Hillsong United is a famous Christian band that has grown extremely popular in the Christian music world. They’ve been selling out stadium dates for their “Aftermath” tour in 2011!
If you’re not familiar with Hillsong LIVE, it’s a branch of the Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia. “God is Able” is the new album that includes the voices of Hillsong’s worship leaders among others. This is how the Hillsong Church describes the purpose behind their music:
“Hillsong LIVE is the global expression of praise and worship from Hillsong Church with a commitment to resourcing the wider church and a passion for seeing people connect with God in a real and personal way.” (live.hillsong.com)
“God is Able” is full of heartfelt worship songs that express God’s love. One of my favorite songs is titled, “Unending Love”. Here are some of the lyrics:
There’s no silver or gold or no treasure untold
That could draw me away from your heart…
Now all I am, I lay at your feet,
I’m humbled by the wonder of your majesty,
One thing I know, I find all I need,
In your unending love, In your unending love
The band has also released a DVD for “God is Able” which includes live footage of Hillsong United and worship.
Reuben Morgan, a singer and co-writer on the album explained the title of the album and the scriptures aligned with the message on the Hillsong site:
“It might be short and simple, but the title of the latest Hillsong LIVE album is packed with God-inspired wisdom and Kingdom-shaped truth. In every season, in every situation, being reminded that God Is Able can help keep hearts on fire and lives on track. How do I know this? Because that’s precisely what I’ve experienced for myself.”
Here are some inspirational words that Morgan also offered about the beautiful workings of church and how it relates to the cover art for the album:
Image Credit: live.hillsong.com
“If you take a look at the album cover you will see some pretty fancy, handmade art. It took a long time and a lot of patience to create the piece, and again it’s a beautiful illustration of church. Thread is such a fragile thing, and only when it is combined with other strands can it really begin to stand out. Isn’t that just like the local church? None of us are strong enough on our own, but together we are stronger. And there’s one essential ingredient we must never forget: it is only when these threads are taken in the hands of the artist and transformed over time that they become something that is truly beautiful and beautifully true.” (Hillsongcollected.com)
“God is Able” is available now at iTunes and in stores. Learn more about Hillsong LIVE by visiting the website.