Integrity Music announces the April 14, 2017 global release of Sand & Stars (buy), a new full-length live album from Covenant Worship, the music ministry of the Dallas-area-based Covenant Church. Available as a physical album, standard digital album and digital deluxe recording featuring four videos, the Sand & Stars pre-order is available now.
Unconventionally recorded under the stars at a church retreat, Sand & Stars reveals a more organic, reflective sound with new songs drawn from scripture. This includes the album’s title track, inspired by Genesis 15:5, 17:3-8 and the scriptural covenant God made to Abraham in Genesis 22:17… blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore (NKJV).
“All of these scriptures speak of legacy, the promise of future generations,” declares worship pastor David Binion, who leads the Covenant Worship team along with his wife, Nicole Binion, and Josh Dufrene. “In Deuteronomy, legacy is referred to as the ‘seed of Abraham.’ The New Testament connects us to that promise, referring to all people grafted into the family of Israel… legacy has always been close to the Father’s heart.
“Last October, Covenant Church celebrated 40-years of ministry and in that celebration, set into action a transition of family legacy,” continues Binion. “Our Pastor, Mike Hayes, very beautifully handed the ministry to his son, Stephen Hayes. During the celebration, Pastor Stephen and his sister, Amie Dockery, shared a profound message about their personal legacy as leaders of Covenant Church, and the name of their message was ‘sand and stars.’”
The title track to the new Covenant Worship album is the song that was written to support this declarative message of the faithful’s legacy. On and on, Your love goes on and on… / From the dust / You breathed on us / Speaking hope and destiny
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