Pairing theologically rich lyrics with soaring melodies, Peoria, Illinois-based Grace Worship draws on its 150-year church history (Grace Presbyterian Church) to bring a multi-generational focus to Christ Be All. Releasing April 24 and available for preorder now from Grace Worship The Fuel Music, this worship team's debut EP is centered on Jesus' prayer in John 17 for the body to be "one" and honors the rich heritage of Christian music hymnody while incorporating modern anthemic choruses and pop hooks.
The first single and title track from the EP, "Christ Be All," his available now at digital and streaming outlets globally, including Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify, YouTube Music, Google Music, Pandora, Deezer and more.
Written and sung by worship director Kevin King, and incorporating words from Andrew Murray's classic book Humility, this song is meant to help worshippers express, along with the Apostle Paul, "It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me" (Galatians 2:20), as they sing, "May Christ be all and I be nothing."
"For 'Christ Be All,' we are connecting with the historic and renowned words of Andrew Murray as we seek to have the worshiper understand through song that it is to our joy to 'become nothing' (Philippians 2:7) as Jesus did; to lose our lives so we can find them in Him," says King.
While this is Grace Worship's first recording to release nationally, Grace Presbyterian Church's pastor and author, Dr. Bryan Chapell (www.bryanchapell.com), is very well known among churches that share Grace Worship's liturgical style of worship. He is President Emeritus of Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO, wrote the books Christ-Centered Preaching and Christ-Centered Worship widely read by both preachers and worship leaders, serves on the faculties of numerous seminaries and Bible colleges in different parts of the world, and conducts pastors' conferences in several nations each year. He also is founder and host of Unlimited Grace, a daily half-hour Bible teaching program that has been heard on radio stations across the United States and in more than 80 countries around the world.