Why Be Afraid? Hear No More Fear from our new CD

by Bobby Gilles

in Exhortations And Musings

By now many of you know the story of Parker’s Mercy Brigade, our worship record that releases April 1 (and that’s no April Fool’s joke). The album was borne out of the death of our son Parker. We call it Parker’s Mercy Brigade because half of the proceeds from your purchase will go to Nadus Films in Parker’s name, which will help suffering children around the world. But we didn’t want the songs themselves to include nothing but laments, because ultimately the Christian life is one of victory.

Death is not the end of the story for us. But why? Worship songs must do more than declare “freedom” and “victory” (as this excellent article from Zac Hicks explains). They must remind us why and how we have victory. And that’s what we’ve attempted to do with “No More Fear”:

All my sin died on Your cross / Satan’s charge against me dropped, Oh my Savior, You’re mighty to save; Then You rose up from the grave / If not death, what else would I be afraid of? Oh, why be afraid …

And with that we begin a joy-filled, upbeat worship anthem that let’s us declare that we can have “No more fear.” We may weep tonight, but “joy is an eternal morning”  (Psalm 30:5).

  • If God looks at us and sees the righteousness of Christ instead of our sin, why be afraid? (2 Corinthians 5:21)
  • If Satan, our accuser has been cast down, why be afraid? (Revelation 12:10)
  • If Christ conquered the grave, proving that we can trust Him to raise us up, why be afraid? (Revelation 1:18)

So let’s sing this Easter celebration in triumph together, as if every day were Sunday and every Sunday Easter! You can even read the lyrics and sing along, with this lyric video from Kristen’s YouTube channel:

Or hear it in this audio player from KristenGilles.com:

You may preorder the CD anytime here, and also preorder Parker’s Mercy Brigade at iTunes (iTunes is pre-selling it for $8.99 but will raise it to $9.99 on release day). Also get free chord charts and read other stories behind the songs, in our new Parker’s Mercy Brigade page here.

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