Point of Grace offers a moving tribute to the late Rich Mullins by releasing a new rendition of "Awesome God." Now available on digital platforms, the Fervent Records (Curb | Word Entertainment) track was produced by GRAMMY®-nominated, multi-Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter Cindy Morgan.
The trio write, "'Awesome God,' originally recorded by the iconic late Rich Mullins, has soundtracked many seasons of our lives, from youth camps to college and beyond-it's just one of those songs that's just timeless. We wanted to honor his life and legacy by recording our own rendition over 25 years after its release."
Recorded more than 25 years after Mullins' untimely death, Point of Grace's impassioned revival of "Awesome God" showcases the trio's signature harmonies atop a roots/pop piano-driven arrangement. The song is highlighted by a spoken word interlude from Mullins-a 1990s interview excerpt in which he discusses the Church as the embodiment of Christ to the world. Culminating with a live recording of the anthem's ubiquitously beloved chorus, sung by the audience at a Point of Grace concert in Ocean City, New Jersey, last year, "Awesome God" will be included on the group's forthcoming full-length set.
"I think all three of us would agree that 'Awesome God' has soundtracked many seasons of our lives, from youth camps to college and beyond-it's just one of those songs that's timeless," shares Point of Grace's Leigh Cappillino.
"When we asked the audience in Ocean City to sing the chorus a cappella so we could record it for an extended 'outro' to the song, we didn't need to give them the lyrics," she adds. "The entire room instinctively knew the words, and that's just another example of how 'Awesome God' continues to stand the test of time."
"Rich's music and his thoughts on God challenged the Bible Belt bubble I was living in," says group member Denise Jones. "Jesus loved rowdy folks-people who were rough around the edges-and so did Rich. He inspired me to rethink, 'Who is my neighbor?' and 'How do I love them well?'"