Phil Wickham Releases Album Inspired By Psalms’ Songs Of Ascent ‘The Ascension’

Phil Wickham Releases Song Inspired By Psalms' Songs Of Ascent The Ascension

Ten years and nine records since critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Phil Wickham released his first worship album comes a bold new project focused on the forward movement of faith. This new studio record, ‘The Ascension,’ will be released on 24th September 2013 and draws Wickham’s compelling vocals and spiritual sensibilities into a community of music that has always been a passion for him: worship. ‘The Ascension’ was inspired by the Songs of Ascent passages in the book of Psalms, songs sung by the Jews when they would ‘ascend’ to visit the Holy Temple for festivals. Wickham’s modern Songs of Ascent bring together melodic hymns and vibrant lyrics and is present in the album’s 11-tracks. The album’s lead single ‘This Is Amazing Grace’ is currently at radio and speaks on God’s unfailing love and amazing grace.

Wickham shares on ‘The Ascension,’ “God no longer dwells in the city or in the temple. But the Church has become the city. The Church has become his temple. Every time we get together as a body—whether it’s a home fellowship or in a mega-church—his temple is gathering together. He’s living inside of us, creating a special moment that’s been ordained. I wanted to write modern Songs of Ascent.”

Producer Pete Kipley, who has had a long history with Wickham, returns to collaborate on ‘The Ascension’ to create a brilliant collection of soaring tracks, skilled guitar licks and unexpected yet sing-able melodies. Wickham’s skills as a songwriter create beautiful imagery and paint the picture of each of us ascending the mountain of God with powerful tracks like ‘Carry My Soul,’ and ‘Mercy’. This fall, Wickham will be touring across the USA. For a complete list of show dates visit Wickham’s website.

Track List:

  • The Ascension
  • Holy Light
  • Carry My Soul
  • This Is Amazing Grace
  • Over All
  • When My Heart Is Torn Asunder
  • Mercy
  • Glory
  • Tears of Joy
  • Wonderful
  • Thirst

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