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.

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