Internationally known for worship anthems like "Death Was Arrested," "Abundantly More" and "Love Come Down," North Point Worship releases today (May 29) the double-sided single "Hallelujah (Why We Sing)" featuring Clay Finnesand and "O What A Miracle" featuring Seth Condrey.The songs are available now at Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, Google Play, Amazon Music and iTunes through the link, NorthPointWorship.lnk.to/HallelujahMiracle.
"Lately, I've sensed a need in myself to strip back all the noise and get to the basics: I want to bless God for who He is and what He is doing. In those moments, all I can say is Hallelujah!" confesses Finnesand reflecting on the new single he leads. "I hope the church is a place where the eternally enduring praise of God can ring out in a powerfully simple and unchanging way.
"Our aim with this song is that the Gospel would be front and center, and that anyone who hears it would respond to God's gentle invitation to receive what He's done and thank Him for it," continues Finnesand.
The Gospel story is similarly prominent in the Condrey-led "O What A Miracle." It is a song "inspired by just thinking about the Gospel story, thinking about Jesus, and specifically a scene that I love in Scripture where the cousin of Jesus, John the Baptist, turns to his followers and points them to the Messiah saying, 'Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world'," shares Condrey. "And one calling that we have as worship leaders, pastors and believers, is to take that same spirit that John the Baptist had and point people to Jesus, saying 'behold the Lamb of God, He's the one that you need to be following and trusting in.'"
North Point Worship, part of North Point Ministries global network of more than 90 partner churches, releases songs organically sown in the local church and written, recorded and led by the group's team of songwriters and musicians. Along with the two songs released today, North Point Worship plans to release as many as 12 new songs internationally from North Point Music® and Centricity Music in 2020.
In April the band released "Light Breaking Through (Feat. Lauren Lee)," which was born in the midst of Lee's struggle with postpartum depression, and the worship track, "Sons And Daughters (Feat. Brett Stanfill)." The songs "Nothing Else Matters (feat. Heath Balltzglier and Desi Raines)" and "Just Getting Started (feat: Lauren Lee)" were released Feb. 21.
About North Point Worship:
Originally formed out of North Point Community Church's high school ministry, InsideOut, the worship band from North Point Ministries now serves over 42,000 people attending the multi-campus, metro Atlanta area North Point Community Church every week, along with a growing and diverse, multicultural group of worshippers reaching well-beyond its network of 90 local churches. As part of its mandate to resource the Church with music and lyrics meant for both congregational and personal worship, North Point Worship records its songs in both English and Spanish. The team also began touring for the first time in 2019, leading its worship favorites, headlining its own events and joining artists like Jordan Feliz and Hannah Kerr on tour nationally.
North Point Worship's first recording, No One Higher, released in 2012 and hit the Top 20 on Billboard's Christian Albums chart. The album was followed by 2015's Hear that soared to No. 2 on the chart while further hitting the Billboard Top 200 for the first time. Signing with Centricity Music in 2017, the group released the EP Nothing Ordinary, which featured its song "Death Was Arrested" that is being heard across the globe and has been re-recorded by artists like Aaron Shust and Laura Story. Five more EPs have released to critical acclaim, including Nothing Ordinary, Pt. 1 (Live) and Pt. 2 (Live), the Christmas offering Ring The Bells (2018), North Point InsideOut (2018) and Abundantly More (2019).