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Genre: Worship, Electronica, House, R&B, Remix

HXLY KXSS takes Citizens’ mighty anthem Made Alive and transforms it into a brilliant Electronica/House/R&B dance tune.

Download ‘Made Alive (HXLY KXSS Remix) from SoundCloud:
https://soundcloud.com/hxlykxss/citizens-remix

For more info on Citizens visit:
http://marshill.com/music/artists/citizens

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https://www.facebook.com/HXLYKXSS

Lyrics:
(Verse 1)
I once was dead in sin
Alone and hopeless,
A child of wrath I walked
Condemned in darkness,

But Your mercy brought new life
And in Your love and kindness,
Raised me up with Christ
And made me righteous.

(Chorus)
You have bought me back
With the riches of,
Your amazing grace
And relentless love.
I’m made alive forever,
With You, life forever
By Your grace I’m saved,
By Your grace I’m saved.

(Verse 2)
Lord, You are the light,
That broke the darkness.
You satisfy my soul,
When I am heartless.

If ever I forget
My true identity,
Show me who I am,
And help me to believe.

(Chorus)

(Bridge)
My sin has been erased,
I’ll never be the same.
My sin has been erased,
I’ll never be the same.

(Chorus)

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Genre: Rock, Christmas, Carol, Indie,

Fast becoming a significant name in worship music, Citizens are back with more music, and following in the footsteps of fellow Mars Hill group King’s Kaleidoscope, this time it’s in the form of Christmas carols! On this track, the indie rock group have added their modern flair to the classic carol ‘Joy To The World‘ which opens their Christmas EP “Repeat The Sounding Joy“.

Lyrics:
Joy to the World , the Lord is come!
Let earth receive her King;
Let every heart prepare Him room,
And Heaven and nature sing,
And Heaven and nature sing,
And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing.

Joy to the World, the Savior reigns!
Let men their songs employ;
While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat, repeat, the sounding joy.

He rules the world with truth and grace,
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders, wonders, of His love.

Glory to God in the highest!
Let heaven and nature sing!
Glory to God in the highest!
Repeat the sounding joy!
Glory to God in the highest!
Repeat the sounding joy!
Glory to God in the highest!

Purchase ‘Repeat The Sounding Joy’ from iTunes:
United Kingdom:
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/repeat-the-sounding-joy-ep/id736110371
United States of America:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/repeat-the-sounding-joy-ep/id736110371

For more info on Citizens visit:
http://marshill.com/music/artists/citizens
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Genre: Indie Rock, Pop, Worship

Citizens are a worship band from Mars Hill Church in Seattle. This song, Made Alive is taken from their forthcoming self-titled album, which will be released on March the 12th. Mars Hill Music have shared this song from the new album ‘Citizens’ along with the news that they are partnering with Tooth and Nail Records / BEC Recordings.

Made Alive sees Citizens go down a slightly more ‘pop rock’ path than their 2012 release Already / Not Yet, with a nice loud synth/keyboard intro + chorus. It still has all the other elements that I’d expect of Citizens though – the shout out loud chorus is still there backed by the joyous gang vocals (which I secretly wish I could have been a part of). A brilliant release from one of my favourite worship bands, and I’m certain that by the end of the weekend you’ll be dancing around the room with this song on repeat, just as I too plan to start doing right now.

All rights belong to Citizens.

Lyrics:

(Verse 1)
I once was dead in sin
Alone and hopeless,
A child of wrath I walked
Condemned in darkness,

But Your mercy brought new life
And in Your love and kindness,
Raised me up with Christ
And made me righteous.

(Chorus)
You have bought me back
With the riches of,
Your amazing grace
And relentless love.
I’m made alive forever,
With You, life forever
By Your grace I’m saved,
By Your grace I’m saved.

(Verse 2)
Lord, You are the light,
That broke the darkness.
You satisfy my soul,
When I am heartless.

If ever I forget
My true identity,
Show me who I am,
And help me to believe.

(Chorus)

(Bridge)
My sin has been erased,
I’ll never be the same.
My sin has been erased,
I’ll never be the same.

(Chorus) x2

Purchase ‘Citizens’ from iTunes:
United Kingdom:
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/citizens/id649048273
United States of America:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/citizens/id649048273

For more info about Citizens visit:
http://marshill.com/music/artists/citizens
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Genre: Acoustic, Indie Rock, Worship

Citizens, another brilliant worship band from Mars Hill in Seattle. This song, Oh God, was written one night when lead singer Zach Bolen was led by the Holy Spirit to open up to the end of Romans Chapter 8 – “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

That’s where the inspiration for this song came from and it’s easy to notice the influence in the lyrics. This song is so raw with emotion and the recording really captures the intimacy between God and the lyricist.

To read more about the inspiration for this song in Zach’s own words visit: http://marshill.com/2012/09/21/oh-god

This song is taken from Citizens’ debut EP – Already / Not Yet.
All rights belong to Citizens.

Buy this EP from iTunes:
United Kingdom:
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/already-not-yet-ep/id524832233
United States of America:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/already-not-yet-ep/id524832233

For more info about Citizens visit:
http://marshill.com/music/artists/citizens
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