Worship Music News: New Releases (April 24, 2012)
Some great worship projects released today!
We’re also excited to be announcing the release of TWC member Kristen Gilles‘ worship EP The Whole Story today (April 24, 2012).
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New Worship Releases: April 24, 2012
Taken together, the songs on The Whole Big Story tell God’s story from creation to the Second Coming and Christ’s reign in the New Earth.
These songs teach that Christ’s sacrifice wasn’t simply akin to throwing himself in front of a bullet for us (as brave and noble as that would be), but rather that He is the Lord of all Creation who willingly died on His own tree, having known and determined to do so before creation’s dawn.
These songs teach a crucial, blessed difference between Old Testament worship and our reality — that we don’t have to wait once a year for an appointed priest to pray and offer sacrifice for our sins, but that we can boldly go before God’s throne all the time. Christ’s sacrifice has “torn the veil.”
These songs show that Jesus cast Satan from the sky, tied him up and crushed his head. Now, the Holy Spirit is sweeping through the earth and Christ is adding to His Church as the demons helplessly roar, knowing how this story will end. Christ will come again, bringing His people back to set up a kingdom wherein “love will cover all the earth, in the kingdom without end.”
This album, recorded entirely in Spanish features all 12 powerful songs from Where I Find You including the current hit radio single, We Are, that Kari describes as a “song of commission for us as believers to be reminded of what we’ve been called to and that is to impact people’s lives in everything we do.”
The Dove Award winner believes the work of the ministry always come back to the people. “I am moved by people’s lives and stories, and I am amazed by who God is and who He says that we are. Music becomes a way to minister to people in times of trouble, to lead them to the feet of Jesus who can bring peace, life, hope and healing.”
For the first time ever Hillsong Kids presents an album especially for preschoolers and early school age children. Crazy Noise is an album full of catchy new songs for fans of The Wiggles and Yo Gabba Gabba. A couple of Hillsong Kids favorite songs and an appearance from JD, lead singer of Hillsong United, are also added into the mix to complete this wonderful collection.
Hillsong Children’s Pastor Dave Wakerley says “For a long time we have wanted to create an album for this age group and we are so excited about producing this album for the preschooler.‘Crazy Noise’ is full of brand new songs that your little ones will enjoy singing, dancing, and praising God to.”
Mark Roach is a singer/songwriter and worship leader from St. Louis, MO. In July of 2007, his debut released with Myrrh Records. Mark is on staff at Morning Star Church in O’Fallon, MO where he has served in the Worship Arts ministry since 1999.
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