Songs of Praise by Mark Conner

In my younger years, I was very involved in church worship music. I played the piano for church services, led times of worship, wrote songs, directed a choir, and did some studio recording work. Occasionally, when speaking at various churches and conferences today, I will go to the piano and sing one of my own compositions.

Here is a list of some of the songs I have written that have been recorded. Included below is an audio of each song, as well as words and music. I hope you enjoy them.

Jesus, I Desire to Know You More. This is a very personal song of devotion written in 1990. For the ‘Windows to Heaven’ studio recording in 2002 at the then Waverley Christian Fellowship, Carl Laurens sings and I play the keyboards.

Jesus, I Desire to Know You More

It Was On the Cross. After reading an article about how few praise and worship songs back in the early 1990s were referring to the work that Jesus did on the cross, I went straight to the piano and wrote this song quite spontaneously in a very short time frame. It was recorded as part of the ‘Be Strong’ album in 1999 at Waverley Christian Fellowship, produced by Keith and Cathy White.

It Was On the Cross

Here We Are. This song was recorded on Integrity Music’s first international album back in 1991 called All Nations Worship, which I was privileged to lead on.

Here We are

Around the Table. A song written in 1994 for the communion time in church services. It was recorded as part of the ‘Be Strong’ album in 1999 at Waverley Christian Fellowship, produced by Keith and Cathy White.

Around the Table

Jesus, How I Love You. I wrote this song back in 1987. It was recorded as part of the ‘Walking in the Kingdom’ album in 1996 at Waverley Christian Fellowship, produced by Keith and Cathy White.

Jesus, How I Love You

The Joy of the Lord is My Strength. I wrote this praise song back in 1989 a year before my mother passed away suddenly. She loved this song and loved to sing it in church. This song recorded as part of the ‘Walking in the Kingdom’ album in 1996 at Waverley Christian Fellowship, produced by Keith and Cathy White.

The Joy of the Lord is My Strength

Lift Up Your Voice. Written way back in 1988, this song was recorded as part of the ‘Be Strong’ album in 1999 at Waverley Christian Fellowship, produced by Keith and Cathy White.

Lift Up Your Voice

Finally, some casual photos of me back in my music days …

4 Replies to “Songs of Praise by Mark Conner”

  1. Great times Mark. Beautiful praise songs and just loved the Presence of God. Just love the country accordian player. We loved and appreciated that Godly man and miss him. Thank you so much for sharing him with us. Frank and Kaye Lee

  2. I don’t remember where i heard this song The Joy Of The Lord..amazing melody Ps Mark…simple melody n lyrics but so uplifting..i m so encouraged n lifted up just singing these few lines.Love the songs fr Be Strong Album too.u r truly a talented musician.Tq for coming 2 OCF Clayton to give us a short keyboard session on how to play worship songs n worship leading..i still kept the recorded cassette copy of the session on how 2 play different styles of worship songs on keyboard..

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