There is a growing revival of modern hymn-writing and congregational singing taking place in the church today. Bob Kauflin and Sovereign Grace Music have contributed to this revival with biblically-rich, gospel-saturated, Christ-exalting music.
I met Bob Kauflin a few years ago, through his son and my friend, Devon Kauflin. From our first conversations, we discussed our concern that doctrinally sound music should not be handcuffed to a particular cultural style.
I remember Bob sharing his desire to do a cross-cultural project of Sovereign Grace Music. Neither of us knew the Lord would make us partners in this endeavor.
In February 2019, the Shiloh Church Choir and Sovereign Grace Music collaborated to record a new worship CD. Two worship teams united to celebrated what binds us together in spite of our different races, cultures, and backgrounds – King Jesus!
On July 26, 2019, Behold Our God will be released. It features the voices of the Shiloh Church Choir, under the direction of Joe Pace. The project contains eleven songs. Some are new songs written by members of both teams. Others are classic Sovereign Grace songs, with a little Shiloh Church “seasoning salt” added to them. All the songs glorify the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ!
Please pray that Behold Our God will get a wide hearing, will serve the church well, and will magnify the risen Savior!
When God sent his Son to save a people for his glory, he didn’t specify what kind of music they should use to praise him. He just said his redeemed choir would be made up of people from every tribe, people, language, and nation (Rev. 5:9). In fact, the Bible contains a surprising variety of ways we can praise God with music: alone and with others, structured and spontaneous, simple and complex, accompanied and a cappella. No one style can express the vastness of God’s attributes and deeds or the multitude of appropriate ways we can respond to him. With that in mind, this album brings together different musical and cultural backgrounds united in the same purpose: to sing to the Lamb, to sing loud, and to sing together (Rev. 5:9-13; Ps. 47:1; Ps. 34:3). – Bob Kauflin & Joe Pace