About the Music: “Let There Be Peace on Earth”

We are so blessed by our Voices of Hope Children’s Choir! Here they are performing their rendition of “Let There Be Peace on Earth,” accompanied by the Hour of Power Choir and Orchestra. This beautiful anthem was developed in 1955, with the words written by Jill Jackson and the melody by her husband, Sy Miller. Jill, after having experienced a sharp dip in her depression which led to her attempted — and failed — suicide, her heart then opened wide and willing to God’s unconditional love. She discovered from that moment on that she has a purpose, and her life and talent for music were valuable. A decade later, Sy and Jill went to a California retreat in the mountains where they met an array of young people with various socioeconomic, religious, and ethnic backgrounds. This week-long retreat was dedicated to exploring friendship through education and conversation. Introducing their song

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This Week on Hour of Power: Sat-Sun, June 10-11

Pastor Bobby continues the message series called: “I Am –Knowing God by Name.” In this series, Bobby will teach on what it means to carry the name of the Lord and what the different Old Testament names for Yahweh mean for you.  Today’s message: “Yahweh Raah: I Am Your Shepherd. You Can Trust Me.” Ken Medema is an Hour of Power favorite. Born nearly blind, Ken began playing the piano at age five and today performs all over the world. Ken’s performances regularly include songs that have been improvised both musically and lyrically and are based on a sermon or story he has just heard. Today, Ken performs “Sing Hallelujah” and with the Hour of Power Choir, “Rise Up” (both composed by Ken Medema). He is accompanied by Dr. Marc Riley and the Hour of Power Orchestra. Ken also performs a song called “Reflection Song” which is based on the sermon

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“People Get Ready”: Get Ready, Your Chance is Coming

  On Sunday April 30, 2017, Rory Deming and Josh Elmore graced the Shepherd’s Grove and Hour of Power stage with an inspirational rendition of the powerful Curtis Mayfield’s “People Get Ready,” accompanied by the Hour of Power orchestra. “People Get Ready” has a powerful story in terms of its historical significance. It was written by Mayfield in the year after the March on Washington. Its release also followed the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham. During this painful time, a message of forgiveness and optimism burned brightly through Mayfield’s writings. The significance of this rings true through its lyrics: People get ready, there’s a train a-comin’ You don’t need no baggage, you just get on board Each word extending beyond societal differences throughout time, the song delivers a message of redemption for all. It encourages those who feel lost

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