Welcome to the Men of Praise
Interdenominational Christian Male Choir
Woodstock, Ontario

Other "Men of Praise" groups

Having the phrase "Men of Praise" in your choir or group name can cause much confusion when people are doing web searches for a song by a group of that name. Depending on where your home page comes up in the search engine heirarchy means you can end up getting all kinds of requests for songs that have never been recorded by your choir or group. As with any song, if you don't see the song title on the Recordings page, we haven't recorded it.

The song The Weaver is a case in point and has been the focus of interest recently. We have been receiving requests, both by email and phone calls, to buy our CD with this song. People hear it on the radio, usually on a syndicated program on Christian radio stations in the United States and the announced group is called Men of Praise. People find it very moving, do a web search for Men of Praise and find our site, but can't find this song on any of our CDs.

So far three different Men of Praise groups have been identified:

The third Men Of Praise group listed above (also known as RBC Men of Praise, from Radio Bible Class ministries) is the group in question. Very little information is available about them and they have no direct web site. They appear to be affiliated with RBC Ministries which distributes their CDs through Discovery House Music. Their first CD called It Is Well With My Soul is from 1992, it contains the sought-after song The Weaver, but is no longer available (out of print). The second one called Until Then is from 2004 and is still readily available from Discovery House (and others). The covers and track listings are included below, as is the lyrics for the song The Weaver.

Discovery House or RBC Ministries might be persuaded to republish the original CD if they see enough demand for it. So start sending your requests to them by phone or email if you want this CD for yourself! Our choir can't be the only Men of Praise group receiving requests for this song.

It Is Well cover
Until Then CD cover

Track listing, first CD

  1. You're Worthy
  2. The Weaver
  3. What Wondrous Love Is This
  4. I Think I Just Heard My Name
  5. Before The Throne
  6. Be Careful To Care
  7. O Could I Speak The Matchless Worth
  8. Carry On
  9. What I've Come To Expect From You
  10. It Is Well With My Soul

Track listing, second CD

  1. All Because Of God's Amazing Grace
  2. What A Day That Will Be
  3. He Looked Beyond My Fault
  4. No One Ever Cared For Me Like Jesus
  5. Sheltered In The Arms of God
  6. I Should Have Been Crucified
  7. Until Then
  8. Written In Red
  9. I Will Glory In The Cross
  10. Fill My Cup, Lord
  11. Each Step I Take

Lyrics for The Weaver:

Have you ever watched a weaver working at the loom?
As he weaves a lovely tapestry from threads of many hues.
Each one a perfect pattern, each thread the perfect shade.
That's how our Father gently shapes the children He has made.

You see, my life is just a weaving between my Lord and me.
And I cannot change the colors he chooses lovingly.
At times He weaves in sorrow, and I in foolish pride
forget He sees the finished work and I the underside.

Not till the loom is silent and the shuttles cease to fly
shall God unroll the tapestry and explain the reason why.
The dark threads are as needful in the weaver's skillful hand
as the threads of gold and silver in the pattern He has planned.

When the trials of life unravel the fabric of our plans.
When we face the deep confusion of painful circumstance.
When our feeble strength is broken, and we stand with empty hands.
That's when the Father whispers "Trust the pattern I have planned."

Without those trials we'd never learn the promise of His word.
That all things work together to them that love the Lord.
And someday in His presence, when His glorious face we see.
We'll wear our finished tapestry throughout eternity!

© 2022 Woodstock Men of Praise, Peter Schepers
This page last updated on Oct 23, 2007