Jesus Culture and acclaimed singer-songwriter Chris McClarney have just released the new single "Hallelujah For The Cross." The song was recorded live at Jesus Culture Church in Sacramento, Calif., and a live music video from the occasion accompanies the new single release.
"Hallelujah For The Cross" is a cut from McClarney's upcoming album that will be released this June. Leading up to the release, instant gratification songs will be available with each pre-order of the album, along with more live music videos. The new project will be the follow-up to his 2015 album Everything And Nothing Less.
In a guest blog post at MultiTracks.com, McClarney explains the heart behind the song, "I've always wanted to write a song that just acted as a THANK YOU to God. When I got together with some other writers, we kept coming back to one thing we were all most thankful for - the cross."
"I am so thankful for the cross and the fact that the God of the universe gave his only Son to die for us," McClarney writes. "That's what this song, 'Hallelujah For The Cross' is about. It's the opportunity for us to say THANK YOU FOR THE CROSS and THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU DID, and remind ourselves that by his stripes we are healed and by his death we do live."
He concludes, "Whether you sing it at church, in the car, or in the shower, I hope it helps connect you with the truth of Scripture. I hope the words remind us all that we are healed and we are alive in Him."
McClarney, who is perhaps most well-known for his song "Your Love Never Fails," as recorded by both Jesus Culture and Newsboys, is planning to go on tour with Jesus Culture later this year around the U.S. and South Africa, along with a number appearances at conferences and youth camps.
You can watch the official live music video for "Hallelujah For The Cross" below: