Tauren Wells, “Close”

Tauren Wells has released a new single, “Close,” and it is a BOP! Right after releasing the Michael Jackson-esque “Miracle,” he releases a track that talks about God’s presence and reminds us that we have to be quiet and listen for God’s voice. What a great reminder! I’m so glad to have these two jams, especially after working on the Bevan & Co project.

Check out more of Tauren’s music on Spotify.

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Pat Barrett, “The Way (New Horizon)”

Housefires lead singer Pat Barrett has released an acoustic version of his beautiful worship ballad, “The Way (New Horizon).”

The song, which was originally done by Housefires, was written by Barrett with Daniel Bashta and Ben Smith. Easy to sing and wonderfully worshipful, it’s a gorgeous song that should be added to many churches’ worship playlists.

THE WAY (NEW HORIZON) Lyrics
Pat Barrett 

Through every battle
Through every heartbreak
Through every circumstance
I believe that You are my fortress
Oh, You are my portion
And You are my hiding place, ohI believe You are
The way, the truth, the life
I believe You are
The way, the truth, the lifeI believe
Through every blessing
Through every promise
Through every breath I take
I believe that You are Provider
Oh, You are Protector
You are the One I love, ohI believe You are
The way, the truth, the life
I believe You are
The way, the truth, the life
I believe You are
Oh, You are
Oh, You areAnd it’s a new horizon and I’m set on You
And You meet me here today with mercies that are new
All my fears and doubts, they can all come too
Because they can’t stay long when I’m here with You
It’s a new horizon and I’m set on You
And You meet me here today with mercies that are new
All my fears and doubts
They can all come too
Because they can’t stay long whenI believe You are
The way, the truth, the life
I believe You are
The way, the truth, the life
I believe You areIt’s a new horizon and I’m set on You
And You meet me here today with mercies that are new
And all my fears and doubts, they can all come too
Because they can’t stay long whenI believe You are
The way, the truth, the life
And I believe You are
The way, the truth, the life
I believe You areSongwriters: 

MercyMe, “Best News Ever”

Contemporary Christian supergroup MercyMe’s new single, “Best News Ever,” is one of the group’s most singable singles in a while.

Written by MercyMe frontman Bart Millard with Barry Graul, Ben Glover, David Garcia, Michael Scheuchzer, Nathan Cochran, Robby Shaffer, and Solomon Olds, “Best News Ever” offers listeners a truly catchy melody. 

Its message of hope in Jesus is just what the doctor ordered for Christians needing an extra boost of encouragement.

BEST NEWS EVER Lyrics
MercyMe

Some say, “Don’t give up”
And hope that your good is good enough
Head down, keep on working
If you could earn it, you deserve it
Some say, “Push on through”
After all, it’s the least that you can do
But don’t buy, what they’re selling
It couldn’t be further from the truth

What if I were the one to tell you
That the fight’s already been won
Well, I think your day’s about to get better
What if I were the one to tell you
That the work’s already been done
It’s not good news
It’s the best news ever

Some say, “Don’t ask for help”
God helps the ones who help themselves
Press on, get it right
Otherwise, get left behind
Some say, “He’s keeping score”
So try hard, then try and lean on God
Hold up, if this weren’t true
Explain to me, what the cross is for

What if I were the one to tell you
That the fight’s already been won
Well, I think your day’s about to get better
What if I were the one to tell you
That the work’s already been done
It’s not good news
It’s the best news ever
Best news ever

So won’t you come
Come all you weary and your burdened
You heavy laden and you hurting
For all of you with nothing left
Come and find restWhat if I were the one to tell you
That the fight’s already been won
Well, I think your day’s about to get better

What if I were the one to tell you
That the work’s already been done
It’s not good news
It’s the best news ever
Best news everIt’s not good news
It’s the best news ever
Best news ever
It’s not good news
It’s the best news ever

Elias Dummer, “Heartbeat”

Former The City Harmonic lead vocalist Elias Dummer has released a new song, “Heartbeat,” the second of three preview songs from his upcoming   his new Integrity Music album, “The Work (Volume 1).”

Thematically and musically, “Heartbeat” is a bit of a departure from most of the singles released by Dummer’s former band. Most known for songs like “Manifesto,” “Mountaintop” and “Holy,” The City Harmonic had great singalong melodies, tinkling piano lines, and hypnotic drumbeats that invited listeners to sing along in worship.

While the introspective tone of “Heartbeat” underscores its theme of following Jesus, the pleasing, simple acoustic arrangement highlights the finger-picked electric guitar and Dummer’s strong voice. Fans of TCH needn’t worry, will appreciate the soaring arrangement that kicks in after the song’s easily singable chorus.

HEARTBEAT Lyrics
Elias Dummer

Give me Your heartbeat
Give me heaven
‘Til everything I do
Follows the rhythm of Your footsteps 
As I walk after You

Give me a faith that says to mountains
“Move,” and that’s what they’ll do
Give me You, my Jesus, You

Take these hands
Help them open doors to heaven

In my heart, Jesus, make Yourself at home

Whatever it takes
Change what You need to change
I’m Yours
‘Cause Jesus, You are worth it
Everything You’re asking for

You alone are worthy of my worship
Breathing in and out to bring You praise
With every single heartbeat
With every single heartbeat
You alone are worthy of my worship
Breathing in and out to bring You praise
With every single heartbeat
With every single heartbeat 

Whatever it takes
Change what You need to change
I’m Yours
‘Cause Jesus, You are worth it
Everything You’re asking for


Whatever it takes
Change what You need to change
I’m Yours
‘Cause Jesus, You are worth it
Everything You’re asking for

Elevation Worship, “Won’t Stop Now”

Elevation Worship has released its new single, “Won’t Stop Now,” fresh on the heels of the band’s current Top 10 single, “Do It Again,” currently No.6 on Billboard’s Top Christian Songs chart.

The carrier single off the upcoming album “Hallelujah Here Below” was recorded live at Elevation Church’s Ballantyne location in March 2018. Written by band member Chris Brown with Elevation senior pastor Steven Furtick, “Won’t Stop Now is chockfull of the kind of faith-driven singalong power lines that have come to characterise music from Elevation Worship, including “the best is yet to come,” “now I’m ready for whatever You want to do,” and that powerful bridge, “I know breakthrough is coming, by faith I see a miracle, my God made me a promise and it won’t stop now.”

Further selling “Won’t Stop Now” is song leader Jonsal Barrientes’s beautiful baritone, which makes the song virtually irresistible. Barrientes infuses the melody with an urgency that, if combined with the kind of quality material that Bethel Music empowered Cory Asbury with, should propel the worship singer to the kind of name recognition that accompanies peers like Elevation’s own Wade Joye or United’s Taya Smith.

WON’T STOP NOW Lyrics
Elevation Worship

I give You glory
For all You’ve brought me through
And now I’m ready
For whatever You want to do

I’m moving forward
To follow after You
And now I’m ready
For whatever You want to do

Your presence is an open door
We want You, Lord
Like never before
Your presence is an open door
So come now, Lord
Like never before

In every season
Your grace has been enough
And I’m believing
The best is yet to come

The cross before me
My hope on things above
And in You, Jesus
The best is yet to come

Your presence is an open door
We want You, Lord
Like never before
Your presence is an open door
So come now, Lord
Like never before

I know breakthrough is coming
By faith I see a miracle
My God made me a promise
And it won’t stop now
I know breakthrough is coming
By faith I see a miracle
My God made me a promise
And it won’t stop now
I know breakthrough is coming
By faith I see a miracle
My God made me a promise
And it won’t stop now
I know breakthrough is coming
By faith I see a miracle
My God made me a promise
And it won’t stop now

Your presence is an open door
We want You, Lord
Like never before
Your presence is an open door
So come now, Lord
Like never before

I know breakthrough is coming
By faith I see a miracle
My God made me a promise
And it won’t stop now
I know breakthrough is coming
By faith I see a miracle
My God made me a promise
And it won’t stop now
I know breakthrough is coming
By faith I see a miracle
My God made me a promise
And it won’t stop now
I know breakthrough is coming
By faith I see a miracle
My God made me a promise
And it won’t stop now

For King and Country, “Joy”

Contemporary Christian duo For King and Country has released its new single, “Joy,” in anticipation of its new set, “Burn the Ships,” out soon. Written by band members Joel and Luke Smallbone with Ben Glover, Matt Hales, Seth Mosley, Stephen Blake Kanicka, and Ted Tjornhom, “Joy” reminds us that a perspective change is all we need in the face of wild circumstances. The call for joy is understated by the TV news program-themed video, which makes a case for how we can “broadcast” our joy in Jesus. The song is doing pretty well; it’s peaked at No.2 on Billboard’s Christian Songs chart.

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Lauren Daigle, “You Say”

Contemporary Christian singer Lauren Daigle has released the carrier single of her long-awaited sophomore release “Look Up Child.” Titled “You Say,” this powerful ballad underscores two things: one, that we need to hold on to what we know God says we are, not what the world says, and two, that Daigle is definitely one of CCM’s most moving vocalists. Need proof? The 33-1 jump on Billboard’s Hot Christian Song chart, unseating Cory Asbury’s massive hit, “Reckless Love,” says so, too.

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