So Loved, the highly anticipated new worship CD from Grace Chapel Worship, released today, Friday, October 7, 2016, on the Grace House Music label. The project is available now through iTunes, Amazon Music and Google Play.
Grace Chapel Worship called on the inestimable talents of Grammy-nominated, multi-Dove Award winning producer Ian Eskelin (Francesca Battistelli, Sidewalk Prophets, Hawk Nelson, Stellar Kart, Remedy Drive) to helm the new project.
“What a joy to capture the passion and excitement in a recording of what I’ve personally witnessed at Grace Chapel for almost a decade,” says Eskelin.
A true ensemble project, So Loved includes 12 songs, penned by nine songwriters, and features lead vocals by seven different artists.
The CD kicks off with the exuberant, electric guitar driven call to worship, “Meet Us Here,” written by music industry veterans Mia Fieldes (“Proof of Your Love,” “He Knows My Name”), Rick Cua (“I Can, I Will,” “Above All Else”) and Jonathan Allen (“All of Me,” “Mighty Redeemer”), with Allen handling the lead vocals. Logan Pringle takes over lead vocals on “Crown Him (Forever),” a reimagined and updated version of the beloved hymn, “Crown Him With Many Crowns.” Allen resumes lead vocals on the beautiful anthem of adoration, “One True Love,” then Pringle tags back in on the praise song, “Name Above.”
“One thing about this project that I love is that we didn’t intentionally sit down to write songs for a live recording,” says Grace Chapel worship pastor Jonathan Allen. “During a sermon series, the Lord really just poured these songs out to the worship community. Steve Berger, our pastor, was doing a series entitled ‘So Loved,’ and that is how the project got its title. Because God loved us first, we just want to tell Him that we love Him, too. Our prayer is that these songs say just that.”
Contemporary Christian music pioneer and Grace Chapel pastoral care pastor Rick Cua credits Grace Chapel worship pastor Jonathan Allen with creating an atmosphere of worship that was conducive to producing the project. “Jonathan Allen’s nurturing leadership has made a way for the worship team to pour it all out for Jesus each time we worship, while at the same time get out of the way so the congregation can stay focused and draw close to the Lord,” says Cua. “Every track on Grace Chapel Worship’s new worship album, So Loved, is a reflection of what God is doing musically from week to week and song to song at our church. The foundation of it all is our desire to worship God by giving back everything He’s given us.”
In keeping with Grace Chapel’s heartbeat for missions and in response to God’s call to “look after orphans” (James 1:27), a portion of the proceeds from all Grace Chapel Worship sales will go towards Josiah’s House, a boy’s home started by Grace Chapel in the Dominican Republic.
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