The latest full-length album from contemporary Christian vocalist, guitarist and song writer Phil Wickham debuts Friday, April 22. This marks his first LP in three years. His impactful single "This Is Amazing Grace," was certified RIAA Gold, and named BMI's Christian Song of the Year as it topped radio charts.
"A year and a half ago I lost my voice and was forced to have surgery on my vocal chords with the risk of not being able to sing professionally again," said Wickham, who worked on this new album for more than a year.
"During the difficulty of that season, God spoke the simple, yet massive, truth into my heart that He loves me. That He loves us. That we are first and foremost His children. That whatever may come our way, we are His children. That whatever we may be faced with, we are His. Many of these songs were written out of this newfound sense of identity."
The 32-year-old musician from San Diego, Calif., was raised in a Christian family. His single "This Is Amazing Grace," was recognized as the most-sung worship song in the North American church by Christian Copyright Licensing International. That song gave Wickham his first career No. 1, holding the top spot on Billboard's National Christian Audience Chart for 13 consecutive weeks.
Wickham said this album's creation has been an unforgettable journey. "I hope these songs move you closer to God, and stir your heart to step into the victorious, free, forgiven, purposeful life that Jesus has already won for you by his death and resurrection."
"Children Of God" contains a new single "Your Love Awakens Me." The track listing for "Children of God" is:
"Better Than Life"
"Your Love Awakens Me"
"Secret Place" (featuring Madison Cunningham)
"My All In All"
"Starmaker (Above The Earth)"
"Children Of God"
"Stand In Awe"
"Body Mind & Soul"
"As It Is In Heaven"
"Spirit Of God"
The new album is available on his website PhilWickham.com, as well as on iTunes and Amazon Music.
Wickham tours with groups, such as Newsboys, Jeremy Camp, Mandisa and The Rock and Worship Roadshow 2016, presented by Compassion International.
Wickham has been called a humble and sincere artist who writes songs and worships God using the medium of music.
His previous efforts include: Phil Wickham (2006), Cannons (2007), Heaven & Earth (2009), Response (2011) and The Ascension (2013), which debuted at No. 2 on the SoundScan Christian Albums Chart and in the Top 40 on the Billboard 200.
"This Is Amazing Grace" was named Billboard's 2014 No. 1 Christian Airplay Song of the year and BMI's 2015 Christian Song of the Year.