Help Us Pick the Winner of our King of Grace Contest

Thanks to the over 20 people who submitted entries for our 10th Anniversary King of Grace contest! The assignment was to come up with a new arrangement of one of the songs from the album.

These are the six videos we think are the best. Leave a comment by midnight, Jan. 12, and let us know which one you think is the most creative arrangement that also complements and supports the song. I’ll announce the winner this Thursday, Jan. 13. and they’ll receive two free registrations to WorshipGod11.

Video #1 At The Foot of the Cross (Steve & Vikki Cook), arr. by Anthony Beltrez

Video #2 In My Heart (Eric Grover), arr. by Teresa Thomas

Video #3 Behold the Lamb (Mark Altrogge), arr. by Joshua Spacht

If you’d like, you can also check out these three videos and cast your vote for one of them:

Video #4 Join All the Glorious Names (Bob Kauflin/Isaac Watts), arr. by Jason McGovern

Video #5 The Glory of the Cross (Bob Kauflin), arr. by Joel Sczebel

Video #6 You Have Captured Me (Steve & Vikki Cook), arr. by Jon Althoff

169 Responses to Help Us Pick the Winner of our King of Grace Contest

  1. susan hart January 9, 2011 at 6:29 PM #

    WOW-these are good! and this is TOUGH!

    good points on all of them. liked the arrangements of the 1st and 5th, but vote for:


    thanks for letting us listen!

  2. Kyle January 9, 2011 at 7:19 PM #

    Bob, you may want to check the link to “The Glory of the Cross.” It took me to the wrong song.

  3. Daniel J. Mount January 9, 2011 at 7:31 PM #

    The link to “The Glory of the Cross” takes me to “Join All the Glorious Names.” Would you mind updating the link?

  4. Daniel J. Mount January 9, 2011 at 7:35 PM #

    This ended up being easier than I thought. I’m definitely going with #3 – the cinematic treatment was inventive, original, and works incredibly well.

  5. Kelley J Coppage January 9, 2011 at 8:25 PM #

    REally think #1 is the best effort and brings the lyrics to the forefront!
    Thanks for posting and allowing us to partake of God’s gifts to His redeemed.

  6. Jim Dean January 9, 2011 at 8:34 PM #

    I’m voting for #3. Love the arrangement (and the song in general)! The piano and strings are very well done, and the 7/4 time sig. was a nice added touch.

  7. Kerry S. January 9, 2011 at 8:45 PM #

    really like the arrangement in #3, but I think my fave is #6. very simple, sweet, held me for the duration of the song.

  8. Mia Slager January 9, 2011 at 8:50 PM #

    I love #6…the upbeat arrangement by Jon Althoff of “You Have Captured Me.” You can tell it has great versatility which would allow it to be done with just an acoustic guitar and one voice or with multiple voices as well as piano/synth and percussion. It doesn’t feel overly contemporary or traditional which would allow it to be sung by many different kinds of churches or youth groups.

  9. Margaret January 9, 2011 at 9:06 PM #

    Behold the Lamb…amazing! It tells the story in the music. I love it.

  10. Stephanie @ Bowmania January 9, 2011 at 9:08 PM #

    Voting for #1..

    It is a new arrangement of an older song. Very well done!

  11. Allie January 9, 2011 at 9:14 PM #

    They we’re all great! So thankful how God has gifted all of the contestants! Such a blessing!
    I loved all of them…
    #1 Just awesome all around!
    #2 Beautiful piano music, love it!
    #3 Really sweeping music, went so well with the song, its got powerful lyrics, and the music just drove them wonderfully!
    #4 Love the bluegrass flair!
    #5 Loved the rhythm :) a great song, really arranged nicely!
    #6 Great sound quality and just beautifully done! Awesome!
    It was REALLY close(to me:) between #1 and #6 but I am going to have to go with #6 :) Awesome job all you guys! Am thanking God now for all of you, it was a treat! :)

  12. Amanda Kronemeyer January 9, 2011 at 9:16 PM #

    Deffinitely #6.:)

  13. Bob Kelly January 9, 2011 at 9:22 PM #

    Video #3 Behold the Lamb (Mark Altrogge), arr. by Joshua Spacht

  14. William Simmons January 9, 2011 at 9:31 PM #

    I vote for #3 Behold the Lamb, but also give very high marks to #6 You have captured me. All of the work was done well and with great thought congratulation to whom ever comes out as the winner. Well done to all, and keep the Worship of the Risen Lord as your focus!

  15. Tom January 9, 2011 at 9:37 PM #

    I like the simplicity and beauty of #6, but the orchestration (is that the correct term to describe it?) and depth of #3.

    If I had to pick between the two, I’d go with #6. It made be want to truly behold the Lamb.

  16. Tom January 9, 2011 at 9:38 PM #

    Whoops. My bad. I meant to say I’d go with “#3.”

  17. Laura Nossal January 9, 2011 at 9:43 PM #

    I love #3, Behold the Lamb. It’s commanding, anticipatory, and has a movie score feel to it. Makes me want to behold the Lamb this moment. I’m ready to go!

    I am absolutely blessed to call Joshua Spacht my minister minister and I can tell you that he is one gifted musician. God poured out an abundance of musical talent into this young man, but the best part is that he is humble and truly longs to see God glorified above all else.

  18. Briana January 9, 2011 at 10:00 PM #

    #3!!!!!! Behold the Lamb! The music truly captures the heart of the lyrics.

  19. Fellow Traveler January 9, 2011 at 10:01 PM #

    #3 is the most creative, but #2 is just the one I like best. So I guess #3, but I want to hear Theresa on the radio some time! :-)

  20. Dan January 9, 2011 at 10:14 PM #

    I love #3. From the first time I heard it until now, it’s remained my favorite.

  21. Danika C January 9, 2011 at 10:15 PM #

    #3 without a doubt!

  22. Brooke Woodward January 9, 2011 at 10:29 PM #

    Loved the arrangement on video #3! Words and music are so beautiful!

  23. Melissa January 9, 2011 at 10:31 PM #

    Definately #3 “Behold the Lamb”! I Can’t stop listening to it!

  24. Margy January 9, 2011 at 10:35 PM #

    #3 Behold the Lamb, arr. by Joshua Spacht

  25. Teresa Hall January 9, 2011 at 10:37 PM #

    Video #3, arranged by Joshua Spacht!!!

  26. Steve and Jessica Fleming January 9, 2011 at 10:56 PM #

    We vote for #3. Joshua Spacht’s arrangement took us on a beautiful journey to behold the majesty of the Lamb! It’s a remarkable experience musically! We loved it! (if you count every person in our family as eligible votes, make it 6 votes for #3! let’s hope our 6 wk old little girl agrees with our choice!!

  27. Eric Hepker January 9, 2011 at 11:21 PM #

    #3 wins, but also liked 1 and 6 a lot.

  28. Betsy January 9, 2011 at 11:55 PM #

    ooh! ooh! #6! #6!

  29. Marvin January 10, 2011 at 12:20 AM #

    No. 6 definitely.

  30. Dayton January 10, 2011 at 12:22 AM #

    Our vote is for #3- very well done!

  31. Dave Magdales January 10, 2011 at 12:40 AM #

    Wow, these are all great. But I’m gonna go with #3. Kudos to people who are good at string composition!

  32. Mark Osborne January 10, 2011 at 12:51 AM #

    #3!!!! One word – Epic!

  33. Paul Huxley January 10, 2011 at 2:25 AM #

    I vote for #6.

    I think the challenge was quite difficult so hats off to all 6; however, I felt a few were trying to be a little too smart with chord/rhythm changes and they didn’t always work. #6 was a simple idea, well pulled off, freshening up an old song.

  34. Eunice January 10, 2011 at 4:29 AM #

    I don’t know all the songs in their original version, so I probably won’t vote according to the originality of the arrangements. :)

    #6 : great rythm, but I’m not “captured”^^
    #2 : I love it ! If I could, I would listen to it walking back home tonight…
    #3 : I love movie soundtracks and this is a soundtrack-like arrangement, good job!

    I’d go for #3

  35. Jessica Halim January 10, 2011 at 5:20 AM #

    uugghh… #1 & #3 are hard choices… but i’ll go for #1!

  36. Clarice January 10, 2011 at 7:18 AM #

    #1 hands down. It’s actually doable in church –which I think places a high value on its existence. :)

  37. Julie January 10, 2011 at 7:24 AM #

    #3 makes me think of the music in heaven – truly inspirational!!

  38. David Urbinati January 10, 2011 at 7:43 AM #

    Definitely #3. There is no other sound like this in contemporary Christian music and a lot of Christian themes are pretty epic. Why do we use that style only for secular films? What is more epic than Christ? Way to break out of the typical and write good music for the Lord. Kudos to Joshua at Grace Immanuel Bible Church in Jupiter, FL for pioneering this style.

    P.S. Wonderful back beat and great production…

  39. Iris January 10, 2011 at 8:23 AM #

    Definitely #3 Thank you for making a favorite song even more favorite and like we are right before the Throne!

  40. David Bannach January 10, 2011 at 8:30 AM #

    While #3 is a very powerful arrangement, I am going with #6 based on the fact that not only is it a great arrangement, but it most effectively translates to congregational singing for any size congregation.

  41. Simona January 10, 2011 at 8:49 AM #

    I vote for #3! Soli Deo Gloria!

  42. Trent Broussard January 10, 2011 at 8:56 AM #

    I vote for #3
    All of the arrangements were great and I think everybody deserves recognition for for their work.

  43. Aaron January 10, 2011 at 9:01 AM #

    All the arrangements were wonderful, but #3 Behold the Lamb took me right to heaven. I felt like i was sitting in the throne room!

    #3 was also the most technically difficult to arrange.

  44. Lisa Shoemaker January 10, 2011 at 9:06 AM #

    I think #1 and #6 are the best updating of the songs – so I’ll vote for #1 – definitely do-able in church!

  45. Esther Jones January 10, 2011 at 9:16 AM #

    Definitely rate #3 highest. God deserves movie music! #6 um…’captured’ me, too. Loved the “world music” feel.

  46. Leonard jurena January 10, 2011 at 9:23 AM #

    I really liked number two but by far I have to go with number three. it’s so original and packed full of production that draws you to the mood of the lyrical content. Glory to God and thank you Joshua!

  47. Renju January 10, 2011 at 9:25 AM #

    In My Heart is my choice
    Then comes Behold the lamb

    Thanks for all the videos

  48. Felicity January 10, 2011 at 9:26 AM #

    #3 is my favorite.

  49. Matt January 10, 2011 at 9:45 AM #

    #3 by a landslide, no offense to the other 5.

  50. Nella Camille January 10, 2011 at 9:45 AM #

    My vote is for #3, Behold the Lamb :)

  51. Nick Fitzkee January 10, 2011 at 10:21 AM #

    I liked #3, but I’m gonna have to vote for #6.

    “You have captured me” has always been a song that I would have thought difficult to do congregationally, and this arrangement is something I could easily imagine singing on Sunday morning. Although it’s not as technically complex as some of the others (e.g. #3), I admire how Althoff took something that was almost a postscript to the original album and made it into something that could stand on its own.

  52. Brad January 10, 2011 at 10:46 AM #

    #3 Behold the Lamb…if there was a physical play button to click on that song I would have worn it out by now

  53. Megs January 10, 2011 at 10:57 AM #


  54. Michelle January 10, 2011 at 11:03 AM #

    Absolutely #3.
    The arrangement is ridiculously amazing..
    so beautiful.

  55. Lindele January 10, 2011 at 11:05 AM #

    #2 and #3 are my favorites, and I think I will vote for #3. Since whoever wins this contest gets to come to WorshipGod for free, will we get to hear a live performance of the winning arrangement?? Please?

  56. Hank prebianca January 10, 2011 at 11:05 AM #

    Number. 3. Behold the lamb

  57. Ginger January 10, 2011 at 12:12 PM #

    #3 Definately! Behold…. Holy is the Lamb! Tremendous!!

  58. Debra Quiggle January 10, 2011 at 12:25 PM #

    Number 3 is excellent and exciting! They are all good but number 3 I believe is the best

  59. Anna S. January 10, 2011 at 12:34 PM #

    Definitely #3….love the arrangement!

  60. Jonathan January 10, 2011 at 12:34 PM #

    Nice vocals on #6, probably the most simple, but effective arrangement. My vote is #6.

    Side note on #3: Josh, the time you spent arranging Behold the Lamb must have been lengthy! As a pianist and arranger myself, I was impressed. I could spend all day talking about it, but to suffice it, incredibly well produced! I too was drawn in to the lyrics by the dynamic changes of the accompaniment. Don’t think I could use this at my church, but it’s great to listen to! You were a close second for me.

  61. Paul January 10, 2011 at 12:57 PM #

    I liked 1 and 6, but my vote has to go to #3. It is so sweeping and grand. It is Lord of the Rings meets worship music. Epic.

  62. LArzate January 10, 2011 at 1:11 PM #


  63. David and Ada Urbinati January 10, 2011 at 1:12 PM #

    Number three, the best !

  64. Lindsey Sylcox January 10, 2011 at 1:27 PM #

    What talented artists the Lord has gifted! But my vote goes to number three.

  65. Mallory Duncan January 10, 2011 at 1:32 PM #

    #6 would be my choice, I loved the arrangement.

  66. Ruth King January 10, 2011 at 1:40 PM #

    #3 – Behold the Lamb – by Joshua Spacht – beautiful arrangement – I sang it all weekend after I heard it!

  67. Janel Cook January 10, 2011 at 1:47 PM #

    I vote for #3 by Joshua Spacht…Amazing & so beautiful!

  68. Vic January 10, 2011 at 1:58 PM #

    I am grateful and consider it a blessing to enjoy the work of these finalists. According to your request of helping you pick the winner, you state for us to chose:”the most creative arrangement that also complements and supports the song”. Furthermore “creative” describes that which has the quality of something ‘created’ rather than ‘immitated’.

    In applying this criteria, Behold The Lamb (arr. by Joshua B. Spacht) is the at the top of this class due to the mix of odd-time signatures, unique instrumentation, challenging musicianship, and full spectrum dynamics. This epic arrangement is exactly the complement and support needed for a song about the lamb of God.

    Thanks to Sovereing Grace Music for this contest. Mr. Spacht, thank you for sharing your gift with the world.

    I vote for #3.

  69. Michael Mosback January 10, 2011 at 2:08 PM #

    #6 “You Have Captured Me”
    Simple arrangement that really allows for great focus on the lyrics. I love it when everything come down for “I am ruined for this world” the first time.

    Very well done.

  70. Nick Tanaka January 10, 2011 at 2:18 PM #

    #6 is my vote. It has an up to date melody. The words and arrangement are terrific! The main thing is that it has the melody that is not out dated. I would love these chords to do it in my church/youth group! All of the entries are amazing though! Awesome job everyone!

  71. Josh K. January 10, 2011 at 2:28 PM #

    #3 is amazing!! I love movie scores, so to hear a Sovereign Grace song that sounds like one is VERY exciting! The music compliments the lyrics so well!


  72. Sharon January 10, 2011 at 2:38 PM #

    #3. The complexity of the instrumentation just gives wonderful depth and richness to match the truths of Christ Jesus in the song.

  73. Sharon Cosgrove January 10, 2011 at 3:02 PM #

    Gosh, I thought #3, Behold the Lamb was great, but I vote for #2, Teresa Thomas’ arrangement of In My Heart. It was my favorite–just the right mix of contemplative worship for the song’s meaning.


  74. Sharon January 10, 2011 at 3:06 PM #

    Behold the Lamb is amazing by Joshua

  75. Grace L January 10, 2011 at 3:15 PM #

    #3 is definately my choice
    such a lovely song!

  76. Ryan Spacht January 10, 2011 at 3:42 PM #

    Well done everyone! While every song has unique qualities, only one is truly different from the rest. I vote for number 3 by Joshua Spacht. Let’s introduce this arranger to many in the church, and let everyone be blessed through the music of a young man who is daily beholding the Lamb and being transformed personally, spiritually, and musically.

    • Bob Kauflin January 10, 2011 at 4:03 PM #

      Ryan, wondering if you happen to be related to Joshua…

  77. Alden Powers January 10, 2011 at 3:51 PM #

    My vote is for Video 2. The piano/vocal arrangement is simply haunting. it portrays very effectively our fallen state and our hope in God to change our hearts. Beautiful arrangement.

  78. Jon Althoff January 10, 2011 at 4:04 PM #

    Just wanted to clarify that the Jonathan of comment #61 is not me. :)

    • Bob Kauflin January 10, 2011 at 4:30 PM #

      @Jon, thanks for the clarification!

  79. Ryan Spacht January 10, 2011 at 4:13 PM #

    He’s my big brother, and a brother in the Lord. Does my vote still count?

    • Bob Kauflin January 10, 2011 at 4:31 PM #

      @Ryan, of course your vote counts! Great to see you supporting your brother!

  80. Aaron January 10, 2011 at 4:17 PM #

    Mr. Kauflin,

    Could you please give us your thoughts on each arrangement.
    They are all wonderful peaces, but we desire to hear your opinion!

    Pretty please….

    • Bob Kauflin January 10, 2011 at 4:31 PM #

      @Aaron, I’ll think about that idea…

  81. Aaron January 10, 2011 at 4:45 PM #

    Does the winner get to meet you Mr. Kauflin?

  82. Corey Hill January 10, 2011 at 5:44 PM #

    i vote #3

  83. Joshua Spacht January 10, 2011 at 5:54 PM #

    Well, though I’ve entered a submission in this competition, I wanted to give a shout out for #1. Well produced, well sung and represents the intent of the lyrics in the arrangement. I like how the voice is upfront and not overly edited. Good groove with guitars and drums and a fresh, updated sound overall. Well done, brother.

  84. Elisabeth Drake January 10, 2011 at 6:13 PM #

    #3 is beautiful!

  85. Deanna Marquart January 10, 2011 at 6:45 PM #

    #2 “In My Heart” captured my heart. While the original version may have been more upbeat, this version came out more like a heart-cry. I worshiped through it, and felt like doing so over and over again. I can picture this song being used in a dance presentation at church (being a worship dancer myself).

  86. James January 10, 2011 at 6:46 PM #

    I vote for number 3! Great Arrangement!

  87. Ethan Pitts January 10, 2011 at 7:10 PM #

    #3!!! Love it!

  88. William Morris January 10, 2011 at 7:28 PM #


    1. High quality track, obviously put in a lot of effort, great vocals.

    4. Great guitar sound, love the dualing effect. Fun Shane&Shane type vocals.

    3. This one wins it for me with huge cinematic feel. I love the movements and dynamic which complement the lyrics well.

    My vote is for Video #3 Behold the Lamb (Mark Altrogge), arr. by Joshua Spacht

    Good work to all though, tough competition!

  89. kelly January 10, 2011 at 7:32 PM #

    #3 sounds great, but i don’t think it’s realistic for a church setting, and thus I vote #1.

  90. Jason McGovern January 10, 2011 at 7:41 PM #

    @86 Ooh Ooh Ooh! I wanna meet Mr. Kauflin!

  91. Angie Dunlap January 10, 2011 at 9:01 PM #

    I vote for #3.

  92. Ryan January 10, 2011 at 9:14 PM #

    All great efforts, but my favorite is #3, “Behold the Lamb”!

  93. Tim Woodward January 10, 2011 at 9:16 PM #

    Video #3 is INCREDIBLE!! This guy is talented!! I would love to hear this performed at my church!

  94. Hillary W. January 10, 2011 at 9:22 PM #

    My vote goes to #3! love this arrangement!

  95. Geoff January 10, 2011 at 9:25 PM #

    I’m voting for number 3…I love this guys voice and the lyrics that show the greatness of Christ!

  96. Bobby Keppel January 10, 2011 at 9:27 PM #

    Wow all these songs are great but I have to vote for number three!!

  97. Jadaron January 10, 2011 at 9:32 PM #

    #3 is clearly my favorite!!!

  98. Winters January 10, 2011 at 9:35 PM #

    Im thankful for all these songs for they all worship Christ but #3 is a step ahead for me!

  99. Katie Kearney January 10, 2011 at 9:45 PM #

    #3 – Behold the Lamb by Joshua Spacht. Simply amazing.

  100. Jennifer January 10, 2011 at 10:22 PM #

    I pick #3

  101. Jim Hedrick January 10, 2011 at 10:32 PM #

    # 5 is my pick. I like the back up sound.

  102. Michael Thomas January 11, 2011 at 12:11 AM #


    In my biased, but accurate opinion, I’ll go with #2. I think that the contemplative nature of Teresa’s arrangement most acutely addresses the struggle “In My Heart”, which is what I think drew her to the song in the first place.

    All of the other songs were terrific. Kudos to #3 for it’s magnificent grandeur and the terrific arrangement of #6….

    However, I must say I love the catchy, personable and FUN arrangement of #4

    Michael (Teresa’s Husband) Thomas

  103. Marjorie Brown January 11, 2011 at 1:50 AM #

    I just love the arrangement by Teresa Thomas!
    That one gets my vote!

  104. Susan Meyer January 11, 2011 at 5:18 AM #

    I liked number 2 the best – voice, music, words, etc.

  105. LiliAnn January 11, 2011 at 7:00 AM #

    They are all so good in different ways! It was so hard to pick. But I would have to go with song #2 by Theresa Thomas. It was so beautiful. The piano piece and voice was simply fantastic!

  106. Tierney January 11, 2011 at 10:01 AM #

    Love #3. Chills were up and down my spine. The strings are unbelievable. Majestic!! There are some real artists who have submitted their work here.

  107. andrew January 11, 2011 at 10:55 AM #


  108. beth January 11, 2011 at 11:24 AM #


  109. Lauren Flowers January 11, 2011 at 11:33 AM #

    #3 is wonderful!

  110. Lynn Van Horn January 11, 2011 at 11:36 AM #

    #3 again captures our heart’s cry to our Saviour! Well done. I still love the original too!

  111. Kurt Roberts January 11, 2011 at 11:51 AM #


  112. Bethany January 11, 2011 at 12:21 PM #

    #3 with two thumbs up!!!!! It is a brilliant arrangment and musical experience that draws you to truly behold the lamb of God! Such a marvelous thing to set our gaze on as we prepare to open God’s word!

  113. ski January 11, 2011 at 12:26 PM #

    While not crazy about the vocal style, the arrangement of # 3 better by far. Needs some electric guitar ala Skillet added in.

  114. Clive January 11, 2011 at 12:41 PM #

    Sound matches substance. ‘Nuff said.


  115. Lee Gunter January 11, 2011 at 12:45 PM #

    This was fun to participate in. I liked the spectrum of different ideas people came up with.

    I have to give my vote to #3 – Joshua B. Spacht’s arrangement of “Behold the Lamb”. Honoroable mentions for me go to #5 – Joel Sczebels version of “The Glory of the Cross”.

  116. Steven January 11, 2011 at 12:51 PM #

    #1 sounds the best by far. I can worship to this song all day long. Great sounding voice. Would like to hear more songs from this guy.

  117. Brittany Kielar January 11, 2011 at 12:53 PM #

    Love love #3. The arrangement is engaging.

  118. Allison January 11, 2011 at 1:22 PM #

    Love them all! But have to go with #3.

  119. Bethany January 11, 2011 at 1:49 PM #

    I loved #1 and #6 the best! #3 was a gorgeous arrangement; however, I do feel it was more movie score-ish as others have mentioned, vs. a more congregation friendly version. Final vote has to be… #6!!

  120. Judy C January 11, 2011 at 2:27 PM #

    They are all amazing, but I vote for #3 — the intricacies of the arrangement are a wonderful match to the depth of the lyrics.

  121. Matt January 11, 2011 at 2:33 PM #

    they are all very well done songs with much to commend in each

    #5 is my favorite – it is original, but highlights the lyrics the best. you could easily sing it in church and it is a little more modern and relateable by a wider group of people but understated in its simplicity (a good thing)

    (though admittedly the video/audio for video posted is poorer quality…)

  122. Liz January 11, 2011 at 2:40 PM #

    #3 !!!

  123. Rick Holland January 11, 2011 at 3:15 PM #

    Voting for #3, Behold the Lamb. I love this song and have not heard it any better! The 7/8 time is epic…

  124. Matt January 11, 2011 at 4:19 PM #

    #3 is my favorite.

  125. Gregory Lee January 11, 2011 at 4:21 PM #

    #3 Hands Down!

  126. Carla January 11, 2011 at 4:53 PM #

    Close your eyes…tune out the world…Worship the Lamb!
    # 3 – Behold the Lamb has my vote!

  127. roy January 11, 2011 at 6:59 PM #

    #3 hands down!!
    i absolutely love every single instrument and ultimately the lyrics!

  128. Randy Motz January 11, 2011 at 7:03 PM #

    #2 touches my heart in a special way. The graceful simplicity and angelic vocals of this arrangement make it a heartfelt, reflective piece. Bravo, Teresa!

  129. Jerrod January 11, 2011 at 7:05 PM #

    #3 – Behold the Lamb.

  130. Daron Roberts January 11, 2011 at 8:08 PM #

    Deat Mr. Kauflin, Thank you so much for hosting this competition. I was wondering that , in light of some of the comments above ,is it ok if I post this comment? Thank you!

    This is a video from Grace Immanuel Bible Church’s Christmas concert called Redeemer: Christ Our Lord Revealed.

    I am posting this as an example of how the type of music in video #3 by Joshua Spacht can be done in a church setting. The choir and orchestral instruments used throughout the concert were live whereas the percussion and electronic instruments were sequenced in a track. This type of music does take a little more effort than other Christian music songs but the involvement of multiple people in the church to make music about and for Christ is such a blessing to be part of!

  131. Jennifer January 11, 2011 at 8:44 PM #

    #6 You Have Captured Me

  132. Elisabeth January 11, 2011 at 10:34 PM #

    #3 – Behold the Lamb

  133. Mike Gilland January 11, 2011 at 10:35 PM #

    Have to go with #3 – way to go, Josh. That was amazing.

  134. Mark Bergren January 11, 2011 at 10:59 PM #

    I love Jon Althoff’s version of “You Have Captured Me”.
    Thankfully, I get to enjoy his humble leadership as he leads worship each Sunday. He has written and recorded a number of cross-centered/gospel-centered worship songs that are worth listening to (do a search). So, my vote is #6.

  135. chloe January 12, 2011 at 3:01 AM #

    #6! I hope I’m not too late :/

  136. Brandon West January 12, 2011 at 8:04 AM #

    Video #3

  137. Jeff Peckham January 12, 2011 at 9:28 AM #

    I think there is a wall of support for #3, but I vote #6.

  138. Mike C January 12, 2011 at 9:54 AM #

    #3 Behold the Lamb

  139. Meghan Zeikle January 12, 2011 at 9:58 AM #

    Joshua Spacht’s!

    Video #3.

  140. James Devine January 12, 2011 at 10:21 AM #

    From the first you are captivated, taken on a Grace journey! #3! Joshua Spacht did a great job..BUT JESUS gets the Glory!! As Joshua would desire!

  141. Trevor Peck January 12, 2011 at 12:11 PM #

    All were really well done – especially #3 – but if the point was to draw me to the throne of grace in worship, then hands down (or should I say hands up) I vote for #2 = genuine worship!

  142. Ethan Dean January 12, 2011 at 1:07 PM #

    #3 – love the arrangement! The music served the lyrics very well, and kept my attention focused on the lyrics.

  143. Ryan January 12, 2011 at 1:16 PM #

    #3 ….. Great Music!

  144. Nancy Kearney January 12, 2011 at 2:16 PM #

    #3 …as the nuances of the music build, and the underlying resonant theme plays out… God’s Word comes to mind, of Jesus Christ, the Great I AM, the One to whom every knee will bow both in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue will confess that HE IS LORD…The Worthy Lamb of God

  145. Shanyl January 12, 2011 at 3:01 PM #

    My votes would have to go the #3 and #6, just primarily because of it compositions!

  146. TG January 12, 2011 at 3:16 PM #

    Appreciated all entries… enjoyed the grandeur and ostentation of the arrangement to compliment the amazing truth in the lyrics of Video #3 Behold the Lamb (Mark Altrogge), arr. by Joshua Spacht

  147. JC January 12, 2011 at 5:27 PM #

    all are great! my vote will be for #3 Behold the Lamb…transcendant arrangement!

  148. Jonathan January 12, 2011 at 6:22 PM #

    In the Beginning by Joshua Spacht

  149. Robin Campbell January 12, 2011 at 9:59 PM #

    Behold the Lamb is just one of many amazing and beautifully orchestrated pieces that Joshua has arranged. This piece particularly adds a dramatic element to it with the sense of contrast from verse to chorus. What struck me as remarkable was the sense of stillness that overcomes the soul as Joshua breaks out into the first chorus… The entire mood and rhythmic elements change in order to accomplish this. This in turn perpetuates the second verse and into the repeat of the chorus. So with out any more delay….#3 would be my choice.

  150. Zach January 12, 2011 at 10:03 PM #

    #6 hands down. Beautiful.

  151. Annette Pellowe January 12, 2011 at 10:07 PM #

    #6. A beautiful song, done so simply and worshipfully. This will be beautifully received and appreciated when sung in church, or as a solo. He Has Captured Me!

  152. Mark January 12, 2011 at 10:13 PM #

    I love the creativity and simplicity of #6.

  153. Dan January 12, 2011 at 10:17 PM #

    Gotta go with #6, Jon Althoff’s arrangement. Best match of music to message… It invites other voices to join in and sing His praise.

  154. Kerry January 12, 2011 at 10:30 PM #

    I like #5 – Szebel’s The Glory of the Cross

  155. Cori January 12, 2011 at 11:35 PM #

    Number 6, for sure! Beautiful song. Fantastic arrangement!

  156. Sheree January 13, 2011 at 3:04 AM #

    Video #2 by Teresa Thomas

  157. Jared January 13, 2011 at 7:21 AM #

    I vote for #6. It’s simple and well crafted. Definatelyvhas the ability to be done in small churches as is or could be arranged for a big setting. Yep #6.

  158. Marilyn Lee January 13, 2011 at 12:24 PM #

    #3 is outstanding. Give us more of this. So glorifying to the LOrD in every way.

  159. Bob Whitney January 13, 2011 at 1:24 PM #

    Loved them all but #3 Behold The Lamb gets my vote!

  160. Amanda January 13, 2011 at 3:57 PM #

    #3 is my favorite!

  161. Chris January 13, 2011 at 5:10 PM #

    I love # 1.

  162. Anthony Beltrez January 13, 2011 at 7:30 PM #

    Jouhua thank you so much for you vote. Congrats on wining. Great stuff bro! This was a blessing to be apart of. Thanks again Bob for putting this together.

  163. Robin Mitchell January 14, 2011 at 10:23 AM #

    I like #2 the best!

  164. Lisa McIntyre January 19, 2011 at 8:37 AM #

    #2 is my pick. I liked the sound of #3 accompaniment, but when put with the lyrics it sounded a bit off. I thought it was too big. I love the simplicity and haunting sound of #2.

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