In mixing elements of classical, pop, and liturgical music. Niah & Allisha Merrill have created their own unique sound. They have brought this unique sound to their brand new album Now I See: Hymn Meditations Past and Present. The album brings together some of the most treasured songs of the church from the past (such as "Amazing Grace" and "This is My Father's Word") and the present ("The Lord is My Salvation").
"Just as the man born blind miraculously gained his sight after encountering Jesus, we too can gain spiritual vision when we come to Jesus by faith," the Merrills shares. "The miracle of eye-opening salvation is only available through Him. As you enjoy these hymns, we pray that your heart will be softened and your eyes refocused to adore Jesus, who is truly worthy of all praise."
The album finds the couple singing and playing an assortment of instruments (including the piano, trumpets, flugelhorn, hand drums, and Irish penny whistles) in a variety of inspirational musical styles.
1. Turn Your Eyes
2. Hope of All Creation
3. Cross Medley: Jesus Paid It All / When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
4. Grace Medley: Grace Greater Than Our Sin / Amazing Grace
5. The Lord Is My Salvation
6. This Is My Father's World
7. Prayer Medley: I Need Thee Every Hour / What a Friend We Have in Jesus / Sweet Hour of Prayer
8. Be Thou My Vision
9. Behold Our God
10. Is He Worthy
God has uniquely gifted Niah and Allisha to serve the local church. While dating in 2011, Niah and Allisha were deeply involved in a thriving church plant in Powdersville, SC and were later commissioned to travel full-time in ministry after their marriage. Over the years, they have worked together with the Merrill Evangelistic Team (Niah's father's ministry) and Wycliffe Associates in the work of Bible translation. God used these opportunities to broaden their ministry experiences and give them a greater burden for missions and Bible poverty around the world.
In January of 2016, God brought them to the next transition and step of faith-starting the new traveling music ministry in which they currently serve. Together, they have had the opportunity to minister all across the United States as well as Italy, Nepal and Israel.
To purchase their album, click here.