“THE GRACE. One of the most common phrases spoken by Christians globally, and yet there are just a few, short, sung versions. This new song really unpacks THE GRACE in all it’s theological depth, Trinitarian focus, & power for mutual blessing ~ It is a gift to the church.”
— David Montgomery ~ IFES Europe
THE GRACE is a new worship song with an easily learned, compelling melody to help you & your community sing the Benediction or "The Grace" from 2 Corinthians 13. It uses a familiar structure and joyful Irish melody lines. There are three verses on; The love of the Father, The grace of the Son & the fellowship of the Spirit. If you want an individual to sing this powerful blessing over your people, there's an optional solo at the end ( to a different melody ) that sticks faithfully to the words of the passage.
" Initial inspiration for THE GRACE was an episode of BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs with England footballer Ian Wright. His clear love for teacher & father figure Mr Pigden, a retired WWII Spitfire pilot, moved many people to tears. It reminded us of our own experience of God as our adoptive Father and Jesus as our hero & brother. However, it just missed out on the sense of new life through the Fellowship of the Spirit, so we were inevitably drawn to write the song as an exposition of this much loved benediction."
THE GRACE is written by Ian Hannah & Dave Whitcroft from the music team of Keswick at Portstewart, N.Ireland. Theological supervision & guidance is from Joe Kapolyo (Scripture Union & TCCA Zambia | All Nations Christian College, Hertfordshire | Harare Baptist, Zimbabwe | Edmonton Baptist, London). Additional thanks to Steve Duncan (Echo Lake Bible Camp, BC Canada).
Scriptural sources include: 2 Corinthians 13 | 1 Corinthians 13 | Hebrews 4 | Ephesians 1 & 2 | Romans 6 | Romans 12 | John 14 ~ and many others.
THE GRACE launches on streaming platforms this October. Surprisingly, although there are many songs about the Old Testament 'Aaronic Blessing', there are very few sharing the New Testament 'Benediction' from 2 Cor 13. So, THE GRACE has the potential to be of regular help to ordinary churches & worshippers everywhere.
To launch THE GRACE, KDMusic.co.uk is offering everything associated with the song to download for free (even Master Tracks / STEMs), with the option to donate. The same resources are available for 3 other songs: Freedom's Slave ~ a powerful Easter Hymn, Pentecost! ~ A group celebration song for Pentecost, and Upside Down ~ A kids' story song about Jesus transforming Zacchaeus. Together, these 4 songs can help your whole community, choir or school, get used to singing again after the restrictions of recent years.
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