Martin Smith Appears On Noel Richards' 'Love Songs from Heaven'
Last modified: 01 Aug 2008
Martin Smith appears on the recently released album 'Love Songs from Heaven' which features 13 tracks written by British worship leader Noel Richards. The album is a collection of some of Noel's best known worship songs, written during the last 25 years. The vocals on each of the songs have been recorded by a different worship leader, with Martin Smith recording a new version of the song 'By Your Side'.
'By Your Side' was written by Noel and his wife Tricia in 1989 and originally appeared on the 1990 album of the same name. The song has been extensively sung by church congregations over the past 18 years, with it's simple chorus of: "Lord I love You and adore You. / What more can I say? / You cause my love to grow stronger, / With every passing day."
Other artists who have recored songs for the album include Darlene Zschech, Matt Redman, Tim Hughes, Graham Kendrick, Brenton Brown, Lou Fellingham, Cathy Burton, Stuart Townend and Brian Doerksen. The album was produced by former Delirious? sound engineer Paul Burton. Said Noel Richards, "Paul Burton along with these guys has done a fantastic job in breathing fresh life into the songs".