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Pairing theologically rich lyrics with soaring melodies, Peoria, Illinois-based Grace Worship reimagines two beloved Christmas hymns in its project All Glory Be To Christ releasing tomorrow (Nov. 20) at digital and streaming outlets globally from Grace Worship / The Fuel Music. The new recordings reflect a modern musical expression while simultaneously drawing from the 150-year church history at Grace Presbyterian Church. The songs are further meant to remind listeners that there is more hope in Jesus than there is despair in our world.
Bringing classical technique and lush orchestra arrangements into a pop presentation, Grace Worship continues their work of creating songs that unite generations with its fresh re-imagining of “O Come, All Ye Faithful” and Kings Kaleidoscope’s hymn, “All Glory Be To Christ.” The live video of the latter song was recorded in the TrailSide Event Center in Peoria Heights, IL and premieres at WorshipLeader.com.
“This brilliant hymn has been a personal favorite of mine ever since its first release,” says Grace Worship Director Kevin King, who leads the song along with Nashville-based singer/songwriter Carlos Santiago and a full choir and orchestra. “Its rich lyrical content paired with the timeless tune of ‘Auld Lang Syne’ reminds the listener of God’s faithfulness through each new year and points us to a day when all his promises become reality.
“And it is rare that a song from the start of the classical era would fill the halls of so many arenas today,” continues King, “but ‘O Come, All Ye Faithful’ has stood the test of time and called countless hearts to worship the Savior.”
King leads “O Come, All Ye Faithful” with Lauren Deppe as Grace Worship arranges the classic song with reverence, keeping its original form and pairing it with the worship team’s unique voices and musicianship.
“The musical arrangement allows the listener to hear the story of redemption our Savior brings to any adoring heart, beginning in our state of brokenness and ending at the final glorious day of the Lord,” says King.
The new music from Grace Worship follows its Worship Leader, Worship Musician, CCM, NewReleaseToday and GOD TV-featured debut EP Christ Be All that released earlier this year. The recording honors the rich heritage of Christian hymnody while incorporating modern anthemic choruses and pop hooks.