Are you familiar with songwriter Brenton Brown? You will definitely recall some of his music!
Brenton Brown, originally from South Africa, found breakout success as a worship leader and songwriter as part of the Vineyard movement in the UK, writing several worship standards across multiple albums including “Lord Reign In Me”, “I Surrender”, “Humble King”, “All Are Thirsty” and “Hallelujah (Your Love Is Amazing)”.
I have always loved the song “Lord, Reign in Me.” It is a corporate prayer of praise! Brenton Brown wrote the music and words in 1998. The second verse is my favorite. It states:
“Over every thought, over every word,
May my life reflect the beauty of my Lord;
‘Cause You mean more to me than any earthly thing.
So won’t You reign in me again?”
Romans 6:11-13: In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. Do not offer the parts of your body to sin, as instruments of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God, as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer the parts of your body to Him as instruments of righteousness.”
Brenton and his wife Jude relocated to California in 2008 and he has continued to create incredibly powerful worship songs including “Everlasting God”, “Lion and the Lamb”, “Worthy Is Your Name”, “Impossible Things” and many more. Brenton stretched his creativity in 2014 writing Grammy Award-nominated CCM song “Soul On Fire” for Third Day which spent an incredible 11 weeks at #1 on Christian AC radio.
In 2018, tragedy struck the Brown family as their home was completely destroyed by the Woosley wildfire, losing all of the contents. Miraculously, Brenton’s writing shed on the property was spared along with his songwriting notes and instruments.
Brenton regularly leads worship and attends Vintage Church L.A. where he currently serves as a worship pastor.
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