Vineyard meetings usually starts with 30 minutes of worship, where we focus on God. This means songs led by the band. The purpose of these songs is to meditate on what Jesus has done for us, thank Him, and to confess our sins, weaknesses and needs.
Worship music and other Christian worship songs have roots in the Psalms of the Old Testament, where God is praised, prayed for and people poured out to Him their joys and pains. The Orthodox Christians sing songs without instruments, and the other old churches use the organs.
Contemporary worship music has roots in hippie revival in the early 1970s. Hippies who found Jesus did not abandon their folk and rock music, but used it to praise God. The instruments were guitar, drums and keyboard. Vineyard Music USA was born in the 1980s and released a lot of worship music, which was used in the various churches. Later Vineyard Recods UK has also released lots of new worship music.
Vineyard worship songs are prayer, which is directed to God. Paul exhorts the church as follows: “Sing with thankfulness to God psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs” (Colossians 3: 16)
Here are some of the latest Vineyard songs of praise: