The many hits of British Christian singer Graham Kendrick are captured on a new album.
Contributed By Cara Ang
Graham Kendrick is a prolific British Christian singer-songwriter and worship leader whose songs and hymns are sung by millions of people around the world.
Kendrick’s career began in 1972 and in the last three decades has come to be known as a “father of modern worship music.”
Kendrick was a co-founder and the songwriter behind the global phenomenon March for Jesus, which has mobilised millions of Christians to “take the walls of the church” and bring praise, prayer and acts of goodwill and reconciliation to the streets.
For more than 30 years, Kendrick has been at the forefront of Christian music in the UK, having written and recorded hundreds of songs, many of which are famous around the world, including “Shine Jesus Shine,” “Knowing You” “The Servant King,” and “Amazing Love.”
In particular “Shine Jesus Shine” is one of the most widely heard songs in contemporary Christian worship worldwide, and is frequently featured in the BBC’s Songs of Praise program.
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Kendrick received a Dove Award in 1995 for his international work. In 2000 he received an honorary doctorate in divinity from Brunel University in recognition of his contribution to the worship life of the church.
As an active advocate for the charity Compassion, Kendrick encourages audiences worldwide to have true intimacy with God, sharing the concerns of His heart and participating in His mission to the world. Compassion operates in over 24 nations and facilitates the support of over a million children.
To celebrate the creative talent that has breathed life into the church, record label Kingsway is releasing The Very Best of Graham Kendrick (Knowing You Jesus). Featuring 28 of Kendrick’s best loved tracks, each song has been re-recorded, with new energy, insight and inspiration being unleashed.
The album features duets with a wide range of popular Christian artists, including Matt Redman, Darlene Zschech, Martin Smith and Paul Baloche. This twin CD album was recorded by Nathan Nockels (Matt Redman, Chris Tomlin, Tim Hughes) and Dan Wheeler (Paul Field, Cathy Burton, Portland, Tom + Olly). With the reappearance of old favourites such as “Servant King,” “Meekness And Majesty” and “Is Anyone Thirsty?,” the compilation is a compelling and powerful listen.