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Hymn


Genre: Indie, Folk, Hymn, Worship

You may remember hearing Wayfarer back in December when I posted their version of a classic Christmas Carol. This time though, they are here with their ‘repurpose’ of the 1707 hymn Alas And Did My Saviour Bleed from their debut EP – The River. Not only are the lyrics beautiful but the harmonies that Wayfarer layers on delivers them in the way in which they deserve to be heard. The indie/surf-rock style that Wayfarer creates on this EP is a joy to listen to, and is a unique sound in the current worship music genre. The band is currently working on a new EP, hopefully to be released in Spring time so watch this space and in the meantime head over to iTunes or their website to purchase The River!

Buy The River EP from iTunes:
United Kingdom:
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/the-river-ep/id545463723
United States:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-river-ep/id545463723

For more information on Wayfarer visit:
http://www.wayfarerhymns.com/
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Genre: Rock, Worship, Progressive.

This cover of the classic hymn Be Thou My Vision is taken from Ascend The Hill’s 2010 release Take The World But Give Me Jesus. This is an album consisting of covers of many classic hymns. I love this track for the progressive arrangement that they have put to this well known melody and despite it being such a popular hymn they’ve really managed to make it their own through the way they play it.

All rights belong to Ascend The Hill.

Buy these new style hymns off iTunes:
United Kingdom:
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/take-world-but-give-me-jesus/id392580813
United States of America:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/take-world-but-give-me-jesus/id392580813

For more information about Ascend The Hill check out: http://ascendthehillband.com/
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Genre: Acoustic, Worship, Singer/Songwriter, (Acoustic) Jazz

I heard of Jadon Lavik through seeing a review for his new album of hymns, named Roots Run Deeper (which is available for free from his website, link below), but whilst listening to his songs I found this incredible version of Amazing Grace from his first hymn album and instantly had to share it. I’ve heard so many acoustic versions of this classic hymn but I’ve never heard someone completely put their own touch to it. The brilliant guitar riff and his strong voice really make this song so great in my opinion, and I can’t wait to share some of his arrangements of Christmas hymns/songs as it gets closer to December 25th!

This song is taken from Jadon Lavik’s first hymn album, Roots Run Deep.
All rights belong to Jadon Lavik.

Add this to your hymn playlist and download the album off iTunes:
United Kingdom:
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/roots-run-deep/id273904560
United States of America:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/roots-run-deep/id273904560

For more info about Jadon Lavik and to download his new album for free visit:
http://www.jadonlavik.com/

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Genre: Worship, Indie Rock, Orchestral

This song is taken from King’s Kaleidoscope’s Hymn EP, Aspah’s Arrows.
All rights belong to King’s Kaleidoscope.

King’s Kaleidoscope are a worship band for Mars Hill Church in Seattle. With this 4 track EP they have taken some of their favourite hymns and made them sound modern and fresh. The thing that makes this band unique for me is that they have a string-trio and a horns section as part of their standard lineup, which really makes them stand out from all the current modern rock worship music you hear these days.

Lyrics:
Come, thou Fount of every blessing,
Tune my heart to sing thy grace; 

Streams of mercy, never ceasing, 
Call for songs of loudest praise. 

Teach me some melodious sonnet, 
Sung by flaming tongues above. 
Praise the mount! I’m fixed upon it, 
Mount of God’s unchanging love. 

Here I raise mine Ebenezer; 
Hither by thy help I’ve come; 
And I hope, by thy good pleasure, 
Safely to arrive at home. 

Jesus sought me when a stranger, 
Wandering from the fold of God; 
He, to rescue me from danger, 
Interposed his precious blood. 

O to grace how great a debtor 
Daily I’m constrained to be! 
Let thy grace now, like a fetter, 
Bind my wandering heart to thee. 

Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it, 
Prone to leave the God I love; 
Here’s my heart, O take and seal it, 
Seal it for thy courts above. 

Breathe new life into your hymn playlist and buy Asaph’s Arrows from iTunes:
United Kingdom:
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/asaphs-arrows-ep/id508122472
United States of America:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/asaphs-arrows-ep/id508122472

For more information about King’s Kaleidoscope visit:
http://www.facebook.com/kingskaleidoscope

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