It has always been our goal to offer high energy, inspiring music both as a way for us as musicians to honor and worship God ourselves, as well as to help pave the way for others to enter into His presence and experience the Spirit move in their own lives. Our Sunday morning worship uses a wide variety of musical styles, including popular contemporary christian music from the likes of Elevation, Hillsong, Bethel, Chris Tomlin, Lauren Daigle, and much more. And while it was never our intention to start writing our own original worship songs, that has actually been happening regularly in recent years!
As of Christmas 2019, New Hope Worship had written 6 original songs, and we announced that we were beginning a recording project. 2020 circumstances slowed the process but the album was finally completed in March of 2021! Check out the details below.
The album will eventually be available digitally, but for now you can get CDs at the HUB, or the bookstore, on Sundays. There is no charge because we want everyone to have our music, but there were costs involved beyond what some people donated up front, so any donation you're willing to make is appreciated. Thank you!
The songs on this album cover a span of many years, as writing our own music has never been a priority. We've written songs as the inspiration hits, and it wasn't until after the title track "The Way in a Manger" during Christmas 2019 that we decided to record them.
New Hope Worship is made up entirely by volunteer musicians. God has blessed us with many talented people over the years who have all contributed greatly to the success of our music ministry. And while over the years we have fluctuated anywhere from 14 to 30 people on the team, many of them teenagers, those who contributed on this particular project were as follows:
Adam Hansen - drums, keyboard
Amy Banbury - vocals
Jacob Gessner - bass guitar
Jeremy Gessner - vocals, acoustic guitar
John McMullen - vocals, electric guitar
Lexie Williamson - vocals
Vince Williamson - bass guitar
1. New Hope (written in 2007 by Amy Banbury & John McMullen)
2. Sing Hallelujah (written in 2007 by Adam Hansen)
3. Sunday (written in 2018 by Amy Banbury & Jeremy Gessner)
4. The Way in a Manger (written in 2019 by Amy Banbury & Jeremy Gessner)
5. The Blood of Christ (written in 2014 by Jeremy Gessner & John McMullen)
6. Together We Stand (written in 2017 by Jeremy Gessner & John McMullen)
Below are digital uploads of the New Hope original songs.