Dylan Laine presents a beautiful ukulele cover of ‘Come Now Is The Time To Worship’ by Phillips, Craig & Dean.
This cover is absolutely beautiful and Dylan’s voice is so soothing and relaxing.
Brian Doerksen is a Canadian singer-songwriter and worship leader. He has written songs like “Refiner’s Fire,” “Faithful One” and “Hope of the Nations” which have been sung in churches around the world.
‘Come Now Is The Time To Worship’ is Doerksen’s best-known song, which was composed in the darkest and lowest season of his life in 1977.
He said about the song in an interview, “Our family had moved to England, and I became the Worship Pastor of Southwest London Vineyard, meeting in the Elliot School. I had no other place to live and no other job offers. I felt as if I were barely hanging onto my faith in God.”
“We were told that two of our six children had a condition called Fragile X Syndrome, a form of mental retardation. I remember looking at one of our small children and thinking, ‘He will need personal care for the rest of his life.’”
“One morning, within months of moving to London, I went for an exercise/prayer walk, as I often did. I walked just to clear my head, to pray, to give my day to God, and to pour out some of my pain and my dreams. As I was walking through southwest London, very close to Wimbledon Stadium, I heard a message floating through the air. It was as clear as a bell, ‘Come, now is the time to worship.’”
“I thought, WOW!, the call to worship is being sounded all of the time and in all kinds of ways. God is reaching out to his creation, inviting us to come, to do the very thing we were created to do.”
“When I got home I ran upstairs and sat down at the piano. I began playing the song over and over again. I said to myself, ‘What is this song? What is this call that is going out?’”
Within weeks of him teaching the song to his church congregation, he started hearing reports of other churches singing it. Soon congregations around the world were singing it.
The success of ‘Come, Now Is the Time to Worship’ blessed his family and allowed them to move back home to Canada, to the house where he was raised.
When we worship God in the midst of trials and tribulations, there will be a beautiful testimony waiting for us at the end of it all, just like in the case of Brian Doerksen and family.
Aloha from Hawaii.
Thank you for sharing such a beautiful rendition, an ukulele version of this worship song.
I play the ukulele too and it is rare to find someone playing this song on the ukulele.
I totally enjoyed it!!
Blessings to you Dylan!!!