Lincoln Brewster & Darlene Zschech’s “The Power of Your Name” is awesome

Praise and worship leader Lincoln Brewster has crafted some of the finest Contemporary Christian anthems of the past few years, including Today is the Day, Majestic, Everyday, and Let the Praises Ring. Based on what I’m hearing of The Power of Your Name, the new single from Brewster’s latest outing, Today is the Day, may easily end up as one of his most successful.

With The Power of Your Name, Brewster and songwriting collaborator Mia Feebles take a page from the “love the world” storybook that has proven immensely successful for artists like Brandon Heath (Give Me Your Eyes) and Britt Nicole (The Lost Get Found, Set the World on Fire). Upping the ante on The Power of Your Name, however, is legendary worship leader Darlene Zschech, whose Shout to the Lord is still one of Contemporary Christian Music’s most enduring power anthems. The Power of Your Name just oozes with passion as both Brewster and Zschech just rip into the song, freely worshiping as they sing about the many things that can be done with the power and in the name of Jesus.

Lincoln says the following of The Power of Your Name in an interview here:

“Well actually the song with Darlene was a song collaboration between me and Mia. Mia’s kind of one of Darlene’s protégés so we both looked at each other and said Darlene’s got to sing on this song. So I called Darlene and asked her if she’d be interested and she said absolutely. I sent her the track, she recorded it and called me from the studio and said “See if this works,” and played it for me. I was blown away—I actually broke down in tears. Darlene’s had a real profound impact on my life and I was just very moved and I thought she did an amazing job on that song.”

Here, listen to The Power of Your Name and tell me what you think. The Power of Your Name lyrics after the jump.

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(Feat. Darlene Zschech)

Lincoln Brewster featuring Darlene Zschech

Surely children weren’t made for the streets
And fathers were not made to leave
Surely this isn’t how it should be
Let Your Kingdom come

Surely nations were not made for war
Or the broken meant to be ignored
Surely this just can’t be what You saw
Let Your Kingdom come
Here in my heart

I will live
To carry Your compassion
To love a world that’s broken
To be Your hands and feet
I will give
With the life that I’ve been given
And go beyond religion
To see the world be changed
By the power of Your name

Surely life wasn’t made to regret
And the lost were not made to forget
Surely faith without action is dead
Let Your Kingdom come
Lord break this heart

Your name
Is a shelter for the hurting
Jesus Your name
Is a refuge for the weak
Only Your name
Can redeem the undeserving
Jesus Your name
Holds everything I need

Surely children weren’t made for the streets
And fathers were not made to leave
Surely this isn’t how it should be

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