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 to 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 hymnody while incorporating modern anthemic choruses and pop hooks.
The first single and title track from the EP, “Christ18 Be All,” releases today (Feb. 21) and is 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.
In addition to the new single, Worship Leader exclusively premieres Grace Worship’s “Christ Be All (Live)” video this week, which can be streamed now from YouTube. King and producer Christopher Zobac explain the heart behind the new song which is also available on YouTube.