Opening Worship Songs 2017

October 16, 2017

Here is a list of our favorite upbeat opening worship songs this year! We hope these songs inspire you and help start off an amazing setlist! 

- The Worship Together Team

 

Lion & the Lamb - Brenton Brown

Glorious Day - Passion 

Love So Great - Hillsong Worship

Your Love Awakens Me - Chris Quilala

Your Love Never Fails - Jesus Culture

Relentless - Hillsong United

The Lord Our God - Kristian Stanfill 

Alive - Hillsong Young & Free 

Never Gonna Stop Singing - Jesus Culture

This Is Living - Hillsong Young & Free

Look to the Sun - Hillsong Worship

The Way - Worship Central 

Lay Me Down - Passion 

Wake - Hillsong Young & Free 

Halls of Heaven - Jesus Culture

Here For You - Chris Tomlin / Matt Redman

Alive in You - Jesus Culture 

Not in a Hurry - United Pursuit 

Cornerstone - Hillsong Worship

Your Grace Is EnoughMatt Maher

Everlasting God - Brenton Brown

Build Your Kingdom Here - Rend Collective

Fierce - Jesus Culture

Blessed Be Your Name - Matt Redman

God is Able - Hillsong Worship

Our God - Chris Tomlin  

However You Want - Jesus Culture 

We Are The Free - Matt Redman

God's Great Dance Floor - Chris Tomlin

Cody Carnes’ new album is bold, fresh, relevant, and powerful. His creativity shines through synth-pop songs that cross the boundaries of modern worship music. The artistic melodies and powerful lyrics backed by a web of different sounds makes this album different and yet still full of truth and the Spirit of God.

 “This I know

the cross is my unfailing hope

For grace and mercy tell me so

I’m near to your heart”

 His single “Through and Through” describes the presence of God that we encounter when we become saved by grace. It reminds us that because of how God good is, and because of His grace and mercy, nothing can separate us from Him. Not even death can tear us apart from His love. The cross was the ultimate payment for our hearts and because of that sacrifice we can step completely into the presence of a holy God.

 “I can see the scars that saved my soul

I’m safe in Your arms, You won’t let go

Death can’t tear us apart”

  “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord” Romans 8:38-39

“Through and Through” captures the heart behind our faith. It captures the closeness we all experience with God as we continue to grow with Him and pursue Him. God has given us freedom, He has broken down every wall and every barrier that kept us from Him so we can experience His love for us in it’s fullness. 

Below is a link to song resources. We hope that this album has sparked a fresh adoration and love for Jesus like it has for us!

Enjoy! 

 

Through and Through 

 

- The Worship Together Team

New Album from Cody Carnes

September 28, 2017

Cody Carnes has officially released his first solo debut album “The Darker The Night / The Brighter The Morning” and we couldn’t be more excited. Cody is Capitol CMG’s most recent artist and has already seen success from singles like “The Cross Has The Final Word,” “Hold It All,” “Til The End of Time (feat. Kari Jobe),” and “What Freedom Feels Like.” 

Carnes is already a recognizable worship leader and songwriter, well known for co-writting numerous songs with his wife, Kari Jobe Carnes, including “Closer To Your Heart,” “The Garden”, “Lover Of My Soul”, and any more. This solo album has created much excitement amongst listeners.

Cody took some time to talk with GMA about his passion behind this album:

“With my debut, I wanted to create an artistic record that was not only music I enjoy and love and that I would be passionate about, but it would also connect people to the presence of God. This album’s message is about declaring the hope of Jesus into a hopeless situation. Jesus put death and darkness in its place on the cross.”

Below you’ll find song resources including free charts and New Song Cafés. Enjoy!

 

Song Resources

The Cross Has The Final Word

'Til The End Of Time

What Freedom Feels Like

Resurrection Blood

Hold It All

Full Of Faith

Through And Through

Rooms

Wait Here

Banner

Bread and Wine

Nothing More To Say

 

In May 2017 Urban Rescue took some time off the road to fall back in love with their sound and their calling to bring revival to the city. The idea came together that their city of LA would be the perfect place to play some old and new songs that have meant a lot to them this year.

These seven songs were recorded over two days at the Swing House Studios in Los Angeles, California. Urban Rescue played fan favorites “Never Stop” and “Up From The Ashes” as well as five never heard before tunes. They even brought some friends in, like Derek Minor, to help bring these raw songs life. Every friend they brought into this process was intentional, working in “the round” gave each instrument and voice a new sound.

City Sessions - Live from Los Angeles will be band’s first live audio/visual recording. This special project, directed by Tyler Rumph and produced by Justin Cowan, is a beautiful but vulnerable new approach of bringing people into worship as a process instead of an outcome. 

This will be Urban Rescue’s third album and second to be released independently. The band wanted to work in real time and within the limitations of live recordings to let the songs truly lead. All of these songs are in process or maybe even still ideas that haven’t been fully developed but that’s the truth they wanted to give their listeners.

With the anthem like tune “Freedom” to the heart wrenching ballad “Unconditional”,
Jordan Frye says “Our desire from the start of this project was to record a live audio-
visual experience that spiritually decompressed the frantic soul, challenges
the way we think about faith, and help bring a more personal encounter to Jesus Himself.”

 

Song Resources

Freedom

Holy Ground

Never Stop

Up From the Ashes ft. Michael Nelder

Unconditional

The Reason

Walls ft. Derek Minor

The highly anticipated new album from Jesus Culture is finally here! We are so excited to share these powerful new worship songs with you. This album is truly Spirit filled. Chris Quilala describes the drive behind Love Has A Name in this interview with GMA:

“Every day we are faced with negativity in media and in the world,” shares worship leader Chris Quilala. “It’s so important for us, the church, to be a light in the darkness and a beacon of hope and joy. Love Has a Name is all about declaring who God is. It’s a strong proclamation of His name, the Name above every other name.”

We hope this new album breathes fresh life into your congregations. We hope it inspires unity in the body of Christ as we all fervently seek the presence of God! 

Below you’ll find song resources including a free chart* and New Song Cafe*. Enjoy!

 

Song Resources

Halls Of Heaven (ft. Chris Quilala)

Let Our Faith Become A Mountain (ft. Kim Walker-Smith)

Weight of Heaven (ft. Chris Quilala)

Love Has A Name (ft. Kim Walker-Smith)

Flood The Earth (ft. Katie Torwalt)

Make Us One (ft. Chris Quilala)

Sound of Adoration (ft. Bryan Torwalt)

Never Stop (ft. Kim Walker-Smith)

Fresh Outpouring (ft. Kim Walker-Smith)*

Love Overcomes (ft. Derek Johnson)

My One My All (ft. Chris McClarney)

However You Want (ft. Chris Quilala)

Infinite (ft. Kim Walker-Smith)

Love That Saves (ft. Ruthie Ridley)

Make A Way (ft. Jon Egan)

Anything Can Happen (ft. Chris Quilala)

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