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These Christmas Lights

“These Christmas Lights” is my first Christmas album and I’ve loved the process of writing and recording this project. It’s album number twelve for me, but the process this time around has felt so different. With most records you have a blank canvas to write about themes that are captivating your heart in that particular season. But with a Christmas album right from the outset it’s a much more focused project – and I’ve really enjoyed the challenge of that. I’ve loved becoming immersed all over again in the wonder and mystery of the incarnation – that God himself became one of us and journeyed from the cradle to the cross for our salvation. I love this beautiful story of grace that was written upon the pages of history, and upon the pages of Scripture, and is now written deep within our hearts.

One of my main aims during the adventure of writing these songs was to not just tell the old story, but to invite ourselves into it. Some of the very best worship songs move from a place of re-enactment to a stage of realisation – in other words, not just recounting what happened, but actually placing ourselves inside the story and singing of what that means for you and me, here and now. I hope that as you sing these songs you’ll get caught up with the choir of angels, journey alongside the wise men, and stand in awe of Christ with those shepherds. And I pray that just as they did back then, you’ll have a very real and profound encounter with the living God.

One more thing to mention – so many times people see a name on a record cover and perhaps attribute a little too much credit to that particular person for the things they like about the album. But these projects are always a huge team effort, and that has never been more apparent to me than now. My wife Beth had the initial idea to make “These Christmas Lights” – and friends like Jonas Myrin and Will Weeks invested so much into this process, over so many days . The person who worked hardest of all was producer Bernie Herms – who with passion, grit and determination poured amazing amounts of his brilliant creativity into this moment. Then there are all the songwriters, the musicians, the hard working folk at the record labels and studios, and on and on the list goes. One of the biggest treats for me this time around was to have some lovely friends make guest appearances – the vocal talents of Chris Tomlin, Natasha Bedingfield and Tasha Cobbs. All to say, if you end up liking the songs and sounds on this album, please know it’s a huge team effort.

I hope you really enjoy this record – and most of all I hope these songs will remind us all once again that the glory of Christmas is the glory of Christ.

Matt


Unbroken Praise

So happy to announce my new album, “Unbroken Praise”, being released this June. Recorded live at Abbey Road. And there’s a good story behind this artwork – more details soon!


Your Grace Finds Me Album Art

So thankful for Anne Neilson and her inspiring art. Matt loved having her beautiful painting serve as the cover to the Your Grace Finds Me album, speaking to the wonderful spectrum of God’s grace.

Please check out her work at www.anneneilsonfineart.com


Mercy

“Mercy, mercy, as endless as the sea. I’ll sing Your hallelujah for all eternity”

The Radio Version of “Mercy” is now available! Grateful to see the response at radio so far and the powerful way people are connecting to this song and the words of grace and love.

Download the song (live + radio version) and Album

View the Live Song Video from the recording at LIFT

Download and Engage with the Chord Chart

Engage with the Lyric / Chord Video

View the Song Story and heart behind the Song in Matt’s own words

Read and explore with the Written Devotional

The cross of Christ shall never lose its power, and never cease to be the most relevant and life-changing act mankind has ever seen. It can never be outdone, add to, or improved upon. Let us never cease to be awed by the sheer scale of grace and love that we discover in that place. As this song ‘Mercy prays:

“May I Never lose the wonder, O the wonder of Your mercy”


3 Capital Cities in 3 Days + Big Church Day Out!

3 capital cities in 3 days! Join Matt together with Matt Maher for worship events at the end of May in Dublin, Belfast & Edinburgh.

Dublin – Wed 21st May

Belfast – Thurs 22nd May

Edinburgh – Fri 23rd May

Matt and Matt Maher will also be among the many worship leaders and artists at this year’s Big Church Day Out on the south coast of England, during the weekend of 24th/25th May.

More details www.bigchurchdayout.com


Big Church Night In Tour

Big Church Night In‘ Your Grace Finds Me Tour is set to begin in the UK February 25th! The night of worship will feature Matt Redman, Christy Nockels + a special message from Beth Redman representing The A21 Campaign!

All tickets on sale now!

February 25 – Portsmouth

February 26 – Bradford

February 27 – Birmingham

February 28 – Bath

March 01 – London


Your Grace Finds Me

Matt’s latest album, Your Grace Finds Me, is available now. We are so excited about these songs of battle and blessing, the wide and wonderful spectrum of God’s grace, and most importantly, the life and name of Jesus.

Download it at iTunes (US or UK store), order the CD online, or pick it up at the closest retailer today.

Hear Matt’s thoughts on collaboration, songwriting, grace and the new album/songs HERE.

For worship leaders, musicians, and those carrying the songs within the local church, be sure to check out the devotionals for each song on the album along with the video chord charts – a new idea we are experimenting with.

Chord Chart for Your Grace Finds Me is available for download HERE. All other charts will be available shortly.

“Whether we’re aware of it or not, the truth is we’ve never lived a day without the grace of God operating in our lives.”


Live Album Preorder + LIFT Resources

What a brilliant few days at LIFT: A Worship Leader Collective! Not only were they powerful days together with worship leaders and artists, but Matt had the chance to record a collection of new songs he has been carrying live at the gathering to be released as his latest live album!

The new album is set to release September 24, 2013 and you can pre-order it today HERE.

If you are a worship leader or musician and interested in all the content from LIFT and the new album pre-order, make sure to check out Digital All Access. Includes the album pre-order (physical and digital) + all main sessions and breakouts from LIFT. Access it HERE.


LIFT: A Worship Leader Collective

An exciting announcement – LIFT is coming May 31 – June 1 with Passion City Church! Such great input for you and your worship team. As an added bonus, Matt’s latest album will be recorded live at this gathering!

LIFT is an opportunity to be with like-minded artists and church leaders, giving you space to be in the presence of God without the constraints of leading others. The gathering will include focused teaching and spiritual challenge, hopefully resulting in a new sense of purpose, power and clarity for worship leaders. Louie Giglio and Chris Tomlin are hosting with Crowder, Kristian Stanfill and Nathan & Christy Nockels contributing.

All details can be found HERE. Worship leaders and musicians, don’t miss this weekend!


Passion: Let The Future Begin Pre-Order

The new Passion album, Let The Future Begin, is now available for Pre-Order at iTunes!

So excited to finally share each of these songs from Passion 2013 in the Dome! Deluxe Edition includes a brilliant glimpse of the gathering with song videos, a talk from Louie Glgio and bonus songs.

Hear a quick snapshot of the album here.


Passion: Let The Future Begin

The new Passion album, Let The Future Begin, is finally available!

Check it out at iTunes or pick up a CD today.

We are all excited to share these songs from Passion 2013 at the Dome as we continue to sing along together of God’s amazing faithfullness.

Deluxe Edition at iTunes includes the best glimpse of the gathering with song videos, a message from Louie Giglio and bonus songs.


10,000 Reasons at the Grammys!

Matt Redman won a total of two GRAMMY® Awards last night at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards for “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord).” Matt picked up his first Grammy Awards yesterday—one as an artist, one as a songwriter—winning in the category of Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance in addition to Best Contemporary Christian Music Song for “10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord).”

Check out the video for the song here.


Sing Like Never Before – New Album Now Available

“Sing like never before, oh my soul. I worship Your holy name.”

The new album, Sing Like Never Before: The Essential Collection is now available!

This new collection includes many of our favorite songs – “You Never Let Go,” “Blessed Be Your Name,” and “The Heart of Worship,” along with new recordings of “Our God,” Better is One Day,” “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord),” and the new song, “Love So High.”

Be sure to check out this video to get a quick glimpse!

The new Chord Chart for “Love So High” is available here.

Matt also had the chance to record a few videos sharing some thoughts on worship and songwriting. View them each here.


Sing Like Never Before – New Album Release

“Sing like never before, oh my soul. I worship Your holy name.”

The new album, Sing Like Never Before: The Essential Collection is available for pre-order today through iTunes!

The official release is scheduled for Monday, November 19th and includes many of our favorite songs – “You Never Let Go,” “Blessed Be Your Name,” and “The Heart of Worship,” along with new recordings of “Our God,” Better is One Day,” “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord),” and the new song, “Love So High.”

Be sure to check out this video to get a quick glimpse!


10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) Video

We had the opportunity to take part in a music video for the song, 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord). We were given access to a magnificent church in Berlin that happened to be where Dietrich Bonhoeffer served as a youth leader. It happened to create a special backdrop and visual to the song.

Watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtwIT8JjddM

We are so thrilled for how the song is continuing to connect with you at the local church and radio as our heart’s join to sing the Lord’s goodness together with the Psalmist.

Buy the song at iTunes

View the behind the song video

Read and explore with the written devotional

Engage with the chord chart

“For all your goodness I will keep on singing; 10,000 reasons for my heart to find.”

“…my heart may sing to you and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever.” (Psalm 30:12)

 


10,000 Reasons Video Premiere with KLOVE

Don’t miss the music video premiere of 10,000 Reasons at KLOVE.com this week!

We are so thrilled for how the song is continuing to connect with you at the local church and radio as our heart’s join to sing the Lord’s goodness together with the Psalmist.

Watch the music video at KLOVE

Buy the song at iTunes

View the behind the song video

Read and explore with the written devotional

Engage with the chord chart

“For all your goodness I will keep on singing; 10,000 reasons for my heart to find.”

“…my heart may sing to you and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever.” (Psalm 30:12)

 


10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)

“…my heart may sing to you and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever.” (Psalm 30:12)

Buy the song at iTunes

View the behind the song video

Read and explore with the written devotional

Engage with the chord chart

“For all your goodness I will keep on singing; 10,000 reasons for my heart to find.”


Passion: White Flag – Finally Here!

It’s finally here! Passion: White Flag, the live album recorded at Passion 2012 at The Dome, releases everywhere today, March 13th! Featuring new songs from Chris Tomlin, Kristian Stanfill, Christy Nockels, Matt Redman, David Crowder*Band and Charlie Hall, the album and new song offerings reflect the desire of a generation to lay down their lives to live for the renown of Christ and raise the banner of freedom across the world.

Download it at iTunes, order the CD online, or pick it up at the closest retailer today.

“We raise our White Flag, we surrender all to you, all for you. We raise our white flag, the war is over, love has come, Your love has won”


Passion Live Podcast – Tonight – March 12th

It’s finally here! Passion: White Flag, the live album from Passion 2012 at The Dome, releases everywhere on Tuesday, March 13. To celebrate and help kick off our march to Passion 2013, join us for an exclusive Passion Live Video Podcast Monday, March 12 from 9:00p-10:30p EST. Don’t miss this chance to unite with people around the globe as Louie Giglio, Chris Tomlin, Christy Nockels and Kristian Stanfill talk about the new record and play live acoustic versions of some of the White Flag songs.

We’ll also have some special giveaways and all the scoop you need to know about our return to The Dome in 2013…plus, we’ll have a chance to pray together for our upcoming Passion stop in Vancouver, BC, AND get an update on what’s happening with 72DaysForFreedom.com!

Be sure to join us at at 268generation.com/passion2013/livepodcast/ tonight.


Twenty Seven Million – Available Today

Matt & Beth Redman and LZ7 release ‘Twenty Seven Million’ – a song which looks to raise awareness for the anti-human trafficking movement. The record is in proud support of the A21 Campaign, and the aim to abolish modern day slavery. Says Matt, “Society is waking up to the fact there are twenty seven million slaves on the earth today. They are the voiceless, but we could be their voice. Please buy the single at iTunes – US and UK. If we all move as one on this, together we could make some big noise about this important issue.”