Brooke (Fraser) Ligertwood is not only a prominent worship leader of Hillsong Worship, she's also responsible for crafting some of the Australian megachurch's signature tunes including "Hosanna," "Transfiguration," "What a Beautiful Name," "Who You Say I Am" and many others. Recently, Ligertwood was a guest speaker at Vous Conference 2018 where she shared where her song ideas came from.
"Songs are like poo," Ligertwood told Vous Church Pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr. after he praised her famous worship song "Hosanna" and asked where the ideas for her worship song come from. "Whatever you feed yourself, is what's going to come out. You could say life is like that," she described. "Scripture is the answer to that. I love to read, I love the Bible, I have a bad back because of it."
Ligertwood explained that the songs are there to build the church. "When it comes to worship, I think that one of the special things about Hillsong Church is that every single one of our songwriters are people who are either serving in the church, volunteers or staff [but] none of us are on staff to write. We're in the business of building the church," she explained.
She referenced Proverbs 14:4 that says where there is no oxen, the stalls are clean."Meaning where there's life, there's mess. That's the reality of humanity," Ligertwood stated. "I think that all of that manure, in all of its stench and warmth is a fertilizer for songs."