Recorded live at WorshipGod11, 'The Gathering' contains 15 songs that progressively tell the story of the gospel and our appropriate response to it. It's a story God's people have been celebrating together for thousands of years. Jesus Christ died for our sins, rose from the dead, and will come back one day to live forever with those he redeemed. We pray these songs will help you remember and rejoice in that good news--over and over again.
The songs on The Gathering can be sung individually, but together they form a progression that reflects the gospel and our response to it.
A call to worship (“There Is One Reason”) leads to proclaiming God’s greatness (“Greater Than We Can Imagine,” “Come Praise and Glorify”).
In view of God’s glory, we more clearly see our sinfulness and need for mercy before his holiness (“Shine into Our Night,” “Have Mercy on Me”). We then rejoice in the good news that God has forgiven us and reconciled us to himself through the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ (“Now Why This Fear,” “Isaiah 53”).
A fresh awareness of God’s mercy in Christ makes us grateful for his generosity and kindness in every way (“Generous King”), which leads us to eagerly ask for more of his grace (“When You Move”). A desire to know God’s will through his Word (“Your Words of Life,” “Show Us Christ”) is followed by expressions of commitment and communion (“All I Have Is Christ,” “We Hunger and Thirst”).
Having rehearsed and celebrated the gospel and its effect in our lives, we want to take this good news to the world (“Lift High the Cross”).
A final song reminds us that we leave relying not on our own strength, but on the love of God, the grace of Christ, and the power of the Spirit (“As You Go”).
released 15 November 2011
Producer: Steve Cook
Executive Producer: Bob Kauflin
Music planning and creative team: Jonathan Baird, Ryan Baird, Ryan Foglesong, Joel Sczebel, Pat Sczebel, David Zimmer
Band tracks recorded by Steve Cook, Stephen Cunsolo, David MacKenzie, and Ryan Mattson at WorshipGod 2011
Overdubs recorded by Steve Cook at the Sovereign Grace Studio (Gaithersburg, MD) and Zach Boomsma at Meridian Studios (Pasadena, CA)
Additional engineering by Stephen Cunsolo and Ryan Mattson
Live Sound Crew Leadership: Josh Davis and Katie Britt
Live Sound Crew Dave Wilcox, Andrew Cowan, Gavin Black,
Caleb Barker, DJ Ryan
Lyrics Projection Brittany Kauflin
Mixed by Paul Salveson
Mastered by Andrew Mendelson at Georgetown Masters (Nashville, TN)
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