I wanted to share another story behind the song from one of the tracks off of our “Enter His Gates” album (You can get your copy of the album at the church or on iTunes). “May Your Life Be” is the 16th (!) and final track off the album we released in June. It is such a wonderful prayer with which to end the entire worship project.
John Kennerly wrote this song and we included it on “The Time is Now” project with an acoustic feel. The vocals on this song are some smooth and open, I wanted to take a different approach to really open it up. We went to a pad being the primary instrument for the song, and besides a few piano parts and timpani hits at the end, that’s all you hear from instruments. Vocally, John and Angela changed up some of the parts, but once again, the congregation on this song sounds amazing.
Since the song is a prayer for lifestyle worship, we needed all of our singers on this one, so North Side is singing their hearts out. Sometimes, I walk into our worship center during the week and see the empty seats and imagine the worship that might be going on all over the city while we are scattered. We want Jesus’ life to be alive in us!
This was recorded at our Good Friday service. I was in a hospital room caring for my wife and playing with my new daughter when this was recorded. While my voice isn’t in the crowd, I was worshiping in the hospital room and loving the fact that such great worship leading was happening when I wasn’t even around the church building!
Great way to conclude the entire focus of the project – hope you enjoy it!
You can get your copy on iTunes here or take a listen below: