Remarkable Blessing video by multiple UK churches seen by more than 2.8 million

By Bridgett Banks

A new zoom video has become a viral hit on Youtube as churches right across England have contributed to offer hope to their country in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The Blessing” is a song performed by Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes and Elevation Worship, released as the lead single from Elevation Worship’s twelfth live album, Graves Into Gardens on March 20, 2020. Kari’s original song can be heard below:

The song was written by Chris Brown, Cody Carnes, Kari Jobe and Steven Furtick. “The Blessing” was a commercial success upon its release, having debuted at No. 3 on the US Hot Christian Songs chart.

The British churches have taken a unique angle on re-releasing the song, with 65 churches combining to release the song in a sign of connection across multiple denominations.

“At this unique and challenging time in the United Kingdom over 65 churches and movements, representing hundreds of others, have come together online to sing a blessing over the UK,” the group stated.

“Standing together as one, our desire is that this song will fill you with hope and encourage you.

“But the church is not simply singing a blessing. Each day, we’re looking to practically be a blessing. Many of the churches included in this song have assisted with supplying over 400,000 meals to the most vulnerable and isolated in our nation since COVID-19 lockdown began. This alongside phone calls to the isolated, pharmacy delivery drops and hot meals to the NHS frontline hospital staff.

“Our buildings may be closed but the church is very much alive!”

A number of churches contributed musicians to the video. They are listed below:

Alive Church Lincoln
All Souls Langham Place
!Audacious Manchester
Belhaven Parish Church of Scotland
Bridge Church Methodist Cornwall
Catalyst Vineyard Aberdeen
Causeway Coast Vineyard Northern Ireland
CFC Belfast
Christ Church Tonbridge
City Church Newcastle
City Gates Romford
CLM Coventry
Elim Church UK
Emmanuel Brighton
Emmaus Road Guilford
Gas Street Church Birmingham
Global Generation Church
Hackney Church
Harbour Church Portsmouth
Hillsong Bermondsey
Hillsong London
Holland Road Baptist Church Brighton
Holy Trinity Brompton London
Hoole Baptist Church
Hope City Church UK
Jesus House London
Lagoinha London Church
Life Church Bradford
Love Church Bournemouth
Kerith Community Church Bracknell
Kingdom Faith Church Crawley
KingsGate Peterborough
KXC London
New Wine UK
One Hope Project Catholic Charismatic Renewal
Pattern Church Swindon
Pioneer Network
Redeemed Christian Church of God UK
Regent Hall Salvation Army
Renewal Solihull
Soul Church Norwich
Soul Survivor Watford
Sound of Wales
Sounds of New Wine
Southampton Lighthouse International Church
St. Aldates Oxford
St George’s Church Gateshead
St Mark’s Coventry
St. Nicholas Bristol
St. Paul’s and St. George’s Edinburgh
St. Peter’s Brighton
St. Peter’s Brockley
St.Thomas Norwich
St. Thomas Crookes Sheffield
St. Werburgh’s Derby
The Coptic Orthodox Church
The Liberty Church London
The Space London
Trent Vineyard Nottingham
Trinity Church Nottingham
Vinelife Church Manchester
Woodlands Church Bristol
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