The school that first recorded and brought you songs like “No Sweeter Name,” “Revelation Song,” “When I Think About the Lord,” “As The Deer” and many more from staff, faculty, students and alumni like Nicole C. Mullen, Kari Jobe, Russ Taff, Jennie Lee Riddle, Tommy Walker, Kevin Jonas, Marty Nystrom and others, Christ For The Nations (CFNI) now offers Uncreated One. The 38th live recording releasing today (Oct. 9) from CFNI, Uncreated One captures the voices and hearts of students from around the world in this first all-new recording since signing with Integrity Music.
With new songs like, “Show Me Your Ways,” “You Are Exalted” and the title cut, Uncreated One also draws from some of today’s top worship movements, such as Bethel Music’s “Deeper Places,” New Life Worship/Jared Anderson’s “Great I Am” and others. The project was recorded live at CFNI in Dallas and features CFN’s worship director Gabriel Allred along with worship leaders Alex Bennefield, Chris Martin, Jonathan Lewis and more.
“Christ For The Nations’ long, rich history in worship means that with every song sung and expression given, we stand on the shoulders of the generations that have stood here and praised the same God. Our worship is not new, it’s ancient — a fire of legacy that will always burn,” explains Allred, who also produced the album along with Lewis and Alex MacDougall, managing director of CFN Music.
“CFNI has been a catalyst for the worship movement in the last 30 years,” says newly appointed CFNI director, Dutch Sheets, in a recent Charisma Magazine feature. Continuing that legacy, Sheets continues, “I just feel like we can be a clearing house of information and voices for what God is doing in the earth. We have 309 international students from 40 different nations, so Christ For The Nations touches much of earth.”
“For many years, Christ for the Nations Institute has made a historical impact in the worldwide worship community,” confirms C. Ryan Dunham, president of Integrity Music. “It’s been our desire to work with Christ for the Nations to cultivate, harvest and share with the global Church the powerful worship songs of substance and experiences being birthed out of the school, its students and leadership.”
In addition to the Uncreated One CD, which is available through Integrity Music in Christian book and music stores everywhere, a digital “Deluxe” edition is available exclusively through iTunes®. This edition features four live worship videos, including “You Are Exalted,” “Show Me Your Ways,” “Nowhere Better” and “Uncreated One,” with the title video viewable now at http://youtu.be/bjmt-0Zvwro.
Worship Leader magazine calls Uncreated One “another invaluable set of worship songs from Christ for the Nations Music that will most likely become a staple among churches practically everywhere… solid material with lyrics that are theologically sound, melodies that are singable, and a drive that sets minds into an environment of praise and adoration—perfect for the church worship setting.”
The full Uncreated One CD track listing with songwriters follows:
“Deep Cries Out” (Christiann Koepke, William Matthews)
“Nowhere Better” (Jonathan Lewis, Cindy Johnson, Gabriel Allred)
“Great I Am” (Jared Anderson)
“Deeper Places / Lord I Want to Know You More” (Gabriel Allred)
“Let Us Remember” (Chris Martin)
“God I Look To You” (Ian Mcintosh, Jenn Johnson)
“You Are Exalted” (Jeff Sparkman)
“Show Me Your Ways” (Gabriel Allred, Chris Martin, Andrew Ponson)
“Uncreated One” (Andrew Meek, Chris Martin, Jonathan Lewis)
“Falling Back In Love Again” (Chris Martin, Andrew Ponson, Jonathan Lewis)
With over 38,000 students attending the school over the past 44 years, CFNI has always been a fertile ground for worship leaders and songwriters who are saturated in an environment of passionate worship, prayer and Bible study. And CFN Music has been producing live albums that feature its students, staff and alumni since 1974. Those albums include songs and appearances from artists like those mentioned above and Thomas Miller (Gateway Church) and Klaus Kuehn, all of whom have studied and led worship at CFNI.
Integrity Music is a division of David C Cook, a nonprofit global resource provider serving the Church with life-transforming materials. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Integrity Music’s resources are distributed in more than 160 countries and sold worldwide. Additional information can be found at www.integritymusic.com.