After global success with single: Kari Jobe releases new album
After having taken the world by storm with the song “The Blessing” earlier this year, the Christian singer Kari Jobe has now released an album with the same name.
The new album features 21 live tracks recorded in her church, The Belonging Co. in Nashville, Tennessee, and “The Blessing” was the last song to be written for the record.
The song was released just when the COVID-19 pandemic had started spreading in North America and Europe.
Kari Jobe released the track with Cody Carnes and Elevation Worship, and the song is also on the latter’s album “Graves Into Gardens.”
The tune peaked at number two on Billboard’s US Christian Songs chart and number four on Billboard’s US Digital Song Sales chart.
That makes “The Blessing” the highest-charting faith-based song on the latter chart in four years.
It does not stop there, though. Since its release seven months ago, more than 100 virtual choirs from all over the world have covered the song.
That includes choirs from Hawaii, the UK, Egypt, Zimbabwe, Australia, Malaysia, Sweden, Nigeria, India, Argentina, Lebanon and many more. In that connection, the song has also been translated into French, Arabic, Spanish, Italian, Vietnamese and several other languages.
Kari Jobe released the album “The Blessing” on October 23rd 2020.
A song of blessings
The song’s lyrics are inspired by the benediction in Numbers 6:24-26, where God told Moses to tell Aron to pray over God’s people.
The verse goes like this:
“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”
Kari Jobe, who wrote the song with Cody Carnes among others, said that the lyrics illustrate the heart of the Father over us as his kids. She stated this at an Elevation Church campus in North Carolina prior to the first live performance of the song in March.
Kari Jobe invited the audience to receive the song as a blessing over them, their families and their children.
The fact that the song has become so popular across the world has moved Kari Jobe.
“I have cried so many times as I have watched different people all over the world declaring the blessing over their families, their churches and their nations. That brings so much peace, especially in a season of disappointment, uncertainty and fear like we have all been walking through this year,” she says.
You can listen to the song below.
Returning to the first love
Kari Jobe tells that the song “Your Nature” off of the new album is about how Christians should return to their first love, Jesus.
“The heart of the song is also out of Revelation 2 where God says, ‘I want you to return to your first love.’ I love this line, He says, ‘Go back and do the things you did at first.’ If you think about when we first got saved, we did not worry, we were so grateful for mercy. We were so grateful for learning about forgiveness and learning that God cared, and that God loved us,” she told The Christian Post.
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