The Church’s Anthem, or at least what it should be

I can’t believe this song is almost 5 years old and I only discovered it recently.

Let the Church Rise

by Israel Houghton and Jonathan Stockstill

Verse 1:
We are alive, filled with Your glorious light
Out of the dark into Your marvelous light
We are waiting with expectation
Spirit, raise us up with You

Let the church rise from the ashes
Let the church fall to her knees
Let us be light in the darkness
Let the church rise, let the church rise

Verse 2:
Moving with power, bringing Your name to the earth
Singing Your praises, lifting up glorious songs
We are moving with His compassion
Spirit, raise us up with You

Let Your wind blow, let Your wind blow, let Your wind blow, revive us again Lord

Some background on the song:

Bethany World Prayer Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana is a multi-cultural, evangelical, mission and worship minded church. The heartbeat of the church is passion for God, and compassion for people. Worship leader Jonathan Stockstill’s vision is to write and sing songs that will promote God’s Kingdom. “Let The Church Rise” was written right before Hurricane Katrina and became an anthem for what God did during that time. The Church sponsored over 1000 evacuees from the New Orleans area. During those months, over 800 of these precious people gave their hearts to the Lord.


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