One of the church’s leading songwriters - and a true champion of supersized worship – Noel has added colour, energy and passion to the church over many decades.
Since his early years as a member of the British Youth For Christ team through to the long association with the Pioneer Church Network, Noel has continually written songs to inspire and enrich the worship of the church. Perhaps best known of all these is ‘All Heaven Declares’ – a fitting title for this fifteen track compilation.
With the likes of ‘You Laid Aside Your Majesty’, ‘To Be In Your Presence’, ‘By Your Side’ and ‘You Are My Passion’ this compilation is full of some of the most significant songs to have blessed the church over recent decades.
Also on the album are the classic anthems ‘He Has Risen’ and ‘Nothing Shall Separate Us’, songs which were the soundtrack to the 1997 worship event at Wembley Stadium, ‘Champion of the World’. Further events took him to stadiums in Cardiff and Berlin, with more in the pipeline.
Noel has also collaborated with two other worship leaders, Wayne Drain (USA) and Brian Houston (Ireland). Together they have recorded and toured as The Hudson Taylors, releasing an album - Hurricane – with Kingsway in the spring of 2002.
All Heaven Declares: The Very Best of Noel Richardswill be released on 15 February through Kingsway Music.