Inviting churches around the world to sing on the upcoming album The Church Will Sing, Volume 1, Word Worship Music hopes to honor the church's foundational role in proclaiming the Gospel through song. The first collection of its kind, The Church Will Sing offers an opportunity for congregations around the world to be the featured vocals on a new selection of ten songs, penned by writers of some of today's most renowned worship songs.
"The Church has sung, the Church sings today, and the Church will sing throughout eternity," says Jonathan Mason, Director of Word Worship Music. "All of us at Word Worship Music are thrilled to announce the release of this inaugural collection of congregational worship songs, featuring you, the Church from around the globe, united."
"It's our desire for this project to create a conversation about where worship songs originate and how they make their way into the Church's lifeblood," Mason adds. "We hope The Church Will Sing can help elevate the work of many of today's great worship songwriters in much the same way the hymnal did for writers like John and Charles Wesley and Fanny Crosby."
Churches that wish to participate may select any number of songs from the album's track-listing, record their congregational vocals, and submit the recordings for inclusion in the final release. The songs are new offerings from songwriters such as Tony Brown ("Good, Good Father"); Jennie Lee Riddle ("Revelation Song"); Meredith Andrews ("Open Up The Heavens"); Scott Cash ("Whom Shall I Fear [God of Angel Armies]"); and Matthews Ntlele ("Resurrecting"), among others.
To find out more about The Church Will Sing, and for instructions on how to get a chance to participate in the project with your own church's recordings, please visit TheChurchWillSing.com.
Click the video below to hear Trevor Mathiesen and Jonathan Mason from Word Music Publishing discuss the upcoming project, and how your church can be involved: