Saturday, May 23, 2015

Hillsong UNITED Empires - Releases on May 26, 2015 & I'm Giving One Away!

From the Inside Out, Shout Unto God, Mighty to Save, How Great is our God, Here I Am to Worship, King of Majesty, Faithful and the list goes on and on!

If you are familiar with and have sung any of these songs, then you are familiar with the band by the name of Hillsong United. They began as a worship band from Hillsong Church, in 1998. This Aussie band is known for powerful lyrics which are being sung in churches around the world.

This Tuesday, May 26, 2015, their new release, UNITED Empires, is available on CD and as digital copies. UNITED Empires features twelve songs which are focused on being Biblically sound. As the songs are written, they are reviewed to be sure they stay true to God's Word.

Hillsong United says; "Empires is the story of two worlds. Our prayer and desire has been to simply create the most honest project we could. Songs which seek to listen first, and then with God’s breath speak the good news reality of Jesus and His grace into the dichotomy, tension and hopeful-collision of this broken and fragile world we see here and now, and the unshakeable and mysterious reality of the Kingdom we can’t see, but no-less know is here - and NOW."

  • 1
    Here Now (Madness)
  • 2
    Say The Word
  • 3
    Heart Like Heaven
  • 4
    Touch The Sky
  • 5
    Street Called Mercy
  • 6
    When I Lost My Heart To You (Hallelujah)
  • 7
    Even When It Hurts (Praise Song)
  • 8
    Prince Of Peace
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
    Closer Than You Know
This Tuesday is the day these songs will become available and you can expect they will challenge, encourage and draw you closer as you worship God. I found the songs to be especially powerful; I particularly like - Touch the Sky - "What fortune lies beyond the stars, Those dazzling heights too vast to climb. I get so high to fall so far, But I found Heaven as love swept low. My heart beating, My soul breathing, I found my life, When I laid it down. Upward falling, Spirit soaring, I touch the sky, When my knees hit the ground. What treasure waits within Your scars, The gift of freedom gold can't buy, I bought the world and sold my heart, You traded Heave to have me again. Find me here at Your feet again, Everything I am, Reaching out I surrender. come sweep me up in Your love again, And my soul will dance, On the wings of forever."

I found most of the songs to be more "personal". Songs I'd more likely sing to God on my own, not necessarily in a congregation. Some are sure to become favorites for the church to sing, but I would not be surprised to find most will not. I see, Empires as a call to worship in a personal way; which is actually quite a treat and blessing. 

I'm very happy to say, not only did Propeller Consulting, LLC provide this CD of Hillsong UNITED Empires for me to review in exchange for my own review, but they are also providing an additional copy for me to give away (USA and Canada only). If you are over 18 years old and you'd like to be in the drawing for Hillsong UNITED Empires, which will be on May 30, 2015,  please comment below to let me know your favorite worship song - I think one of my favorites is an "oldie" - It is Well With My Soul.

In addition if you have followed on Google Friend Connect, followed by liking on facebook with the tab in the "Find us on Facebook" box ON THE BLOG or at this link (not just liking the post) and/or have followed About the Children's Department by email you will receive one entry for each of these which you have done. Plus, if you "share" this post, you'll receive another entry (please let me know if you share). This will help me be able to draw names from among people who would like to win Hillsong UNITED Empires and it gives you several ways to enter the give-away! Thank you for reading About the Children's Department and for sharing it with the people you know! 

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  1. My favourite song is Oceans (by Hillsong). It touches me every time.

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  2. Ten Thousand Reasons is my favorite contemporary song. Great isThy Faithfulness is my favorite oldie.

  3. I like How Great is Our God
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    My favorite song is From the Inside Out.

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  7. My favorite worship song is How He Loves by David Crowder. yarbr012atgmaildotcom

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