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Songs of Worship with Sixteen Cities, part 3

Your new album just came out. What’s the idea behind it?  What was your goal in putting the album together?

Our new album – The Depth of Your Love – is a combination of original worship songs, as well as several covers of well-known songs, created with the purpose of giving our listeners an accurate representation of our ministry. We are worship leaders, committed to writing and singing songs rooted in Scripture, and this album is designed to embody that vision. The album has 11 songs ranging from upbeat praise songs to new arrangements of classic hymns (such as “Come Thou Fount”). The songs are unified in the theme of God’s love, and all the different ways that is evident in our lives and throughout creation.

What is your favorite song on the album, and why? Can you share the story behind it?

One of the standout songs on the album is “Greater Is He”, which comes from 1 John 4:4.
1 John 4:4 (NIV) says “You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.” The beautiful thing about Jesus is that He is greater than anything we’ll ever face in this world. The best way to combat the lies of this world is to declare that Christ is greater. That’s what this song is all about, declaring the truth about Jesus – who He is, and what He’s done for us.

What was your favorite part of recording this new album?

Our favorite part of recording this album was inviting some of our church members to sing as a background choir on several of the songs. We wanted to include our community in this project, and it was incredible to see our friends and family taking part in the recording!

Any funny stories from throughout the process of putting the album together, or fun facts about it?

This wouldn’t count as a funny story, but one interesting fact about the album is that I dealt with some difficult vocal issues throughout the recording process. As a result, there were times we had to delay or postpone recording vocals to give my voice time to rest. In hindsight, it was a powerful time of learning to trust God with the whole project. After months of working through it, my voice is stronger than ever, thanks to the grace of God. And now we get to see the fruit of our labor, as people are using our album to respond to God in worship through these scripturally-based songs.

Emily

I love reading, writing, photography, and music. I started Generation Arise as a way to encourage young people to arise and shine forth the light of God!