Voices-only Wednesday: ‘Blessed Be Your Name’ (also known as ‘Te Bendiciré’) y mucho más
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This week I’m putting the spotlight on United Voice Worship. Here they are singing a mash-up of some classics from the hymnal — “Revive Us Again,” “Just a Little Talk With Jesus” and more — plus some contemporary songs like Bethel Music’s “Raise a Hallelujah.”
(I need to know where this was recorded. I mean, check out those pews with “C of C” carved on the side. Nice!)
This diverse group of singers is all about “celebrating differences and inspiring intentional conversations through diverse a cappella worship experiences and resources,” according to their website.
They represent a variety of congregations, too. Looking through their online roster, I recognize my fellow Georgia Bulldog Nic Dunbar, worship minister for the West Houston Church of Christ, and Zuriel and Ramleez Rubio, who I met a few years ago at the Bammel Church of Christ (also in Houston). The Rubios do some amazing work in Spanish-language a cappella worship and share an incredible, heartbreaking faith journey. (Remind me to share that story sometime. Seriously, don’t let me forget.)
Another group member, Josh Kasinger, is worship and executive minister for the Pleasant Valley Church of Christ in Little Rock, Ark. I met him a few months ago after I preached for the Sandstone Drive Church of Christ on the south side of Little Rock. I swung by Pleasant Valley to have lunch with my friend Jonathan Storment, Pleasant Valley’s preaching minister. We went on a trip to see an anti-trafficking ministry in Nepal back in 2012. Storment introduced me to Kasinger. (Hey, he’s got “singer” in his name. Just noticed that.)
Josh gave me a copy of United Voice Worship’s album Volume 1. I’m posting a few links to my favorite songs from the album. There’s no video, so just listen and be uplifted.
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