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Genre: Indie, Rock, Worship

Taken from Kings Kaleidoscope forthcoming album “Becoming Who We Are”, this track is a brilliant heavy, upbeat worship tune about reaching Heaven.

For more info on Kings Kaleidoscope visit:
http://www.kingskaleidoscope.com/

Pre-order “Becoming Who We Are” to download ‘I Know’:
United Kingdom:
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/becoming-who-we-are/id923030577
United States of America:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/becoming-who-we-are/id923030577

Lyrics:
Every day at dusk I chase the sunset, sunset
Looking for a glimpse of Heaven’s skies
I’ve been given a taste for something
That nothing in this world can satisfy
But I know that a time is coming
When I will be in glorious delight

I know I will run through Heaven’s brilliant streets of gold
Shouting “Hallelujah, Christ alone!”
I know I will dance and sing and bow before the throne
This I know! Oh oh!

Every day at dawn I chase the sunrise, sunrise
Looking for a hint of Heaven’s light
I’ve been given a taste for something
That nothing in this world can satisfy
But I know that a time is coming
When I will be in glorious delight

I know I will run through Heaven’s brilliant streets of gold
Shouting “Hallelujah, Christ alone!”
I know I will dance and sing and bow before the throne
This I know! Oh oh!

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Genre: Rock, Indie, Jazz, Worship

Having left Mars Hill Music back in 2013, the worship group Kings Kaleidoscope now sign over to the brilliantly named Bad Christian Music label. That’s right, we are literally featuring Bad Christian Music on The Good Christian Music Blog! Their first release since the 2012 Christmas EP Joy Has Dawned, this new EP, Live In Color features 5 new original songs and a revamped version of the hymn Be Thou My Vision.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6lLYpIUOmY
Kings Kaleidoscope – Fix My Eyes

This track, ‘Felix Culpa’ sees the 10 piece band utilise their brass section to full effect by injecting their Indie Rock Worship with a high dose of Jazz that fully breaks in towards the end of the track. As if the catchy guitar riff wasn’t enough to make this an eligible best worship song of 2014, the lyrics brilliantly show the singer wrestling with God in prayer over his own sin to the extent of “fighting to be God” (Exodus 20:3) and the grace shown in Christ. Until the studio version comes, this track is a diamond in need of a little polishing, though even as it is, it’s rare to come across a song this musically brilliant as well as lyrically creative and biblical.

Lyrics:
Turn the lights on, look at what I have
See the twisted trophies of a dead man
Countless stories, tell of sin and pain
But they sing the sweetness of my savior’s grace

I’m a torn man, spirit fighting flesh
There’s a battle raging deep in my chest
But all that haunts me, all that leaves a stain
Only sings the sweetness of my savior’s grace

A fortunate fall, my sins are stories of grace to recall
A fortunate fall, I glory in my sins forgiven

Jesus bought me, and now I am His
Dying with Him, in His death I now live
All my vices, to which I’ve been chained
Only speak the sweetness of my savior’s grace

And still I’m a wicked, wretched man, I do everything I hate
I am fighting to be god, I see the and claw and thrash and shake
I have killed and stacked the dead, on a throne from which I reign
In the end I just want blood, and with His blood my hands are stained

See the God who reigns on high, He has opened His own veins
From His wounds a rushing torrent that can wash it all away

Grace upon grace, upon grace upon grace
Grace..

Purchase the Live In Color EP from iTunes:
United Kingdom:
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/live-in-color-ep/id840779079
United States of America:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/live-in-color-ep/id840779079

For more info on Kings Kaleidoscope visit:
http://www.kingsklive.com/

Photography by Fusion-Of-Horizons:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/fusion_of_horizons/7872381468/
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Genre: Worship, Indie, Rock, Hymn

On this live recording, King’s Kaleidoscope add their modern flair to the 1863 hymn ‘Before The Throne of God Above’. Keeping the original melody, the 10-piece band switch the chords up, even throwing in a few extra minor chords towards the end to create a bridge before the final chorus. Currently the band is in the studio working on their first full length album, but whilst we wait for a release date, check out their other live recordings and three EPs.

Download Before The Throne for free:

http://marshill.com/music/albums/kings-kaleidoscope-live

Purchase King’s Kaleidoscopes’ previous music from iTunes:
United Kingdom:
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/kings-kaleidoscope/id508122493
United States of America:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/kings-kaleidoscope/id508122493

For more info on King’s Kaleidoscope visit:
http://marshill.com/music/artists/kings-kaleidoscope
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Genre: Indie, Christmas, Carol

This song is taken from King’s Kaleidoscope Christmas EP, Joy Has Dawned, released today (27th November 2012) King’s Kaleidoscope are signed to the Mars Hill Music Label and are a worship band at one of the many Mars Hill churches in America.

Since I heard that King’s Kaleidoscope were working on a Christmas EP, I have been counting down the days for this release in pure childlike excitement. This is a cover of the classic Christmas Carol/Hymn O Come All Ye Faithful, and again, the horns and strings section of King’s Kaleidoscope do a fantastic job of adding atmosphere to the song, and in the case of this carol they add a real festive sound too. It’s also great to see that bands are still able to produce that Christmas sounding vibe without just adding quiet jingle bells in the background! The other highlights on this EP for me is the rendition of O Holy Night, and the modern hymn All Glory Be To Christ, written by fellow Mars Hill Worship leader Dustin Kensrue (Lead singer of Thrice & The Modern Post).

Purchase Joy Has Dawned from iTunes:
United Kingdom:
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/joy-has-dawned-ep/id578271889
United States of America:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/joy-has-dawned-ep/id578271889

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