The idea for this album came as we were talking about how we might celebrate God’s faithfulness to Sovereign Grace Music for the past thirty years. It was in 1984 that we released our first project, a live cassette, entitled Mighty God. Since that time we’ve recorded over 60 projects and over 500 songs. Those include 3 kids CDs, 1 rap album, 4 Spanish CDs, a remix album, and a slew of worship albums.
Neil DeGraide, a member of Sovereign Grace Church of Louisville, a great musician, and a good friend, suggested we ask musicians we’ve come to know and appreciate through the years to record some of our more well-known songs. We would then take care of the mixing and mastering.
Sounded like a great idea, so that’s what we did. After contacting a number of people, here’s the list we happily ended up with:
Let Your Kingdom Come (feat. Chris Jackson)
All I Have Is Christ (feat. Paul Baloche)
Jesus, Thank You (feat. Brook Hills Music)
Behold Our God (feat. The Village Church)
O Great God (feat. Matt Boswell)
The Glories of Calvary (feat. Norton Hall)
Oh the Deep, Deep Love (feat. Aaron Keyes)
Now Why This Fear (feat. Sojourn Music)
The Glory of the Cross (feat. Matt Papa)
I Will Glory in My Redeemer (feat. Austin Stone Worship)
Greater Than We Can Imagine (feat. Nathan and Lou Fellingham)
I Have a Shelter (feat. Enfield)
I Stand in Awe (feat. Glenn Packiam)
Before the Throne of God Above (feat. Kristyn Getty)
A number of artists are familiar names while some might be unknown to you. All of them share our appreciation for gospel-rich, theologically informed songs for the local church. We’re honored and grateful that they found the time to share their gifts and participate with us on this album.
Yesterday, we started posting samples from 30: Three Decades of Songs for the Church on the Sovereign Grace Music website. We’ll be posting one each day until the album releases.
On Tuesday, April 8 we’ll release the album digitally and at full price ($9-$10) everywhere.
On Tuesday, April 15, physical CDs will be available on the Sovereign Grace Store.
In the past we’ve released our albums on sites like Spotify, Rdio, etc. right away so that people could stream them. We’re holding on that for right now as we’d like to try to cover production costs before we can offer free streaming. That being said, when the album comes out you’ll be able to listen to full songs at the Sovereign Grace Music Bandcamp site. As always, if you’re not able to afford the album, just let us know and we’ll find a way to get you one!
I’m excited about the release of 30 and the new renditions of these songs. Please help us spread the word!