Sing a New Song to the Lord!
Mere Dog Music is the brainchild of David Skates, pastor, teacher, musician and composer-songwriter. Here on this sight you will find the sheet music, song lyrics, and audio files of some new inspiring praise songs. Take three minutes and browse our website to find some new worship music that is singable, teachable and Biblical. To play a 30 second clip of any song, just click an mp3, then play the sample at the top. Available worldwide, we pray that our worship and praise songs will offer you the spiritual encouragement and insight you need to further glorify God’s name and live a happy and faithful Christian life.
A Word About Our Founder David Skates Plus a Word of Thanks
Twenty years ago, David was called to minister to a church in Riverside, California. There, he not only preached, but he also discovered that he needed to use his musical background (including a BA in music theory-composition from Pepperdine University) to prepare the worship team and congregation for contemporary Christian music. As he began to work with them, arranging and teaching newer music, his creative gifts were reignited and he began writing his own songs. From this fledgling ministry grew Mere Dog Music.
Since that humble beginning, Pastor Skates has written a number of contemporary Christian songs after founding Mere Dog Music in 2001. He is also a writer-publisher member of the American Society of Composers, Arrangers, and Publishers (ASCAP), and a member/participant in Christian Copyright Licensing Inc.
Pastor Skates has been blessed to work with many talented people over the years and he sends thanks to his various co-writers who are listed on the songs they and he jointly wrote. He especially thanks his good friend, Vernall Townsend, who was the Worship Leader at that Riverside church and it is Vernall singing lead on many of the audio file downloads.