Worship leaders Kari Jobe and Cody Carnes along with the Elevation Worship team have released the live audio recording of the song, "The Blessing." The song has spread like fire since the release of the live video earlier this month, which received more than 3.2 million views. The powerful song has resonated across the globe as people look to music for hope during uncertain times. Click here to listen to the audio recording of "The Blessing."
"In a season of such fear, unknowns, loss, disappointments," Kari said, "I’m so thankful we can sing Scripture and feel a shift in the atmosphere of our hearts and over our lives. This is THE BLESSING from God over us. I pray for massive breakthrough and peace over you and your family and your children and their children. He is for you."
The song was written at Elevation during a writing session with Jobe, Carnes and Elevation's Steven Furtick and Chris Brown searching for the presence of God. It was written on a Thursday and that following Sunday they sang it for the first time at the Elevation Ballantyne campus and released the video nine days later worldwide. Shortly after posting the live music video, it was clear this was a very special song as visible in the live taping.
"I'm so moved by this song and how quickly it came about," Kari said about the power of the song. "Because this song is based on Scripture, the message is timeless, and we wanted to release it as quickly as we could knowing the effect it could have on people’s hearts and spirits immediately, as it did ours. Also God knew it would be something we could hold onto during a season of our lives that’s full of uncertainties and unknowns. Do not be afraid, God is with you."