Premiere Week for Canyon Worship Begins with “Christ Be All Around Me”

Premiere Week with Canyon Worship, the student-led worship project from Grand Canyon University’s brand-new Center for Worship Arts, which is headed by MercyMe frontman Bart Millard

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Today begins our 3-day Premiere Week with Canyon, the student-led worship project from Grand Canyon University’s brand-new Center for Worship Arts, which is headed by MercyMe frontman Bart Millard. This week we’ll highlight new songs from Canyon’s debut worship EP, releasing today, Tuesday, April 14th. Today, we highlight the band’s cover of “Christ Be All Around Me,” which you can hear about every hour on our online Christian radio station, NRT Radio One The New Sound of Christian Music.

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Bart Millard wrote a special devotional explaining the heart behind today’s featured song, “Christ Be All Around Me.”

The song “Christ Be All Around Me” is one of which rings extremely familiar to many of us. The song is full of verses declaring submission to, and the need of, God. When I hear this song, a theme of hope captivates my mind. Hope is what steers this song. It encapsulates the heart of God towards us and affirms us of our solid ground in Him. It is hope that gives us the assurance and understanding that Christ goes above, below, before, behind, and all around us.

It is Christ, our hope, who enables us to live in such a way that emulates His heart and love towards those around us. It is Him who lives in us that empowers us to persevere and dwell in His freely, and abundantly, given peace, no matter the season we are in or the emotions we are feeling. It is Him whom is our defense and protector through every trial of life. Resting in that understanding of Him as our hope, peace, and protection provides us encouragement to live in humility and repetitive submission. Just as this song declares the chorus over and over again, so our hearts should sing out to Christ for His intercession and leading in our lives so that we may truly be a display of Christ to others.

The sacrifice Christ made was for every single moment of our lives, not just for when we’re at our best or at our worst. This should embolden us to live with the understanding of Christ’s power over sin and death, and it is that same power that is eternally at work in us once we invite Him into our lives. His Spirit is alive and waiting to move within and through us if we only call upon His name. This song proves our need of God and our inability of self-sufficiency. How precious and comforting to have a Savior who forever dwells within us and awaits our call.

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