All posts tagged "song of the year"

Congratulations to Fireflight!


Harmony of Hearts is proud to announce that Firelight is the winner of the 2012 Song of the Year award! Each year Cross International gives a special award to the writer or music artist who has best conveyed the mission of our ministry in a current song. Our goal is to inspire more Christian artists to share this vital Gospel message to their listeners worldwide. Previous winners have been “Follow You” by Leeland, “Keep Changing the World” by Mike’s Chair, and “I refuse” by Josh Wilson. This year, Fireflight’s song “Proof of our Love” demonstrated the heart for the poor that we look for in contestants, and when the voting was over, emerged a winner. The lyrics in this song resound strongly with Jesus’ call to get out into the world and help the poor. The verses and chorus go: “So far away from the lives we lead each day. Love as voices hunger, and there’s no shelter from danger. All this love we talk about, talking won’t put food into their mouths. Don’t look away, don’t look away Why don’t we do something? Why don’t we do something? (If we say that we love them?) Don’t turn away, don’t turn away Let’s open up our eyes, bring our faith to life. (This is proof of our love.) This is proof of our love. Harder to see than the problems we perceive. We’re sickness, fast on our apathy and there’s no way to the suffering. All this hope we talk about, wishing won’t help those who go without.” Congratulations to Fireflight!


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Vote for the 2010 Song of the Year


We will be awarding the song that best helps incite mercy through music soon, and we are looking for your input. The on-line poll is open here, where you can also listen to the songs in their entirety, see last year’s nominees & winner, and provide input. Please forward this via the Share/Save button on this page below (you can email, Tweet, or pass along in a variety of way this way). Your comments and suggestions are welcome & can be sent here.


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Come Together for Haiti


Another nominee for our 2010 Song of the Year Award is from Michael W. Smith and friends. From the press release: (NASHVILLE, TENN.) January 28, 2010 – Yesterday at Belmont University’s Ocean Way Studios, multi-platinum, GRAMMY and Dove Award winning artist, Michael W. Smith gathered a who’s-who list from the music community to record “Come Together Now.” The song, penned by Smith, David Mullen and Cindy Morgan – and produced by Bryan Lenox – was written to remind people of the need to help those in Haiti. “The crisis in Haiti has left us all trying to figure out how we can help,” shares Smith. “We wanted to create something that the community could support, for the greater good of those in Haiti. Everyone gave of their time: the studio was donated, the musicians donated their time and all proceeds from this song will go to designated charity/relief work through The American Red Cross and Samaritan’s Purse. It’s incredible to be part of something that is going to help so many people.” Contributing artists included Toby Mac, Steven Curtis Chapman and a host of others.  View it below or here. Other nominees for this year here and here. Have a suggestion for a nominee?  Read the guidelines and let me know what it is.


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The Generous Mr. Lovewell by MercyMe


Here’s a candidate for our Song of the Year. Here singer Bart Millard explains the story behind the song by saying:  “It’s not just helping your neighbor, but (also) going the extra step:  If I truly love you well, then I can’t NOT tell you what’s changed my life.” Here are the lyrics & song stream from YouTube: Lyrics: He wakes up every day the same Believin’ he’s gonna make a change Never wonders “if” but “when” I guarantee he can find a way To reach out and make somebody’s day ‘Cause someone took the time with him He believes it’s the little things That make a great big change Hey, Mr. Lovewell, doin’ today What you do every day No matter how small Believin’ that it’s all the same Come on, Mr. Lovewell, oh we could use A few more just like you Who care enough to give this life away ‘Cause you’ve been changed The generous Mr. Lovewell loves today! It may be a simple “how do you do” The kind of thing that could pull them through A minute or two can mean so much Or maybe it’s the one across the street He’s asking if there’s anything they need ‘Cause they will know what’s by our love It may not be that much to him But it’s the world to them We all need more Mr. Lovewell… Resources: MercyMe homepage MercyMe MySpace


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Keep Changing the World by MikesChair


Here’s a contender for our Song of the Year award coming up this fall. This new group started as guys jamming in a freshmen dorm at Belmont University in Nashville. “The music isn’t the full extent of our purpose,” says band member Jesse Hale, “We are committing our time, effort and platform to helping those in need — making ourselves available to be the hands and feet of Jesus.” Read more about their commitment to “changing the world” here with “MikesTable.” Lyrics below  – you can visit the band’s MySpace page here. Something here is wrong There are children without homes But we just move along to take care of our own There’s so much suffering just outside our door A cry so deafening We just can’t ignore To all the people who are fighting for the broken All the people who keep holding on to love All the people who reaching for the lonely Keep changing the world Take a look around Before the sun goes out What’s lost can still be found It’s not too late now It only takes one spark to make the fire burn So reach inside your heart and let this be the start To all the people who are fighting for the broken All the people who keep holding on to love All the people who reaching for the lonely Keep changing the world I see you changing the world Every boy Every girl Step up! I see the sun coming up It’s a brighter day Let’s show the world that love is a better way So lend a hand join the fight ‘Cause time is ticking away To all the people who are fighting for the broken All the people who keep holding on to love All the people who reaching for the lonely Keep changing the world


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Coming together for Haiti


Michael W. Smith gets it. So do a lot of other Christian artists. Click above or here to view video. Lyrics: There is hurt there is trouble – there are tears on the ground from the ash and the rubble – there’s a cry ringing out you’ve been shaken by loss; you’ve been by shattered by fear Give me eyes that can see it – Give me ears that can hear When you hurt I’m hurting – when you’re bleeding I bleed When you cry I’m crying; I am down on my knees. When there’s nothing left standing, and there’s no reason why Lets go walking on the water to reach the other side Stretch your arms and help the brokenhearted Say a pray that change will come We will fight for the children who were hurting Lets stand as one and come together now. Be the light in the darkness – be the peace in the storm Be a shelter for someone when the rain starts to pour. Be the hands that bring healing and the hands that provide Let’s go walking on the water to reach the other side. Stretch your arm and help the broken hearted Say a pray that change will come We will fight for the children who were hurting Lets stand as one and come together now. It won’t be long – keep holding on Hold your head high; hold your head high Keep standing strong – you’re not alone now Hold your head high; hold your head high ~~~~~~ Download the song here ($1.29 via itTunes) or click on banner below.


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