In conjunction with our 2018 Women’s Conference (TGCW18) this week, The Gospel Coalition is thrilled to release Holding Fast: Songs of Grace for Rebel Hearts, an album featuring songs from Shai Linne, Sandra McCracken, Citizens, Bethany Barnard, Jackie Hill Perry, Austin Stone, Liz Vice, and many more.
Curated specifically with TGCW18 and the conference theme (Deuteronomy) in mind, the songs of Holding Fast will remind you afresh of God’s faithfulness to his often unfaithful people, and will spur you on to respond to that faithfulness with obedience and worship.
Listen as you’re working at your desk, driving your kids to their activities, or working out at the gym, and let the message of God’s faithfulness prompt a life of obedient worship.
Songs like Nathan Partain’s “You Were Not My People” and Citizens’s “In Tenderness” call us to worship a merciful God, who sets his covenant love on a rebellious and undeserving people (Deut. 1:26–33; 7:6–8; 32:4–18). “He Has Made a Way” by Caroline Cobb and “As a Father Carries His Son” by David Baloche recount God’s faithfulness to the Hebrew people—how he redeemed them from slavery and sustained them in the wilderness (Deut. 1:31). As they stand on the edge of the Promised Land, Moses charges them to live in light of God’s faithfulness: to love God with all their being (“Hear, O Israel” by Urban Doxology) and to keep his commandments, meant for their good (“Deut. 10:12–13” by The Verses Project). Songs like Sandra McCracken’s “Justice Will Roll Down” and Indelible Grace’s “Hast Thou Seen Him” instruct us as we too seek to walk in his ways: rejecting idolatry, pursuing justice, and listening to his voice (Deut. 4:15–40; 15:1–8; 30:11–20).
We hope this album will encourage you to hold fast to God, as you remember all the ways he holds fast to us in covenant love (Deut. 30:20). We pray that the beautiful truths of Deuteronomy would continue to root deeply in your hearts through these songs, long after the conference is over. Listen as you’re working at your desk, driving your kids to their activities, or working out at the gym, and let the message of God’s faithfulness prompt a life of obedient worship.
Download the album free at TGC.org/SongsofGrace, and please consider supporting the artists who have so generously donated their work.
Here is the full tracklist with links to their websites:
- “As a Father Carries His Son” by David Baloche
- “In Tenderness” by Citizens
- “Faithful God” by Shai Linne
- “Your Mercy” by Austin Stone
- “You Were Not My People” by Nathan Partain
- “Runaway” by Jess Ray
- “Entrance” by Liz Vice
- “He Has Made a Way (Exodus)” by Caroline Cobb
- “To God all Praise and Glory” by The Sing Team
- “Hear, O Israel” by Urban Doxology
- “Deuteronomy 10:12–13, featuring Mike Mumford” by The Verses Project
- “God Have Your Way in Me” by Bethany Barnard
- “Better” by Jackie Hill Perry
- “Lesser Loves” by Bifrost Arts
- “Hast Thou Heard Him, Seen Him” by Indelible Grace
- “Justice Will Roll Down (Live)” by Sandra McCracken