Containing a whole host of great new congregational songs, at the same time it explores some deep issues – pain, loss, mental health – and includes the moving song “Keep you here” from the video about his brother Phil’s journey with cancer. This is Stuart’s first album for four years, and contains some of his most powerful work to date.
‘So why is it called Courage? Recent events & situations (including the death of my brother) have had a big impact on me personally, and on my writing. And the word that has kept coming back to me is COURAGE: courage to face my own pain, to share my pain, and to sit with the pain of others.’
Stuart is one of the leading worship songwriters of his generation: from ‘How Deep the Father’s Love’ to ‘In Christ Alone’, ‘The Power of the Cross’ to ‘Beautiful Saviour’, his songs are sung in churches and events around the world, and his lyrics acclaimed in the same breath as those of Watts and Wesley. His songs will feed the church for many years to come. He tours extensively and leads worship at events around the UK and abroad, pioneering a distinctive style of acoustic folk that sets his music apart from the mainstream ‘rock worship’ style that sometimes dominates the scene.