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, releases September 24 and draws Phil'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. Phil'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. Check out the lyric video here.
Phil 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 Phil, returns to collaborate on The Ascension to create a brilliant collection of soaring tracks, skilled guitar licks and unexpected yet sing-able melodies. Phil'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."
We love Phil Wickham!| Posted November 05, 2013
He is the most genuine, humble, talented Christian man we have ever met and totally has a HEART FOR GOD!Which is so needed in todays world;as a mom of 3 boys (11, 12, 17)I am forever thankful that my oldest, david (who was born same day as Phil)found Phil Wickham and introduced his music to our lives and the center of his School(where he leads chapel).
He songs have and always will speak to the center of our hearts!...I even flew all four of us to Costa Mesa last year to be part of Phils Sing a long2 album, where we got front row and David and i attended his songwriting conference. It was the best time ever. So soul searching and inspiring for me as well! Thank you Phil! Your forever Loved!