I was encouraged recently to hear that Worship Leader magazine had included Generation Letter’s song “King of Peace” on their recent Song Discovery CD. Each Song Discovery CD contains 12-15 congregational songs with leads sheets and chord charts in 3 keys. Many are from well known bands and artists, but they often feature songs from lesser known musicians and local church projects as well. A great service to the church.
The video above is Generation Letter leading King of Peace at this year’s Next Conference in Baltimore, MD (May 28-31). I led with them, along with Alli Gilland, who was filling in for Stephen Morgan on guitar. The members of the band (George Romanacce, Stephen Morgan, John Ripley, Alex Couch, Abbott Jones) are all from Metro Life Church in Orlando, FL, and help lead the congregational singing on Sundays. They’re a great group of young guys (except for John, the drummer, who is young at heart) who want to use their gifts to serve the local church first, and then anyone else who might be encouraged by their music. They’ve produced an EP and one album, This is the Story. Their website is currently under construction, but you can find them on Facebook. It’s been a joy this past year to get to know the group better and experience their humility, passion, and love for the Savior.
“King of Peace” reminds and assures us of God’s faithful presence and care in the midst of suffering and trials. Here are the lyrics:
Lord, your children have not been spared
From this worlds daily trials and cares
We know weakness, fear and sorrow, yet weʼre not alone
You are near in our time of need
You are faithful you hear our pleas
You give grace to all who hope in your mighty name
King of peace you calm our raging storms
All we need is found within your arms
We find rest by your quiet stream
King of peace
We were rebels against your reign
We were haters of your great name
When you saved us from your justice and from ourselves
You gave life to our hearts of stone
Made a way for us to your throne
Where we lay down all our burdens at your feet
We stand upon your faithfulness As we trust in you
By George Romanacce, Stephen Morgan, John Ripley, and Steve Cook
Copyright © 2010 Generation Letter
To download the original song, click here. You can get guitar chart (in A) by clicking here. And if you’re interested, you can watch the video on Vimeo.
Woo! That is all.
Jason, are you impressed because you helped edit the video or because you liked what GL did? Miss seeing you around Sovereign Grace!
Is both an acceptable answer?
Wow – first time i’ve heard this one – great work.
Love it. Very cool to relive moments from the conference. Still cracked up by the left-handed barefoot guitarist! Thanks for the audio file!
Wow, this is a great song.
But is it possible to sing this in a congregational setting? The chorus can go very high.
Daniel, the chart is in a lower key.