England (March 12, 2021)
UK worship leader, Luke Wareham, has released his latest song, “Refuge” featuring Matt Caddick. “Refuge” is a song for the broken hearted, based on Psalm 34:18 and inspired by a journey of grief in his own and his fiancées life through the experience of losing loved ones to Covid 19 and terminal illness. Luke’s prayer is that the song will bring hope to all who listen to the track especially those who find themselves in a time of struggle.
In Psalm 34 v.18 David writes that “The Lord is close to the broken hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit”. Luke says that David’s prayer in this Psalm has become his prayer at this hard time particularly through the grief of seeing the many deaths from Covid 19. Luke’s prayer is that the song would speak into people’s lives and help them to hold onto the hope Jesus brings.
Luke says, “2021 might not have delivered the fresh new start that many of us had hoped for, but we can walk through this year knowing that we never go through our struggles alone as we have a God who will never leave us. Jesus sees us, weeps with us and longs to draw close to us. As people listen and worship to this song we hope that it would help to draw people near to God and trust in him.”
Matt says, “We are really excited about this song, mainly the truth behind it that Jesus is our refuge, he is our rock, he is our hiding place. If there is a message we need to hold onto now it is that!”
Watch the rough acoustic video:
Luke is a worship leader and songwriter based in the south west of the UK—who loves leading worship, drawing people to Jesus and seeing people changed through worshipping him. Luke has led worship at various Christian conferences and events around the UK including New Wine, Davids Tent and Burn 24/7. Luke did a year with Worship Central after University. Luke released his debut EP Whisper with his friend Rachel in March 2020 the song ‘Whisper’ came no.11 in the UK Christian Charts and the EP came no.1 in the Louder Than the Music 2020 award. Luke was also winner of the international radio awards and was nominated for the 2021 Hollywood Music in Media Awards for his song Shadows. Luke released two lockdown singles that were released late in 2020 ‘I will not fear’ and ‘Glimpse’. His brand new single ‘Refuge’ is a song for the broken hearted, based on Psalm 34:18 and inspired by a journey of grief in Luke’s own life and his fiancées. Luke’s prayer is that the song will bring hope to all who listen to the track especially those who find themselves in a time of struggle.