Music|November 28, 2023 07:07 EST
Michael Boggs releases first solo Christmas single, “Come You Unfaithful”
Multiple Dove Award-winning singer, songwriter and worship leader Michael Boggs releases his first solo Christmas single, “Come You Unfaithful.” Available at digital and streaming outlets everywhere via https://linktr.ee/michaelboggs, the song shares a beloved melody along with newly crafted lyrics that serve as a beautiful reminder that regardless of whether or not we feel faithful, certain or joyful in life, Christ still came for us.
Produced by Scott Williamson (FFH, Lincoln Brewster, Point Of Grace) with a lush, live-recorded string section arranged and directed by Jason Webb (Lauren Daigle, Chris Tomlin, Josh Groban), “Come You Unfaithful” was written by Boggs with up-and-coming recording artist Josh Nichols.
"As a kid, I remember hearing and loving the Christmas carol ‘O Come All Ye Faithful,’ but at the same time thinking to myself, ‘Well, if only the faithful get to come to Jesus, I guess that leaves me out’,” shares Boggs. “It wasn’t for lack of effort then, and it isn’t now either, but most of my life has been filled with moments of trying, failing and then having the grace of Jesus pick me up, dust me off and tell me to try again.
“But then, one day it hit me, it’s NOT the message of Jesus that only the faithful get to come to Him,” continues Boggs. “The message of Jesus is that everyone gets to come to Him. That’s the whole point of Him being born. We needed a Savior, so He came to us.”
Taking that revelation into the newly crafted “Come You Unfaithful,” Boggs sings verses that invite the unfaithful, anxious and prideful as the chorus shares “Rejoice, He came for you” before leading to the hopeful bridge:
His strength is for the weak
His grace is for the sinner
Who hopes in lesser things
His arms are for the lowly
His blood is for the lost
His mercy’s ever-reaching
His love is for us all
“We all get invited. That’s the beauty of the Christmas story isn’t it? You don’t have to clean up before you show up. You can come to Jesus just as you are, because, well, your exactly who he came for,” encourages Boggs. “And when we come to Jesus, I think we’ll find ourselves in one, big, long line of joyful misfits who found the arrival of Jesus to be the most beautiful thing in the world. And that to me, is Good News. That to me, is Christmas.”
With the “Come You Faithful” lyric video premiered this week by CCM Magazine, and with more new music coming from Boggs in 2024, all his latest news, tour dates and more can be found at https://michaelboggs.com/, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Spotify and Apple Music.
About Michael Boggs:
Michael Boggs considers himself a pastor; his pulpit just happens to be a three-minute song. Over the years, he has been awarded multiple ASCAP and GMA Dove Awards, and has been named CCM Songwriter of the Year. Boggs’ songs have been recorded by Alison Krauss, Diamond Rio, Jason Crabb, Matt Maher, Big Daddy Weave and Anthony Evans, among others. Moreover, the Oklahoma native has released two full-length solo efforts: More Than Moved (2011) and More Like A Lion (2014). In addition, he’s one-half of worship duo Brooke + Boggs—a collaboration with fellow worship leader Brooke Voland. The duo’s song, “Grace Upon Grace,” which Boggs co-penned, topped more than a million streams on Spotify alone. Along with Voland and recording artist Hannah Kerr, Boggs is also a founding member of Black River Entertainment’s Wildfire Worship Collective that released “The Light (My Refuge)” in 2021. That same year, he released the confessional solo single “Have Mercy.” Boggs currently resides in Owasso, OK with his wife, Keely, and son, Nash.