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Victory Worship’s “In Your Name” EP launches March 16

Victory Worship’s “In Your Name” EP launches March 16

“In Your Name,” Victory Worship’s first single for 2018, will be the carrier single and title track of its first digital EP for the year!

Written by Neil Batiancila, Sarah Bulahan, and Isa Fabregas, “In Your Name” focuses on the power that comes with calling on the name of Jesus, Nothing is impossible with our all-knowing and all-powerful God.

Other featured tracks on the “In Your Name” EP include:

  • Forever Found, written by Elizabeth Cabiling, Justin Gray, James Murrell & Juan Winans
  • Nothing Can Separate Me, written by Joel Barrios, Neil Batiancila, Ilymark Maniano & Ruth Resuello
  • You Last Forever, written by Elizabeth Cabiling, Chino Celeste & Jed Dumawal

The “In Your Name” EP will be available on March 16 on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, and now, YouTube!

Victory Worship to release “In Your Name” for 2018 Prayer & Fasting

Victory Worship to release “In Your Name” for 2018 Prayer & Fasting

Happy New Year from all of us at Victory!

We invite you to join us at Victory from January 8 to 12, 2018, as we come together to thank God for His faithfulness, mercy, and grace through a five-day prayer and fasting activity. During this time, we set faith goals and consecrate ourselves, families, and ministries to God, praying for victories and breakthroughs in every area of our lives.

Our prayer and fasting devotional theme this year is “In Christ,” written to help us understand our identity and true worth in Christ. As we go through our devotional, it helps to have a song to connect us in worship. This is why for “In Christ,” Victory Worship is releasing its first single for 2018, titled “In Your Name.”

Written by Neil Batiancila, Sarah Bulahan, and Isa Fabregas, “In Your Name” focuses on the power that comes with calling on the name of Jesus, Nothing is impossible with our all-knowing and all-powerful God. As we prepare our hearts to know Christ more this 2018, we can use “In Your Name” to lead our hearts to worship. “In Your Name” will be available on Spotify, YouTube, and Facebook on January 5, and on iTunes and Apple Music shortly after that.

We are excited to stand with you and each other in prayer as we believe God for breakthroughs for our families, our church, and our nation!

Victory Worship to release “For Your Purpose” EP

Victory Worship to release “For Your Purpose” EP

On December 1, Victory Worship will release the For Your Purpose EP, a five-track mini-album, on iTunes Philippines and Spotify.

The album features the Spotify Viral 50 and iTunes No.1 single, Beautiful Love featuring Joe Ramos, and an acoustic version of the iTunes No.1 single Safe, featuring Juan Winans and Isa Fabregas. The latter is available only via iTunes download, and will not be available on the Spotify release.

Our prayer is for For Your Purpose is that listeners will be inspired to step out in faith to honor God, follow Jesus, and pursue His mission for their lives.

The track list is as follows:

  1. Here With Me (featuring Elle Cabiling)
  2. Unchanging God (featuring Cathy Go)
  3. Golden Streets (featuring Lee Simon Brown and Barbie Almalbis-Honasan)
  4. Beautiful Love (featuring Joe Ramos)
  5. For Your Purpose (featuring Lee Simon Brown)
  6. * Safe (featuring Juan Winans and Isa Fabregas)
Victory Worship releases free chord sheets for “Beautiful Love,” other 2017 tracks

Victory Worship releases free chord sheets for “Beautiful Love,” other 2017 tracks

In addition to free streaming on Spotify for “Beautiful Love,” “Safe,” “Awit ng Bayan,” and “For Your Purpose,” Victory Worship has now released free chord sheets for these 2017 singles on its official website.

In May 2017, Victory Worship released its first Filipino language song, “Awit ng Bayan.” Written by Lee Simon Brown, Charles Bautista, and Joahnna Tubalinal, “Awit ng Bayan” takes inspiration from Psalm 33:12, in which the psalmist declares that the “nation whose God is the LORD, the people he chose for his inheritance,” is truly blessed. The song reached No.1 on iTunes Philippines and peaked at No.2 on Spotify Philippines’ Viral 50 chart.
[Free “Awit ng Bayan” Chord Sheet]
[Stream “Awit ng Bayan” on Spotify]
[Buy “Awit ng Bayan” on iTunes PH]

In June 2017, the group released “Safe.” Written by Every Nation Music songwriters Lee Brown, Moira dela Torre, Justin Gray, and Juan Winans, Safe is a song about how we can find refuge and rest in the presence of God. This track also reached No.1 on iTunes Philippines and peaked at No.3 on Spotify Philippines’ Viral 50 chart.
[Free “Safe” Chord Sheet]
[Stream “Safe” on Spotify]
[Buy “Safe” on iTunes PH]

In September, “For Your Purpose” was released on streaming and digital channels. First performed live at Unashamed 2017, “For Your Purpose” was inspired by Jeremiah 1:5, which says, “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” Written by Victory Worship band leader Lee Brown with Every Nation songwriters Sarah Bulahan, Erika Hosoi-Murrell, and Jose Villanueva III, this Filipino praise song aims to position worshipers’ hearts to living out God’s purposes in their lives, encouraging them to stay secure in their identity in Jesus, reminding them that God knows who we are and loves us most.

[Free “For Your Purpose” Chord Sheet]
[Stream “For Your Purpose” on Spotify]
[Buy “For Your Purpose” on iTunesPH]

Most recently, on October 6, “Beautiful Love,” the group’s third straight digital single, was released on iTunes and Spotify. Featuring lead vocals from Joseph Ramos and written by Victory Worship member Lee Simon Brown with Every Nation Music songwriters Franklin Asuncion, Moira dela Torre, James Murrell, and Kensho Yo, “Beautiful Love” combines the passion of Christ to take on a punishment He did not deserve, so that we may receive salvation that we did not earn. Taking inspiration from 1 John 4:10, which reads, “. . . true love is God’s love for us, not our love for God. He sent his Son as the way to take away our sins . . . ” (ERV), “Beautiful Love” makes the declaration that the kind of love that moved Jesus to take on this ultimate sacrifice, can only be described as beautiful. “Beautiful Love” became Victory Worship’s third No.1 song on iTunes Philippines and first-ever No.1 song on Spotify’s Viral 50 chart.
[Free “Beautiful Love” Chord Sheet]
[Stream “Beautiful Love” on Spotify]
[Buy “Beautiful Love” on iTunes PH]

Victory Worship to release “Beautiful Love” on October 6

Victory Worship to release “Beautiful Love” on October 6

On October 6, Filipino worship team Victory Worship will release “Beautiful Love,” its third straight digital single for 2017, on iTunes and Spotify. “Beautiful Love,” featuring lead vocals from Joseph Ramos, is the follow-up ballad to its No.1 worship anthem, “Safe.”

Written by Victory Worship member Lee Simon Brown with Every Nation Music songwriters Franklin Asuncion, Moira dela Torre, James Murrell, and Kensho Yo, “Beautiful Love” combines the passion of Christ to take on a punishment He did not deserve, so that we may receive salvation that we did not earn. Taking inspiration from 1 John 4:10, which reads, “. . . true love is God’s love for us, not our love for God. He sent his Son as the way to take away our sins . . . ” (ERV), “Beautiful Love” makes the declaration that the kind of love that moved Jesus to take on this ultimate sacrifice, can only be described as beautiful.

Click here to download “Beautiful Love” on iTunes Philippines. “Beautiful Love” will go for radio adds starting October 9, 2017.

BEAUTIFUL LOVE
Victory Worship

They curse and laugh, You do not fight
A thousand men yell “Crucify!”
As crimson stains, I fill Your mind
You look upon me with delight

From throne to cross, You came to die
A crown for thorns to bring new life
With every nail I fill your mind
You look upon me with delight

Oh what love
How can it be
From that cross You looked at me
Oh what love
Poured out for me
What a beautiful love

Your death gives way to glorious light
And tears away the chains that bind
Now sons and daughters in Your eyes
You look upon us with delight

So glorious
Came down unashamed
You called me Yours
Caught up in Your grace
You’re all I need
There’s nothing more beautiful Your love

Victory Worship releases “For Your Purpose”

Victory Worship releases “For Your Purpose”

Victory Worship has released its latest single, For Your Purpose, on streaming and digital channels.

First performed live at Unashamed 2017, For Your Purpose was inspired by Jeremiah 1:5, which says, “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” Written by Victory Worship band leader Lee Brown with Every Nation songwriters Sarah Bulahan, Erika Hosoi-Murrell, and Jose Villanueva III, this Filipino praise song aims to position worshipers’ hearts to living out God’s purposes in their lives, encouraging them to stay secure in their identity in Jesus, reminding them that God knows who we are and loves us most.

Get a copy of Victory Worship’s For Your Purpose on iTunes Philippines or stream it directly on Spotify.

Victory Worship releases “Safe”

Victory Worship releases “Safe”

Victory Worship is releasing its new single, Safe, on June 1. Written by Every Nation Music songwriters Lee Brown, Moira dela Torre, Justin Gray, and Juan Winans, Safe is a song about how we can find refuge and rest in the presence of God.

The psalmist writes in Psalm 91:1-2, “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Over the past few months, the band has spent time praying for many of you, and for our countrymen, including the thousands affected by earthquakes or typhoons, and those most recently hurt in Marawi.

We may not know you by name, but God does, and He is a merciful, loving God. We hope that Safe ministers to you, and reminds us all that God is a strong fortress Who is never far away, and is always reaching out to save.

Follow Victory Worship on Spotify or click here to listen to Safe when it launches on June 1; click here to download Safe for Php45 when it releases on June 1.

Here are the lyrics to Victory Worship’s Safe.

Under Your grace
Your mercy amazes me
Under Your wings
Your shadow it covers me
Your promise of love
Where my heart is safely undone

Speak to me, Lord
Your servant is listening
Over the noise
I hear You whispering
My hope has come
And my heart is safely undone


I found my fortress in You
And my soul is anchored with You
My resting place is in Your name

Forever safe


Speak to me, Lord
Your servant is listening
Over the noise
I hear You whispering
My hope has come
And my heart is safely undone


I found my fortress in You
And my soul is anchored with You
My resting place is in Your name

Forever safe


You are never far away
Always reaching out to save
My weakness covered by Your strength
And I am found forever safe

You are never far away
Always reaching out to save
My weakness covered by Your strength
And I am found forever safe


I found my fortress in You
And my soul is anchored with You
My resting place is in Your name

Forever safe



I found my fortress in You
And my soul is anchored with You
My resting place is in Your name

Forever safe



I found my fortress in You
And my soul is anchored with You
My resting place is in Your name

Forever safe

Every Nation Music to Release New Album, “Doxology”

Every Nation Music to Release New Album, “Doxology”

Exciting news! Every Nation Music’s first live recording project, DOXOLOGY, will be launched at the 2016 Every Nation World Conference, in Cape Town, South Africa on October 3. It will also be available online by October 7!

Last April, Every Nation songwriters from different parts of the world gathered to write and record original songs for the album. Members of Victory Worship were also there, together with songwriters from Malaysia, South Africa, Germany, and Australia. The team recorded at the Ocean Way Nashville Studio, where artists like Christina Aguilera, Garth Brooks, Casting Crowns, Kelly Clarkson, Celine Dion, Avril Lavigne, and Matchbox Twenty, have recorded.

This global project aims to represent Every Nation Music’s diverse community, passion for Jesus, and creative expression. With “Doxology,” we seek to bring missional music to worshipers worldwide by creating and releasing missional worship songs.

Enjoy a sneak peek of the album with the single, “Author of My Life.” Watch the official music video here, and listen to the song, which can be streamed and downloaded here!

What is Missional Worship?

What is Missional Worship?

juiius-eilleen-fabregasWhat exactly is missional worship? Pastor Julius Fabregas, senior pastor of Victory Makati and the Executive Director of Victory Worship, explains the role of the Great Commission in worship.

This post, titled “What is Missional Worship?”, is the first in a short blog series that talks about Every Nation Music’s expression of worship. That being said, in the manner of MMA’s famous intro to events, “Here we go!”

I was recently asked this question: “Why do we sing our Every Nation Music songs (in our local churches)?”  It was a great question, and I’m more than happy to answer it!

I’ve always been a serious music aficionado (everything from Bach to rock, and I’m also from a family involved in the professional entertainment industry—ummm, them, not me!). My first encounters with Christian events way back were memorable, but not always in a good way. The preaching was always impactful, but the music didn’t make as much of an impact. Now having been exposed to the Christian world for 35 years, one of the most notable changes has been how worship music has progressed so much!  

During the late ‘80s & early ‘90s, a shift in the worship music sound began to take place.  “Praise and worship,” as it was known, began to take on a contemporary style and sound.  Church music was becoming “relevant to the unchurched.”  It resulted in a revival of sorts, helping churches globally attract more people to services and events. It was an avenue for people to hear the gospel of Jesus being preached.

I refer to this style as “attractional worship.” The Holy Spirit anointed the new relevant style, the sound, and even the increasing skill levels in a powerful way, attracting many people and resulting in salvation from the preaching of the gospel of Jesus. Please note that it was only one of the things God used to bring in more people to church; it was not the only thing.  

Early in the first decade of the millennium came a fresh wave of worship music that I refer to as “devotional worship.” Using cassette tapes to CDs, and eventually moving on to MP3 players and smartphones, people would play their music in their homes, cars, offices, gyms, or wherever they wanted, to fill themselves up in God’s presence, experience peace, healing, and encouragement, and strengthen their faith in Christ!  It is indeed also an amazing move of the Holy Spirit.  

Being in the ministry for many years now, I have noticed both “attractional” and “devotional” worship songs are about what God is doing in me and for me. For the most part, this is absolutely awesome. Rightly so, we should be singing His abundant goodness, grace and love in us and for us.

Stop and think now about some of your favorite praise and worship songs and get into last song syndrome (LSS) mode for a few moments.  Reflect on the lyrics.  Most of them are about what GOD is doing or what we want GOD to be doing in us and for us.  We all certainly have been ministered to and strengthened in our faith because of these great expressions of worship music.

I believe the Holy Spirit is introducing and anointing another expression of worship music to us, which I refer to as “missional worship.”  These songs express not only what God is doing or wants to do in us and for us, but what God wants to do through us as well!  

After all, Jesus not only saves us, but He also sends us!  Matthew 28:18-20 says, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, . . . and I am with you always to the end of the age.”  Missional worship music expresses and encourages the Great Commission!

Acts 1:8 reminds us clearly that the Holy Spirit’s power is to come upon us (in us and for us), but also to overflow and empower us to be His witnesses (through us).  “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

Now, let me invite you to return into LSS mode, but reflect on the titles, lyrics and themes of some of our Every Nation Music songs:

  • We Will Go (from Every Nation Music’s One EP)
  • Pour Us Out (from Every Nation Music’s Find Rest EP)
  • “Take my life, Lord, it is Yours…” (from Victory Worship’s Radical Love, off the full-length album of the same title)
  • “From every nation every tongue, endless praise will be sung” (from Every Nation Music’s Rise Heart, off the Every Nation Music EP Wings and the Victory Worship full-length album Rise Heart)
  • “We will follow You, there is no turning back…” (from Victory Worship’s Everlasting Glory, off the full-length album Rise Heart)

Just reviewing these words excites me as I type them! I hope it makes sense: missional worship is precisely why we want our Every Nation family to sing our Every Nation Music songs! Every Nation president and Victory founding pastor Steve Murrell calls ours a “missional movement.” And so, a missional movement must sing missional worship songs so that we can grow in our understanding of who we are, what we believe, and what we will do about what we believe.  God is always working in us and for us, but also wants to work through us!

 Stay tuned for our next blog post on missional worship!

 

Pastor Julius is married to Eilleen and dad to Isa, Nica, Bea, Ella, and Elijah.

“Rise Heart” is Victory Worship’s new album

“Rise Heart” is Victory Worship’s new album

Victory Worship, a worship team from Philippine church Victory, is releasing “Rise Heart,” the follow-up to its gold-selling debut release, “Radical Love,” on October 20. “’Rise Heart’ is a call to worship,” says Pastor Julius Fabregas, Victory Worship’s Executive Director. “We want our songs to inspire people to know and follow Jesus, and we believe ‘Rise Heart’ will touch people’s hearts in a very special way to lead them in that direction.” “Radical Love,” which was released in September 2014, was certified gold by the Philippine Association of Record Industry. It spawned the number one radio singles “Radical Love,” “Grace Changes Everything,” and “Jesus My Savior.” Meanwhile, the music videos from “Radical Love” have collectively earned more than two million views on YouTube. “Rise Heart,” which was recorded live at the Every Nation Building in Taguig City, contains 13 tracks, including six tracks penned by Victory Worship’s colleagues at Every Nation Music, which produces music that creatively expresses passion for Jesus and the mission, vision, and values of Every Nation. Among the tracks are the radio singles “Rise Heart,” featuring The Voice 2014 quarterfinalist Isa Fabregas, and “Dance in Freedom,” written and sung by Yan Asuncion, who co-wrote “Radical Love.” “Rise Heart” will be released on October 20 on iTunes and in CDs at all House of Praise and Life By the Book outlets, and selected SM Record Bars, AstroVision, and Odyssey outlets. Visit http://victoryworship.ph for more information. Rise Heart will be

available at:

    • AstroVision – Greenbelt 5, The Podium, SM Mall of Asia, EDSA Shangri-la
    • SM Record Bars – North EDSA, Megamall, Mall of Asia, Makati, Cebu, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Manila, Fairview, Harrison, Southmall
    • Odyssey – Alabang, SM Fairview, Greenbelt, Limketkai CDO, SM North EDSA, Ayala Cebu, SM Cebu, Filinvest, SM Pampanga, SM Sta Mesa
    • Landmark – Makati and Trinoma
“RADICAL LOVE” hits iTunes on September 12

“RADICAL LOVE” hits iTunes on September 12

We are excited that Victory Worship’s first live worship album, “Radical Love,” is now available on iTunes Philippines! The album will also be available on CDs that will be sold at selected Victory Metro Manila locations and House of Praise outlets nationwide.

Recorded live at the Every Nation building from July 17 to 19, the album features “Grace Changes Everything,” “Hope Will Rise,” “Faithful,” and the title track, “Radical Love.” Ten of eleven tracks were written or co-written by Victory songwriters and musicians committed to making music that inspires people to know and honor God; “We Will Go” is an original track by Every Nation Music, previously available as a stand-alone single.

If you are as excited as we are for “Radical Love,” please help us promote it through social media today. There are three ways to help us spread the word about this album:

 

Radical Love - Available on iTunes
Click on the image to view “Radical Love” on iTunes!

1. Share a song lyric image from #RadicalLove! We will post Instagram-style lyric images that you can share on your social networks to help promote our songs.

2. Share the #RadicalLove videos! On September 13, we will release music videos from the “Radical Love” album. Once they’re out, share them on your social networks.

3. Talk about “Radical Love” once you have it. Once you’ve listened to “Radical Love,” tell people about it on social media using the hashtag #RadicalLove and tagging us @victory_worship. Share a lyric, take a picture of you with the CD, post a review on iTunes, or other creative ways! Any of these things to promote “Radical Love” can help spread the word.

 

We hope you enjoy “Radical Love” as much as we did making this album, and pray it speaks to you and helps you honor God and make disciples wherever you are.