“Sing to the Lord a new song for He has done marvelous things.” Psalm 98:1
Singer, songwriter, Dave Weber, has been composing Christian music for the past 50 years. For 36 of those years, he has used his music in worship at three congregations in which he has served as an ordained Lutheran pastor. For a number of those years, he shared his music in a music ministry predominantly in Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Tennessee, and Missouri. Three albums of songs were professionally recorded during this time. He recently retired from the ministry, but he continues to use his God given gifts as the Lord gives opportunity to “Sing a new song”.
Learning to play the guitar and composing songs was not a sought after activity. When Dave was young, his love of sports came first. At the age of 16, a sports injury laid him up for the summer. As it turned out, that same summer his older brother Paul brought home an acoustic guitar from college. With time on his hands, Dave began to learn the basics of guitar playing and composed his first song. His father, who was also a Lutheran pastor, asked to hear the song. Upon hearing it, he reminded his young son that guitar playing is a learned talent, but writing a song of faith is a gift. Dave has always cherished that wisdom from his father.
Over the past 50 years, Dave has written hundreds of songs of faith. He has a large collection of songs for children, as well as those for family, friends, and congregations. He finds great joy in the simplicity of melodies tied to lyrics that share the love of his Lord.
Dave will be sharing five of his songs of faith accompanied by the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. He gives special thanks to Tony Memmel for his patience and expertise in arranging the songs to be performed.
Dave, and his wife Lois of 42 years, resides in Hancock in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. They have four married children and fourteen grandchildren.
I want to thank Conductor Kevin McMahon and the Sheboygan Symphony Board of Directors for granting me this unbelievable opportunity to sing with the Sheboygan Symphony and Chorus. For one time in my life, I get to live the words of Psalm 150 that states,
“Praise Him with the sounding of the trumpet,
Praise Him with the harp and lyre,
Praise Him with timbrel and dancing,
Praise Him with the strings and pipes,
Praise Him with the clash of cymbals,
Praise Him with resounding cymbals.
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.”
To Him be the Glory!
With Joy In Jesus!
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