When Rend Collective release new songs they’re worth a listen.
Good tunes, stirring lyrics, singable.
Revival Anthem is self-consciously significant.
It’s not triumphalistic, despite the music.
It expresses faith in God’s power to work in the lives of His people.
The only thing it lacks is an explicit mention Jesus and that the declaration of his redemptive work of Jesus as being the primary work of God’s people.
It’s implicit, I guess.
Apparently they’ve taken some flak over the ‘Holy riot’ line.
I wouldn’t think it’s as big a deal as ‘reckless love’ or ‘sloppy wet kiss’ but your mileage may vary.
All the la-la-las are a bit much for me.
I don’t think we’d use this in Congregational worship.

The lyrics:
1.
Spirit fall down
Start a Holy riot
Fill this place now
With the tongues of fire
Break the strongholds
Come and unleash heaven 
Burn within us
Make us bold as lions
Refrain.
This is our revival anthem
Can you feel the darkness shaking
Oh, we are the dry bones rising 
This will be our great awakening
This is our revival anthem
2.
Fill our hearts, Lord
With a Holy danger
Lead us beyond
Our fear of failure
We’ll fight the good fight
In Your strength and power
We’ll take back the night
Victory is ours 
Refrain.
Bridge.
We will praise You when our hearts are breaking
Praise You when our world is caving
We will not, we will not be moved
We will praise You till we see Your kingdom 
Greater things are surely coming
You are God, and You are on the move
Refrain.

Words and Music: Chris Llewellyn, Gareth Gilkeson
(c) 2019 Capitol CMG Paragon, Rend Family Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)

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