BOWATER, Christopher Alan (Chris). b. 1947. Bowater is a British songwriter and pastor. Between 1978 and 2006 he had published some 51 songs through Sovereign Lifestyle Music, Kingsway and Thankyou Music. Many of these have featured in various editions of series such as Mission Praise and Songs of Fellowship, as well as in denominational hymnals. Among his most popular and enduring songs are ‘Faithful God’ (1985) and ‘Jesus shall take the highest honour’ (1998). He has also published new versions of older hymns, including ‘How sweet the name of Jesus sounds’ (1990). His music is characterised by strong, approachable melodies that are clearly intended for congregational singing. A Royal...
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