GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter Chris Tomlin (“How Great is Our God,” “Our God”) has released a first listen of “Emmanuel God with Us,” the first single from “Emmanuel: Christmas Songs of Worship,” releasing Sept. 24. The song, blending Tomlin’s acoustic-led worship style with a seasonal theme, can be purchased digitally or previewed below. The 12-song project was produced by Ed Cash.
Chris recently told People magazine that he chose to focus on the worship aspect of this new Christmas music, something to help bring people together because “if we ever needed to know God is with us, it is now.”
“I have always been inspired by ‘Christmas classics.’ Songs like “O Come All Ye Faithful” and “O Holy Night” that have been passed down for generations. These were all songs that were not written to be Christmas classics but as worship songs for the church,” shared Chris. “When it came time to do this album, I wanted to capture songs that remind us of the true meaning of Christmas. Emmanuel, God with us. If there was ever a time that we needed to be reminded that God is with us, it is now and that is the spirit behind this third Christmas record. My prayer is that God uses these songs to touch lives for generations and reminds us that He is close to us.”
- Emmanuel God With Us
- Christmas Day (with We The Kingdom)
- All The World Awaits (Hosanna)
- Hallelujah (with Blessing Offor)
- I Heard The Bells on Christmas Day
- His Name is Wonderful
- O Come, O Come Emmanuel
- Hope of Israel
- O Holy Night (with CeCe Winans)
- Crown Him (Christmas) (with Matt Redman)
- O Little Town of Bethlehem
- Crown Him (reprise) (with Matt Redman)
The new Christmas album follows two highly successful collaborations projects, 2020’s #1 debuting “Chris Tomlin & Friends” which includes his second longest-running #1 song “Who You Are To Me” with Lady A that topped the charts for six consecutive weeks, and “Chris Tomlin & Friends: Summer” EP released this July.