Martin Smith’s father set him on a course that would define the direction of his life just two weeks after he was born. What could have been a tragedy was turned into a life of serving the church and spreading the gospel through songwriting and worship leading. This incredible testimony from the frontman of arguably the most influential UK Christian rock/worship band, Delirious?, makes for an exciting devotional episode.
The scripture Martin bounces off of is 1 Samuel 16:14-16 (ESV) –
14 Now the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and a harmful spirit from the Lord tormented him. 15 And Saul’s servants said to him, “Behold now, a harmful spirit from God is tormenting you. 16 Let our lord now command your servants who are before you to seek out a man who is skillful in playing the lyre, and when the harmful spirit from God is upon you, he will play it, and you will be well.”
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Music by Martin Smith
Who is Martin Smith?
For the last three decades, UK worship artist, songwriter, and producer Martin Smith has been penning songs that bring fresh air to the lungs of the Church. From “Did You Feel the Mountains Tremble?” and “Waiting Here for You” to “I Could Sing of Your Love Forever” and “History Maker,” Martin’s songs have connected generations, inspiring and influencing worship leaders and worshippers alike. And whether as frontman for the ground-breaking band Delirious?, lead singer of Army of Bones, or as a solo worship leader, Martin has been involved with almost every aspect of the modern worship movement.
Married to Anna, father to six children, and part of St. Peter’s Church in Brighton, England, Martin continues to write, tour and lead worship.