key Records) 1974
Breaking of the dawn (Dovetail) 1976
Fighter (Dovetail) 1978
Jesus Stand Among Us (Dovetail) 1979
Triumph in the Air (Glenmore Music) 1980
18 classics (Kingsway) 1981
Cresta Run (Kingsway) 1981
The king is among us (Kingsway) 1981
The blame (Kingsway) 1983
Let God Arise (Kingsway) 1984
Magnificent Warrior(Kingsway) 1985
Make Way for the King of Kings -A Carnival of Praise (Kingsway) 1986
Make Way for Jesus -Shine Jesus Shine (Make Way Music) 1988
Make Way for Christmas -The Gift (Make Way Music) 1988
Let the Flame Burn Brighter (single) (Make Way Music) 1989
Make Way for the Cross - Let the Flame Burn Brighter (Make Way Music) 1989
We Believe (Star Song) 1989
Amazing Love (Integrity) (Integrity's Hosanna! Music) 1990
Crown Him (Integrity'sHosanna! Music) 1991
King of the Nations (Word UK) 1992
Crown Him - The Worship Musical (Word UK) 1992
Spark to a Flame (Megaphone/Word UK) 1993
Rumours of Angels (Megaphone/Alliance) 1994
Is Anyone Thirsty? (Megaphone/Alliance) 1995
Illuminations (Megaphone/Alliance) 1996
No More Walls (Make Way Music/Alliance) 1997
No scenes of stately majesty (E.P) (Megaphone/Alliance) 1998
The Millennium Chorus (Millennium Chorus Ltd) 2000
The Easter Collection (Make Way Music/World Wide Worship) 2001
What Grace (Make Way Music/Fierce!) 2001
Rumours of Angels / The Gift Double CD (Make Way Music/Fierce!) 2001
The Prayer Song Collection (Make Way Music/World Wide Worship) 2002
The Psalm Collection (Make Way Music/World Wide Worship) 2002
Do Something Beautiful (Make Way Music/Fierce!) 2003
Sacred Journey (Make Way Music/Fierce!) 2004
USA Live Worship (Make Way Music) 2005
Out Of The Ordinary (Make Way Music/Fierce!) 2006
Dreaming of a Holy Night (Make Way Music/Fierce!) 2007
The Acoustic Gospels (Make Way Music) 2010
|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||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)||6|
|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)||15|
|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)||4|
|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|