On October 14th, Hillsong Worship will be releasing their 25th live worship album. For the last 25 years, the Australian church has had been releasing at least one live album every year. Over the years, the team has blessed us with worship favorities such as "Shout to the Lord," "Blessed," "Mighty to Save," "Hosanna," and many others. The new live album entitled "Let There Be Light" was recorded during the 2016 Hillsong Conference at the Qudos Bank Arena(Formerly Allphones Arena) from 4 July until 7 July 2016 and will be released on 14 October 2016, under Hillsong Music, Sparrow Records and Capitol Christian Music Group.
In July the worship leader Ben Fielding said, "We've been intentional about writing songs that will translate across the Church globally." From many of the Hillsong global campuses including Sydney, London, New York and Los Angeles, songs were written, re-written and constantly collaborated on in the lead up to this week's album recording.
"The collaborations have been more through relationship this year, and it has felt less segmented. We've been writing in the studio and there would be people from three different campuses in three different countries there. Each would be representing their own congregation's unique sound, but working together to create something that will translate for all campuses."
In March, just in time for Easter, Hillsong Worship released the album's lead singe "Grace To Grace." The song was composed by Joel Houston and Chris Davenport. In support of the song, "Grace To Grace" is being released digitally to all accounts.
"We're here for a journey," Joel Houston said of the song. "It's a process that involves taking up our cross and denying ourselves, following him daily. It's a process that involves humility and surrender time and time again, and it's impossible without grace. That's the picture for me. Grace upon grace upon grace upon grace."
Rich Langton, who oversees the pastoral care of the creative team in Australia, said, "The theme this year is 'let there be light'. Jesus is the light of the world and we carry that too." Ben continues, "So many songs reference that theme. Jesus is not threatened by darkness, He has no rival."
1. Behold (then Sings My Soul)
2. Love So Great
3. Look To The Son
5. What A Beautiful Name
6. Your Word
7. Let There Be Light
8. In Control
9. Grace To Grace
11. I Will Boast In Christ
12. As It Is (in Heaven)