Vineyard Worship UK & Ireland have released a brand new Christmas song, ‘The Lord Has Come’, written by Vineyard songwriters and worship leaders Joe Blustin and Samuel Lane from St Albans Vineyard church.
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This original song grapples with the human struggle within the Christmas story whilst simultaneously pointing to the raw beauty, joy and wonder of a Saviour coming to a broken world.
When asked about the origins of the song Joe Blustin said, “I’ve been a new dad for just over a year and a half which has made me think very differently about how God sees us and so I wanted to write a song about the incarnation. I really wanted the visceral flesh connection between Jesus and his mother to be paramount; to try and portray the reality of what ‘word made flesh’ really means. I also wanted to draw into the song Jesus’ death and resurrection which is our salvation, our hope and our reason to rejoice. It made me think about the sacrifice he made for us, just because he loves us. What does this song bring up in me? Thankfulness.”
The inspired arrangement produced and engineered by Dan & Matt Weeks, seamlessly blends passionate vocals provided by Kate Cooke (Chichester Vineyard) and Samuel Lane alongside richly layered strings and brass. Vineyard musicians Jesse Duley (Kingdom Vineyard – acoustic guitar) and Phil Merriman (Croydon Vineyard – piano) also feature, bringing together a truly timeless recording.
‘The Lord Has Come’ it out now.