Sara Groves, Audrey Assad, Ellie Holcomb, Propaganda and Robbie Seay Band have joined forces for a unique worship anthem inspired by International Justice Mission (IJM). The result of the collaboration is this powerful new worship song, “Behold.” The unlikely pairing was unveiled at IJM’s Liberate Conference which marked 20 years of impactful work around the globe advocating for victims of human trafficking and other forms of violence against the poor. Propaganda, Seay and Groves co-wrote “Behold” two months prior with the intention of capturing the spirit and theme of the event—“Behold, I am doing a new thing, even now I am coming. Do you see it?”

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“I have been a fan of Robbie Seay for years and I am completely blown away by Propaganda on all fronts,” shares Groves, a long-time supporter of IJM. “Going in, I wondered how we would navigate coming from different musical spaces—worship leader, singer/songwriter, hip hop artist—but we were at the Art House where all kinds of fusion have occurred over the years—over everything, there was generosity. It didn’t really come together until we were all together again at the event – to watch that happen in the moment was pretty powerful.”

Aligning with the song drop is a live performance video intermixed with captures of the critical work of IJM.

“Behold” Lyrics:
Behold
Behold
Behold
I am doing a new thing
I am doing a new thing

Yeah
Accomplice accomplice
Yeah accomplice
Hey accomplice accomplice
Let me address the accomplices
Us walking contradictions
Because If mission was accomplished
We’d find ourselves jobless
You can scoff at priests who left victims on side of road or
Celebrate half breed that got down on bended knee
But, who asking the real question
Why so much madness happened on Damascus road
Behold
Why so much madness happened on Damascus road
Behold
Yeah
Accomplice accomplice
Lemme address the accomplice
You should be careful to live in the light of the things that God accomplished

Let me whisper co conspirator
You a clandestine weapon
You are somethin to invest in
You a refugee in rescuing

You can stand upon that ground
You could slide up on ya knees
You ain’t run away from the pain
You ran into the screams

You can go plant your flag
Y’all done chanted down Babylon
Go on embrace it
Go on redeem it
Welcome freedoms
Welcome me
Behold

And when tomorrow came callin
You ain’t run from the scream
He did a new thing with you and me

Hey and when tomorrow came calling
He did a new thing and He did it with you and me
Behold

Behold we are a people of many troubles
Raised up in violence strife and war
We are a people of tears and toil

Behold we are your people you call us home
Raised up in mercy grace and love
We are a people of life and hope

And as we gather
At your mountain
Holy holy
Glory glory
We lift our eyes, we lift our eyes
All is made new

Behold, we are a people of deep conviction
Raised up in Jesus by His grace
We are a people for time and place

As we gather
At your mountain
Holy holy
Glory glory

We lift our eyes, we lift our eyes
All is made new
Holy holy
Glory glory
We lift our eyes we lift our eyes
Behold
Behold
Behold

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Ross Cluver
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Ross Cluver is a 30 year Christian music veteran who has been with CCM Magazine since 1994. He is currently Associate Publisher at Salem Publishing & Managing Editor of CCM. Before coming to CCM, Ross managed the Harvest Rock Syndicate alternative Christian music magazine and also worked in concert promotion, artist management and radio. Send your industry news and press releases to Ross at: info@salempublishing.com

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