Stuart Townend

Sep 14, 2018
Mar 16, 2015
May 19, 2014
May 22, 2012
Jun 21, 2011
May 05, 2009
Feb 11, 2008
Jul 30, 2007
Jun 22, 2007
Jan 01, 2006
Jan 01, 2002
Jan 01, 2001
Jan 01, 1997

Stuart Townend is listed in the credits for the following albums:

Year Artist Album Role
2001 Petra Revival Songwriter
2003 Newsboys Adoration: The Worship Album Songwriter
2005 Newsboys He Reigns: The Worship Collection Songwriter
2011 MercyMe The Worship Sessions Songwriter
2013 Graham Kendrick Worship Duets Duet Vocals
2013 Keith & Kristyn Getty Live at the Gospel Coalition Songwriter
2015 Rescue Beautiful Songwriter
2016 First Call Second Birth Songwriter

Stuart Townend

Jan 01, 1963

Stuart Townend is a British Christian worship leader and writer of hymns and contemporary worship music. His songs include "In Christ Alone" (2002, cowritten with Keith Getty, Townend's first collaboration with any other songwriter), "How Deep The Father's Love For Us", "Beautiful Saviour" and "The King Of Love".

As of 2008, CCLI lists the popular In Christ Alone in its Top 25 CCLI Songs list. In 2005, Cross Rhythms magazine described Townend as "one of the most significant songwriters in the whole international Christian music field". The Christian website commented that, "the uniqueness of Townend’s writing lies partly in its lyrical content. There is both a theological depth and poetic expression that some say is rare in today’s worship writing".

Townend, son of a Church of England vicar in Halifax, West Yorkshire, was the youngest of four children. He studied literature at the University of Sussex. Townend started learning to play the piano at age 7. At the age of 13, he made a Christian commitment, and began songwriting at age 22.

Stuart has led worship and performed events across the world, at many conferences and festivals including the Stoneleigh Bible Week in the early 90s to the early 00s, Together On A Mission, Mandate, Mission:Worship, Keswick Convention, Spring Harvest and many more. He has also featured on Songs of Praise and worked alongside other high profile Christian musicians including Keith Getty, Lou Fellingham, and Phatfish.

Stuart Townend. (2011, February 13). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 14:17, June 10, 2011, from

May 21, 2012

Kingsway announces the global release of Stuart Townend Ultimate Collection, a 16-track album from one of the Church's most prolific modern hymn writers.

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