Matt Maher, “Abide With Me”

Contemporary Christian singer/songwriter Matt Maher has released Abide With Me as his new single. Lovely and appropriate for this Holy Week season, few Christian singers have captured the reverence of the modern hymn as Maher, who sounds as confident as ever on this powerful worship anthem, which he co-wrote with Matt Redman, David Crowder, and Jason Ingram (what a song pedigree!).

Abide With Me will be a lovely choice for churches looking to add a worshipful track with a personal touch to their offering songs.

ABIDE WITH ME Lyrics<.strong>
Matt Maher

I have a home, eternal home
But for now I walk this broken world
You walked it first, You know our pain
But You show hope can rise again up from the grave

Abide with me, abide with me
Don’t let me fall, and don’t let go
Walk with me and never leave
Ever close, God abide with me

There in the night, Gethsemane
Before the cross, before the nails
Overwhelmed, alone You prayed
You met us in our suffering and bore our shame

Abide with me, abide with me
Don’t let me fall, and don’t let go
Walk with me and never leave
Ever close, God abide with me

Oh love that will not ever let me go
Love that will not ever let me go
You never let me go
Love that will not ever let me go
Oh You never let us go

And up ahead, eternity
We’ll weep no more, we’ll sing for joy, abide with me

Abide with me, abide with me
Don’t let me fall, and don’t let go
Walk with me and never leave
Ever close, God abide with me

Kristian Stanfill, “Salvation’s Tide”

Passion’s latest album, Salvation’s Tide is Rising, is a stunning collection of anthemic praise and powerful worship. Carrier single Salvation’s Tide is fully representative of the evergreen themes of prayer and renewal that have come to synonymous with Passion conferences. Performed by Kristian Stanfill and written by him with Matt Maher, Jason Ingram, and Brett Younker, Salvation’s Tide offers up a tidal wave of worship, declaring victory upon victory in the name of Jesus. One of the best Passion singles to date, IMHO.

I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me.

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SALVATION’S TIDE Lyrics
Kristian Stanfill

There is no limit to Your power
There is no stopping what You plan
You give us faith to move the mountains
And hope to dream again

We see the fires of revival
The darkness giving way to light
The glory of Your grace advancing
Let it burn up the night
Let it burn up the night

Let the walls come down in Jesus’ name
Let the lost be found in Jesus’ name
Let the church arise
To shine Your light to the world
Shine Your light

Your house forever undivided
All Your sons and daughters one
At the cross, we are united
Our hope is in the blood
Our hope is in Your blood

Let the walls come down in Jesus’ name
Let the lost be found in Jesus’ name
Let the church arise
To shine Your light to the world
Shine Your light

Salvation’s tide is rising
As all Your people seek Your face
Your life, a river flowing
To wash our sin and shame away

Salvation’s tide is rising
As all Your people seek Your face
Your life, a river flowing
To wash our sin and shame away

Let the walls come down in Jesus’ name
Let the lost be found in Jesus’ name
Let the church arise
To shine Your light to the world
Shine Your light

Salvation’s tide is rising
As all Your people seek Your face
Your life, a river flowing
To wash our sin and shame away

Victory Worship, “Reign Forever”

Philippine worship team Victory Worship has released another single to Christian AC. Reign Forever features Cathy Go, the vocalist behind the group’s massive debut single, Radical Love. Written by Elle Cabiling, Chino Celeste, AJ Jiao, and Ian Tumaliuan, Reign Forever is a soaring worship anthem with an unforgettable chorus and a powerful bridge. I think it’s a brilliant song.

REIGN FOREVER Lyrics
Victory Worship

In the midst of the battle
I put my trust in You
When darkness overwhelms me
I will look to You

When enemies surround me
and sorrow fills my heart
A gentle voice reminds me
We’ll never be apart

Now I worship
Now I declare

Jesus You’ve won it all
You reign forever
You reign forever
Holy and Glorious
You reign forever
You reign forever

In Your love everlasting
I find my victory
Every fear is defeated
I know You are with me

Now I worship
Now I declare

Jesus You’ve won it all
You reign forever
You reign forever
Holy and Glorious
You reign forever
You reign forever
Jesus You’ve won it all
You reign forever
You reign forever
Holy and Glorious
You reign forever
You reign forever

When I was so lost
You chose to love
Someone like me
So that I could live
You gave Your life
Upon that Cross

When I was so lost
You chose to love
Someone like me
So that I could live
You gave Your life
Upon that Cross

When I was so lost
You chose to love
Someone like me
So that I could live
You gave Your life
Upon that Cross

Jesus You’ve won it all
You reign forever
You reign forever
Holy and Glorious
You reign forever
You reign forever
Jesus You’ve won it all
You reign forever
You reign forever
Holy and Glorious
You reign forever
You reign forever

Phillips, Craig, and Dean, “Jesus, Only Jesus”

Legendary Contemporary Christian vocal group Phillips, Craig, and Dean have returned with Jesus, Only Jesus, the carrier single of its thirteenth album, Above It All. Once again, Randy Phillips, Shawn Craig, and Dan Dean have infused their signature power-pop harmonies into a cherished worship anthem, this time Jesus Only Jesus, most popularly known for the separate versions rendered by its songwriters Chris Tomlin and Matt Redman, who co-wrote this track with Tony Wood, Nathan Nockels, Cristy Nockels, and Kristian Stanfill.

Jesus Only Jesus is one of the most anointed tracks out of the sixsteps family, and PCD takes this track and makes it even more reverent. Y’all know that I love me some harmonies, and PCD is right up there with the best. I am absolutely in love with this song, even when I heard it for the first time when Matt Redman sang it on the Passion album Let the Future Begin, and I think PCD took it to a different and welcome new level. The song has already hit No.1 on Billboard’s Soft AC chart, and has also cracked the Billboard Christian Songs chart–the Hot 100 of Christian music–which is a great indication of the quality of the track and its potential soul-restoring power. Well-done, PCD.

JESUS ONLY JESUS Lyrics
Phillips, Craig, and Dean

Who has the power to raise the dead
Who can save us from our sin
He is our hope, our righteousness
Jesus, only Jesus

Who can make the blind to see
Who holds the keys that set us free
He paid it all to bring us peace
Jesus, only Jesus

Holy King
Almighty Lord
Saints and angels all adore
We join with them and bow before
Jesus, only Jesus

Who can command the highest praise
Who has the name above all names
You stand alone
I stand amazed
Jesus, only Jesus

You will command the highest praise
Yours is the name above all names
You stand alone
I stand amazed
Jesus, only Jesus

Brandon Heath, “No Turning Back”

Brandon-Heath-No-Turning-BackContemporary Christian singer and songwriter Brandon Heath, who has scored several Top 10 hits, including the number one singles, Give Me Your Eyes and I’m Not Who I Was, has released his new single, No Turning Back, a beautiful ballad about the moment one decides to make Jesus the Lord and Savior of one’s life. With beautiful harmonies provided by All Sons & Daughters, a memorable chorus, a and a simple, straightforward delivery, No Turning Back will definitely strike a chord among those dying to share the gospel with people but a little unsure of what to say.

I find the bridge particularly interesting, because it sort of leads a person through the sinner’s prayer. He invites the listener to literally, “Say I have decided to follow Jesus.”   Now, if it had included an actual prayer — awareness of sin, declaration of repentance, and reliance on Jesus as Lord and Savior — that would have been INCREDIBLE. But it’s a start, eh? :)

NO TURNING BACK Lyrics
Brandon Heath

I have decided
I called out His name
I’m following Jesus now and He knows the way
I made up my mind
I leave it behind

No turning back
No turning back
I’m moving on
Not looking back
I’m giving him
All that i have
No turning back
No turning back

Though I may wander, I am not lost
So many distractions but I
I look to the cross
I made up my mind
I leave it behind

Chorus

You want to come with me?
He loves you the same
Oh, won’t you come with me?
(Oh, won’t you come with me?)
Just call out His name
(Just call out his name)
Say I have decided
(I have decided)
To follow Jesus
(To follow Jesus)
Say I have decided
(I have decided)
I’m following Jesus

No turning back
No turning back
I’m moving on (moving on)
Not looking back (moving on)
I’m giving Him (giving Him)
All that I have (all that I have)
No turning back
No turning back (no turning back)

No turning back (i’m giving Him all I have now)
No turning back (giving Him all that I have)
No turning back (there’s no turning back)
No turning back (giving Him all that I have)
No turning back
I have decided

Victory Worship, “Radical Love”

Victory Worship, a group of passionate worshipers from Victory that is committed to making music that honors God and makes disciples, has released Radical Love, its first live worship album. The title track is the carrier single, and is now receiving airplay across the Philippines on Saved Radio 106.7FM and 702 DZAS.

Radical Love features 11 songs that communicate Bible truths, express the group’s passion for Christ, and emphasizes the church’s values of lordship, evangelism, discipleship, leadership, and family. Victory Worship’s ministry is their offering of praise to God.

Admittedly, I played some role in the group’s promotions and social media plan, so I can’t speak from a completely unbiased perspective, but I am extremely proud of what Victory Worship has been able to accomplish. Radical Love, in particular, is a special song with a universal message that should speak to anyone looking for meaning, and for anyone who’s ever experienced the saving knowledge of Christ. Written by Victor Asuncion, Kit Estrella, Julius Fabregas & Mico del Mundo, Radical Love‘s three key strengths are 1) an extremely singable chorus; 2) a powerful, anthemic bridge; and 3) that incredible message of salvation by God’s radical love. Cathy Go’s voice is like a furnace on full blast, and she just blows the roof off with an unbelievable vocal performance. Kudos!

Furthermore, the Radical Love MV is, in my opinion, world-class, something we can proudly put alongside Hillsong, Citipointe, Elevation Worship, or Planetshakers. While Victory is clearly supporting its worship ministry, there are several comments indicating people from other churches have been able to listen to the song and enjoy it. It is our prayer that more people around the world get to hear the songs, because this is proudly Filipino-Christian music from the hearts of Filipino worshipers.

Buy “Radical Love” on iTunes Philippines | Buy “Radical Love” on iTunes USA

RADICAL LOVE Lyrics
Victory Worship

Words & Music by Victor Asuncion, Kit Estrella, Julius Fabregas & Mico del Mundo
© 2014 Every Nation Music

You found me in my darkest hour
You gave me hope and gave me life
You give a love that’s greater
You lead me out the darkness
And into Your light

I was blind but now I see
Your mercy, it has set me free
Your favor’s all around me
Your radical love has found me
Now I sing

Take my heart Lord
It is Yours
Oh, it is yours
Oh, it is yours
(2x)

No one else can save my soul
No one else can make me whole
Jesus, You have won me
Your radical love surrounds me
Now I sing

Take my heart Lord
It is Yours
Oh, it is yours
Oh, it is yours
(2x)

Take my life Lord
It is Yours
Oh, it is yours
Oh, it is yours
(2x)

I’m giving up my all
For You and You alone
For Your sacrifice
I’m laying down my life

The price You paid
The life You gave
The cross and the grave
My sins now erased

Take my heart Lord
It is Yours
Oh, it is yours
Oh, it is yours
(2x)

Take my life Lord
It is Yours
Oh, it is yours
Oh, it is yours
(2x)

Rush of Fools, “Held in Your Hands”

Contemporary Christian pop/rock group Rush of Fools has released the lyric video to Held in Your Hands, their first Christian AC radio single in three years. The group has signed on to Provident Records, which bodes well for good promotions, although Undo, their debut single and first (and to date, only) number one hit, was promoted on an indie label anyway.

Newsboys, “We Believe”

Contemporary Christian supergroup Newsboys has released We Believe as its latest release from its latest album, God’s Not Dead. This powerful declaration of faith in God is absolutely breathtaking, from the opening verses to that anthemic chorus to that absolutely brilliant bridge, then the children’s chorus in the final chorus’s strains… everything about We Believe is geared to glorify God — and get airplay on Christian AC, which it has been getting, in spades! Congratulations to Michael Tait and company — it looks like Newsboys has hit another one out of the ballpark!

WE BELIEVE Lyrics
Newsboys

In this time of desperation
When all we know is doubt and fear
There is only One Foundation
We believe, We believe
In this broken generation
When all is dark, You help us see
There is only One Salvation
We believe, We believe

We believe in God the Father
We believe in Jesus Christ
We believe in the Holy Spirit
And He’s given us new life
We believe in the crucifixion
We believe that He conquered death
We believe in the resurrection
And He’s comin’ back again, we believe

So, let our faith be more than anthems
Greater than the songs we sing
And in our weakness and temptations
We believe, We believe!

We believe in God the Father!
We believe in Jesus Christ!
We believe in the Holy Spirit!
And He’s given us new life!
We believe in the crucifixion!
We believe that He conquered death!
We believe in the resurrection!
And He’s comin’ back again!

Let the lost be found and the dead be raised!
In the here and now, let love invade!
Let the church live love
Our God, we’ll say
We believe, We believe!
And the gates of hell will not prevail!
For the power of God, has torn the vail!
Now we know Your love will never fail!
We believe, We believe!

We believe in God the Father
We believe in Jesus Christ
We believe in the Holy Spirit
And He’s given us new life!
We believe in the crucifixion!
We believe that He conquered death!
We believe in the resurrection!
And He’s comin’ back,
He’s comin’ back again!
He’s comin’ back again!
We believe!
We believe!