Spring: 10 New Worship Albums for 2016

Keep 2016 going strong with these new worship albums & songs!

BETHEL“Have It All” by Bethel Music

Featuring 13 worship leaders from the Bethel Music team & 14 new songs focused on God’s nature, His promises & His presence in our lives, this album captures the refreshing essence of live worship and includes spontaneous moments as those gathered respond in to God’s presence.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/have-it-all-live/id1072210233

“Edge Of Heaven” by River Valley WorshipCc5PObxUcAAX7JC

“We’re writing songs that hopefully capture just piece of the majesty, the greatness, of the God that we serve, sing to and live for.” – Ryan Williams. Edge of Heaven, was recorded live at the River Valley campus.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/edge-of-heaven/id1086336780

takeheart“Take Heart” by Covenant Worship

“Take Heart,” the newest record from Covenant Worship – the music ministry of the Dallas area based Covenant Church, is distinctively more upbeat with its bouncy synths and punchy melodies than previous albums. The project is inspired by Jesus’ words in John 16:33 “Take heart, I have overcome the world.”

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/take-heart-live/id1083081533

“Youth Revival” by Hillsong Young & FreeYouth-Revival_portada

Infused with energetic loops & dance beats, Hillsong Young & Free, one of the new creations of the worship ministry that has grown from Hillsong Church in Australia, is a group with a specific goal in mind: come together to make worship music for the next generation.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/youth-revival-live/id1081955392

EW-HAIH_Cover“Here As In Heaven” by Elevation Worship

This new live album “Here As In Heaven,” recorded at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina, declares that the Kingdom of God is here among us & inspires listeners to worship with a new sense of expectation and passion, to let our lives be the evidence of His presence on earth.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-as-in-heaven/id1059055043

“Eclipsed” by Fellowship CreativePhoto_ART

This album tells the story of what God has done & is doing in the lives of Fellowship Church. Walking the line between electronically driven pop and guitar-driven rock worship, “Eclipsed” takes the best of both worlds for a modern worship album that pushes the movement forward.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/eclipsed/id1065992553

Audrey Assad-Inheritance Cover

“Inheritance” by Audrey Assad

Audrey Assad’s newest album reflects a unique soundscape featuring lush textures & wide, expansive rhythms that allow her beautiful voice to glide effortlessly over a diverse landscape of prayerful contemplation.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/inheritance/id1073482443

“Let It Echo” by Jesus Culture91WozJlKrRL._SY355_

With an undercurrent of electronic beats, rhythms, and a brisk tempos, “Let It Echo” is different from their preceding records, in the sense that it wasn’t recorded at their large concert settings, but instead, the individual songs were recorded during worship services across various Sundays.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/let-it-echo-live/id1067169182

VM-digital-cover-final.190Anchour Studio Sessions” by Vineyard Music

Musicians and worship leaders from all over the Northeast U.S. also collaborated on this effort which will inspire churches and worshippers alike to discover new artistic expression and imagination within the songs we sing.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/anchour-studio-sessions/id1063726952

“Hymns II: Shine On Us” by Michael W. SmithMWS_HymnsII_digi_cover

Michael W. Smith has partnered once again with Cracker Barrel Old Country Store for the exclusive “Hymns II – Shine On Us.” This album features 16 of the top classics.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hymns-ii-shine-on-us/id1073750486

Autumn: 9 New Worship Albums for 2015

rend-collective---as-family-we-goAs Family We Go” by Rend Collective

Favorite Song: “You Will Never Run”

In a Word: Eclectic 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/as-family-we-go/id1015750760

“Before all Things” by Eleven22 WorshipEleven22-Worship-before-all-things

Favorite Song: “I’m Not Alone”

In a Word: Electronica

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/before-all-things/id1027548987

amanda-cook“Brave New World” by Amanda Cook

Favorite Song: “Heroes”

In a Word: Peaceful

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/brave-new-world/id1030012835

“Brighter” by Fearless Bandfearless-bnd

Favorite Song: “Brighter”

In a Word: Crazy

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/brighter-single/id1024764880

71QfKbA2r-L._SY355_“Grand Symphony” by Ricardo Sanchez

Favorite Song: “Take Over”

In a Word: Fun

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/grand-symphony/id1039598865

“Mighty” by Kristene DiMarcoPrint

Favorite Song: “Be Still”

In a Word: Moving

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mighty-live/id1018519133

Open-Heaven-Flat“Open Heaven/ River Wild” by Hillsong Live

Favorite Song: “O Praise the Name”

In a Word: Anthem

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/open-heaven-river-wild-deluxe/id1039603106

“Pocketful of Faith” by Tim HughesPocketful_of_Faith_by_Tim_Hughes

Favorite Song: “Only the Brave”

In a Word: Hopefull 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/pocketful-of-faith/id1008846475

ShoutYourName_Cover“Shout Your Name” by OneThing Live

Favorite Song: “In the Presence of the Angels”

In a Word: Stirring

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/shout-your-name/id999157351

15 New Worship Songs for 2015

Keep your new year going strong by worshipping with these faith-filled & diverse anthems, most of which have just been released this year!

1 “All the Earth” by Vertical Church Bandvertical

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/all-the-earth/id956026099?i=956026100

2 “Lamb of God” by Vertical Church Band

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/lamb-of-god/id956026099?i=956026102

bethel3 “Ever Be” by Bethel Music & Kalley Heiligenthal

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ever-be-live/id959959559?i=959959561 

4 “No Longer Slaves”  by Bethel Music, Jonathan David & Melissa Helser

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/no-longer-slaves-live/id959959559?i=959959563 

5 “Praise Him” by Aaron Gillespieaaron

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/praise-him/id949713787?i=949713799

6 “You alone are God” by Aaron Gillespie

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/you-alone-are-god/id949713787?i=949713806

i-am-they7 “We are Yours” by I Am They

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/we-are-yours/id957959383?i=957959385

8 “King of Love” by I Am They

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/king-of-love/id957959383?i=957959393

9 “Light a Fire” by Bridge Citybridge

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/light-a-fire/id960486406?i=960486408

10 “Face to Face” by Bridge City

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/face-to-face/id960486406?i=960486728

cover170x17011 “Set Apart” by Worship Central & Tim Hughes

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/set-apart-feat.-tim-hughes/id927119593?i=927119685

12 “Worth It All” by Worship Central featuring Ben Cantelon

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/worth-it-all-feat.-ben-cantelon/id927119593?i=927119701

13 “On the Throne ” by Desperation Band featuring Kari Jobedesperation-band

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/on-throne-feat.-kari-jobe/id916319543?i=916319624

album-swell14 “Healing is Here” by Deluge, Daniel Eric Groves & Jonathan Stockstill

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/healing-is-here/id513353613?i=513353966

15 “Fill Me Now” by Darnisha Taylordarnisha

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/fill-me-now/id796652837?i=796652852

8 Must Have Worship Anthems

According to the dictionary, an “Anthem” is…

A song of celebration. A song of praise, devotion or loyalty.  A rousing or uplifting song identified with a particular group, body or cause.  A piece of sacred vocal music, usually with words taken from the Scriptures. A modern ballad accompanied by rock music instrumentation…

Here are 8 must have worship anthems!!

*Worship Leaders: many of these can make for great openers in your set-list!

NoOtherNameHillsong Worship “Heaven and Earth”

This electronica layered anthem is a celebration of Christ’s finished work on the cross!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/heaven-and-earth-live/id886320810?i=886320832

Covenant Worship/ Israel Houghton “Risen”covenant-worship

A joyful dance anthem of praise that sings of the risen & glorified King Jesus’ victory & authority!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/risen-feat.-nicole-binion/id890965562?i=890965577

Jesus Culture

Jesus Culture/ Chris Quilala “Sing Out”

An epic & universal cry for every living creature to lift up  an anthem of praise to the lamb that was slain!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sing-out/id883411097?i=883411110

 

Planetshakers “Turn It Up”Planetshakers-Band-Endless-Praise-CD

A fun, fill good, stomp your foot anthem full of rock guitars & synth that beckons worshippers to turn up the volume of their praise!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/turn-it-up-live/id834554168?i=834554171

majesticKari Jobe “Hands To the Heavens “

Pairing melodic pianos & driving beats, this song is a call for The Lord to have His way & come in power & glory!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hands-to-the-heavens-live/id831659885?i=831659886

 

Leeland “God With Us (You Are Emmanuel)”

A song of adoration to Emmanuel that combines driving acoustics on the verses with big guitars & vocal “Whoa’s” on the chorus!

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https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/god-us-you-are-emmanuel-live/id883663910?i=883664044

BraveBethel Music/ Amanda Cook “You Make Me Brave”

A hope infused anthem that stirs up picturesque images of God’s unfailing love!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/you-make-me-brave-live/id862593658?i=862593691

 

Andrew Ehrenzeller “Children of Promise”CHILDREN

With bright guitars & driving beats, this song is a celebration of who we really are in Christ – children of promise!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/children-of-promise/id862523900?i=862524017

BONUS:

youthforthenationsYouth For The Nations “Give Us the Nations”

An awesome raw-electric-guitar driven anthem with a cry to reach the nations for Christ!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/give-us-the-nations/id820604887?i=820604897

5 Must Get Worship Albums For Summer

Here are 5 worship albums that we’ve been listening to lately in no particular order…

Album: “Unstoppable Love” by Jesus CultureJesus Culture

Top 3 Songs: “Your Name Is Glorious,” “Unstoppable Love,” “Sing Out.”

Why You Should Buy It: This is Jesus Culture’s best album to date! The combination of unique sounds, incredible songs & the diversity between Chris Quilala’s smooth voice & Kim Walker-Smith’s power vocals keeps you begging for more! This album comes with two free music videos & a teaching from JC Director “Banning Leibscher!”

majesticAlbum: “Majestic” by Kari Jobe

Top 3 Songs: “Hands To The Heavens,” “Keeper Of My Heart,” “Forever.”

Why You Should Buy It: Kari Jobe’s unique, powerful & anointed voice is second to none! This album is full of powerful ballads laced with piano, electric guitars & lots of strings! The overall themes of “Christ’s supremacy” & the “Nearness of the Lord,” will encourage you & inspire you in your faith!

Album: “You Make Me Brave” by Bethel MusicBrave

Top 3 Songs: “You Make Me Brave,” “It Is Well,” “Wonder.”

Why You Should Buy It: This album is more laid-back in nature & balances melodic guitars with piano & strings. It’s overall themes of “God’s love & grace” & “Intimacy with God,” will draw you ever closer to the Father’s heart! This Bethel album is unique from it’s predecessors in that it’s sung only by their female artists, all of whom have unique & beautiful voices! This album comes with free music videos as well!

elevationAlbum: “Glory Is Yours” by  Elevation Worship

Top 3 Songs: “Only King Forever,” “Grace So Glorious,”  “Great And Mighty King.”

Why You Should Buy it: This album has an overall theme of “Christ’s Kingship & Authority” which will stir you to bring a sacrifice of praise! This album is more mellow in nature highlighting clean electric guitars, pianos & synth.

Album: “Your Grace Finds Me” by Matt RedmanMatt Redman

Top 3 Songs: “Sing And Shout,” “Your Grace Finds Me,” “Wide As The Sky.”

Why You Should Buy It: Matt Redman is not only a great singer, author & Grammy award winning songwriter, but he is a one of the spiritual father’s of todays modern worship movement! You will be filled with joy as you listen to this albums themes of “God’s grace & mercy” that features lots of acoustic guitars, banjos & driving kick drum that will keep your foot stomping throughout! This album features several free music videos!