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Hillsong to launch ambitious worship series featuring nine languages
ON 18th September Australian mega-church Hillsong will be extending further the worldwide impact of its worship music with the release of 'The Global Project', a collection of Hillsong's most popular songs recorded in nine languages. On that date nine albums will be released simultaneously in the Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, Mandarin, Indonesian, German, French, Swedish and Russian languages. The projects will include such Hillsong favourites as "Mighty To Save", "Hosanna", "God Is Able" and "Shout To The Lord".
Said worship pastor Reuben Morgan about the motivation for the project, "We are directed to 'go into all the world' and as a church we are committed to proclaiming Christ for the entire planet. There is something powerful about singing a song in your own language. God cares about all people in all nations and it was a privilege to work with so many great people and churches who are passionately bringing truth and hope to their countries."
The Hillsong worship team performed on the albums, but local vocalists for each of the nine countries involved provided lead vocals in their respective languages. Worship leaders in the participating countries believe The Global Project will make a significant statement to the world. Said Sidney Mohede, worship leader at JPCC True Worshippers in Indonesia, "As part of the global Church, there is no better time than now to show that the more we are united in love, the more the world sees our Christ." Grammy Award-winning Spanish recording artist Pastor Marcos Witt added, "Hillsong has been a force of God on the earth to bring refreshing and renewal to believers everywhere. They've reignited our passion for Christ using ingenious creativity."The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a later date.