Scottish folk band Celtic Worship will be releasing a stunning version of the hymn "Blessed Assurance" this Friday. "Blessed Assurance" is the followup to their debut Integrity Music single "Come Thou Fount." Both songs will be featured on the group's anticipated new album, titled Morningtide, set to release this fall.
Written by Fanny Crosby, this song is full of incredible lyrics bringing a powerful declaration of faith to life! Despite being an old hymn, 'Blessed Assurance' is so relevant in our times; infusing comfort, hope, and unshakeable trust in the Lord in the face of trial, fear, sorrow, and doubt. Fiddle player Mhairi Marwick explains, "we really wanted to give a fresh take on this song and our arrangement felt very natural as we brought lots of energy into this great hymn!"
The space created between the choruses allowed Celtic Worship to weave in Scottish melodies written by Scott Wood (bagpipes, whistle) and Mhairi. Singers Steph Macleod and Naomi Stirrat also co-wrote an additional bridge which proclaims the faith and assurance we have in Christ. 'Blessed Assurance' beautifully blends the hymn's traditional roots with a contemporary edge and Celtic Worship's native sonorities.
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