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Far Kingdom is from The Gray Haven’s new album, “Fire and Stone,” released on January 6th, 2015.
lyrics
There is a far kingdom
A ways from here
Beyond the storm and the sea
There will be no need of darkness
And none for tears
When that far kingdom I see

There’s a river we will know
Ever clear and ever full
From the fount that overflows
In the light of the King

And when we drink it we will find
That this joy, ever full, will ever rise
And it’ll rise on, in the kingdom
In the kingdom

There is a far kingdom
On the other side of the glass
And by a faint light we see
Still there is more gladness
Longing for the sight
Than to behold or be filled, by anything

There’s a river we will know
Ever clear and ever full
From the fount that overflows
In the light of the King
And when we drink it we will find
That this joy, ever full, will ever rise
And it’ll rise on, in the kingdom
In the kingdom

There is a far, far kingdom
There at the end of the sea
Where they know my name
And until that far, far kingdom
Calls me home
Oh, my soul, I will wait

For the river we will know
Ever clear and ever full
From the fount that overflows
In the light of the King

And when we drink it we will find
That this joy, ever full, will ever rise
And it’ll rise on, in the kingdom
In the kingdom
And it’ll rise on, in the kingdom
In the kingdom
credits
released 27 December 2014
Released 06 January 2015
Written and co-written by Dave Radford (SESAC) and Mitch Dane (Satellite Serenade).

City Sounds - City Church Bristol

I’m always on the look out for new worship music that serves the church in creative and faithful ways. City Church Bristol has put out an EP that’s well worth a listen to. Produced by Phatfish’s Nathan Fellingham, “City Sounds” is a beautiful effort by a local church band writing some strong material for their congregation.

To be honest, I almost didn’t get past the first song,

“Come On” is featured first on the preview page and it follows what seems to be a formulaic approach that seems to litter the worship landscape right now which is a driving rhythm with what has become the obligatory “whoa-ohs” being sung over it. Look, it’s just me, I know I’m out of the mainstream but, frankly, my first reaction is “more of the same” and I move on. In this case, I have such an appreciation for Nathan Fellingham that I previewed the next and I’m so glad I did. All of the songs are fresh and singable but two really stand out to me. “Jesus Has Shown Us” is a a lovely piece that centers on creation:

Jesus has shown us the God who cannot be seen
The picture of his endless love for all he has made
Though we were lost, without hope, unclean in his eyes
He came to find us suffered so willingly died

Beautiful saviour, Universe maker
Creation sustainer, Jesus our King
Matchless designer, Revealing the Father
Alpha and Omega, Reigning Supreme

“What A Savior” is the stand out on the EP. Violating the sacred rules of modern worship songs, there are 4 verses including one about death!

Happy if with my final breath
I may gasp His holy name
Preach him to all and cry in death
“Behold, behold the Lamb!”

What a saviour we have In Jesus
What a saviour we have in Him
For he conquered the grave
And now he reigns
What a saviour we have in Him

Maybe it’s just cause I’m an older guy but I think the worship community does precious little to prepare their congregations to face death. As much as it is dealt with in the scriptures, and given that it will be an experience common to all of us, we could use more songs that joyfully anticipate not only the Savior’s victory over the grace but that our future suffering is followed by resurrected glory.  Check out City Sounds here and here. They offer free chord charts as well! Follow them on @CityChurchBris

Sovereign Grace Music has released a new collection by Ryan, Jonathan, and Meghan Baird who collectively are known as West Coast Revival, You can read the particulars about them below. Let me just mention here that their rendition of  is very, very satisfying and uplifting. That’s the only one of the 6 songs they didn’t pen the lyrics to. The other 5 are a master class in combining solid theological concepts, poetry and music into a feast that’s both relevant musically and enriching in the best way.  is a song I can’t wait to get into the hands of our congregation. Check it out below and get it today!

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From Sovereign Grace: “For years Ryan, Jonathan, and Meghan Baird have been contributing to Sovereign Grace Music as vocalists, songwriters, and instrumentalists. Their songs include Always Forgiven, The Prodigal, Completely Done, and most recently Behold our God. Something special happens when the Bairds get together to play and sing, and on this EP you’ll get a chance to hear what that is. Their sound is a rootsy, sometimes bluesy, form of Americana, always communicated with tight harmonies and compelling lead vocals. Just what you’d expect from kids who were raised by their dad and mom to love Jesus, his church, and good music.”

Allison Park WorshipI appreciate David Santistevan’s blog and thought I would pass on this blog post of his concerning the release of a project he’s involved with.

Over the past year, we have been working on a live recording. And we are very close to sharing the entire project with you: Allison Park Worship. The story below is followed by a well done video presentation of the single, Undying Love. While I truly wrestle more and more with the “concert” look of much modern worship, I appreciate the passion expressed by the team in the video.

The Creative Process of Allison Park Worship

This project started as a group of friends getting together to worship, write songs, and seek God about where we are as a church. Call it a songwriting retreat. For two days, that’s all we did. I was very encouraged by the seeds of songs that were planted.From there, we worked hard on lyrics. We rehearsed a ton. We scheduled a worship night with our church. We recorded it. And we’re about to share it with you.

How We Made This Album

Allison Park Worship is a collective of worship leaders, songwriters, and musicians. A couple of us are worship staff. Some are Ministry School students. Some are young people on our worship team. All the songwriting, production, and recording was done in house. From the live night of tracking at Allison Park Church to different homes throughout Pittsburgh, we created this record. These are songs we wrote for our church. These are songs our church owns and loves because they are passionate worshipers. My prayer is that you’ll be inspired, encouraged, and filled with hope to lift your eyes to the God of the Impossible – the God of Undying Love.

When Can I Get This Album?

This blog post is a short teaser.

The album will be available the first week of December (God willing) on iTunes and other digital platforms.

But until then, you can download our first single, “Undying Love”, for FREE right HERE. Also check out the live music video below:

Tom Read - Over All, Kingsway Music

I’m pretty knocked out by Tom Read’s new effort released by Kingsway. So fresh, so current and so good! Here’s how Kingsway describes it:

Asian based Worship Central leader, Tom Read, releases his debut solo album. An album that merges beautifully with the current worship scene. With hints at Rend Collective’s authenticity, nods towards Worship Central’s energy and embracing the Spirit-soaked urgency of Jesus Culture, ‘Compass’ is a journey in itself. As worship leader at The Vine church – a thriving community in Hong Kong – Tom’s voice brings with it some unique experiences and perspectives. His songs, including co-writes with Tim Hughes, Ben Cantelon and Marc James, are as honest as they are inspiring.

Two things you must do! First, check out the video below and just enjoy the gladness that permeates the song. Easily a great congregational tune. Next click the pic to the left for a link to Kingsway’s Song of the Week “Over All” by Tom. Register for free and get the mp3 and chord chart. I’m really looking forward to listening to this collection a good bit!

All About Worship Collective Vol. 4 – Free for 90 Days Only! 

The folks at All About Worship are providing a great service to the church with the release of these albums and the accompanying charts. Take advantage of this offer right away!

“The vision for the Collective is to be a resource of quality, top-notch, corporate worship songs for local churches all over the world…AT NO COST TO YOU!…thanks to the generous artists, songwriters, and record labels!”

And that’s exactly what it is.

The collection on Vol. 4 includes material by the familiar (Israel Houghton, Aaron Shust) and the not so familiar but should be! (Drew Lay, Jamie Nunnally) One of the stand outs for me is “How Great the Love” by Sean Hill and Milton Gardner, a simple and beautiful gospel proclamation that would serve any church well.

“Nail pierced hands, a bleeding side
blameless life condemned to die
For my sin He was crucified
How great the love of Jesus Christ.”

Links are below for info and charts. You can find this and more at All About Worship

Here’s the set list from their site:

Volume 4 Track List: 

1. Join in The Sound – Brothers McClurg
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2. We Are Free – Aaron Shust
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3. Fearless – Travis Ryan
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4. To The One – Harvest Bashta
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5. I Call You Jesus – Israel Houghton & New Breed
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6. Hallelujah (He’s Alive) feat. Dave Fitzgerald – Roma Waterman
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7. More Than Songs – Stephen Miller
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8. Glorify – Drew Ley
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9. How Great The Love – Sean Hill
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10. Lord We Worship You – Jamie Nunnally
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11. You Make Us Strong – Northstar Arts
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12. Song of The Lamb – Harvest Bashta
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A Thousand Amens: LIVE Worship with The Falls Church Anglican.The Falls Church Anglican church has been thrust into the wilderness of portable church land after many years in its historical location in Falls Church, Va. as an Episcopal Church. After refusing to compromise God’s Word in reference to sexuality, the church lost its building (a stunningly beautiful facility) and has moved into a local high school. Before leaving, under the direction of Jamie Brown (Associate Director of Worship and Music), the church recorded a live CD called A Thousand Amens in the old facility. In Jamie’s words:

This recording captures the cry of a congregation that has learned and clung to the reality that Jesus is worthy of costly worship. And if that means we lose everything to gain Christ, then we say a resounding “amen”. So be it, Lord. We believe you’re all to us.

It is both a beautifully executed artistic work and a testament to the glory cloud that rested over that facility for many years and certainly is leading them forward on their journey. Below is a video that features the song A Thousand Amens and below that, links to purchase the CD as well as a free mp3 and chord chart for the song More Than Conquerors

Free Song Mp3 : More Than Conquerors
More Than Conquerors Chord Chart 

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