Missing Jewel: 10 quotes from the man who saw it all

Posted by Duncan Reid on 15 November 2017

Missing Jewel: 10 quotes from the man who saw it all

From Bind Us Together to Blessed Be Your Name in his 40 years at the heart of UK worship music Les Moir has seen a lot. This year Les released a book about his experiences - Missing Jewel. He sat down with Martin Smith to talk about how the UK church music movement of the 80s and 90s went on to change the way the world worships. We've pulled together 10 of the best clips and quotes.

Discovering worship

"Even from early on I knew there was an expression of worship that was joyful"

Musical style

"By the third verse my wife and I were just a mess"

Finding his place

"I was soaking all this up, and just trying to play my part"

Learning humility

"I didn't call you to be a star, I called you to be a servant"

John Wimber

"He steps off the plane, and at the bottom of the steps at Heathrow basically the Lord puts him on his face"

UK worship

"It's been explosive, that's what's impacted the nations"

Meeting Matt Redman

"It was electrifying in terms of life, worship, Holy Spirit moving..."

Early 90s

"It was definitely a wave"

Champion of the World

"Noel, they're taking stadiums for worship"

Songwriter collaborations

"Everyone in community, then collaboration comes, and from collaboration comes innovation"

To find out more you can buy Missing Jewel by clicking here.

More like this

Song of Solomon Lent Devotional

Song of Solomon by Martin Smith - Song Devotional. Some people take a lifetime to learn the truth about God’s love. Some people never wake up to the fact that we’re in need of rescue, that we can’t make it on our own, and that God alone can save us. But for those that begin to figure it out, the implications are immense | WeAreWorship

Great Lives: Jackie Pullinger

Jackie Pullinger has worked alongside drug addicts and gang members in Hong Kong's infamous Walled City, putting herself in great danger and seeing God move in miraculous ways. You could be forgiven for thinking that her life is a little different from our own...

What's the Point of Presence without Purpose? part 2

In the concluding part, Mal du Plessis looks at the history of worship and justice.

Free Songs

with chords, lyrics and MP3