SWINDON, United Kingdom — (CANADIAN CHRISTIAN NEWS SERVICE) — The Christian song “Your Word” that reaffirms the truth and hope found in the Bible will be released in the top 10 languages of Bible readers from November 20th, 2015 and the following week onwards. Written and produced by a multi-award winning production team led by Billy Dorsey, the worship song will be commercially released to iTunes and other digital music retailers around the world. The English version of the song will feature Billy Dorsey, together with Lakewood Church Senior Worship Leader and international recording artist Cindy Cruse Ratcliff. Other language versions will feature vocals by award-winning Christian music veterans from around the world including:
Pastor Marcos Witt, 27 million album selling, five-time Latin Grammy Award winner (Spanish),
Sefora Nelson, four-time German Billboard #1 album charting (German),
André Valadão, 15 million album selling member of Diante do Trono (Brazil) ,
Thierry Ostrini (France),
Lidia Genta (Italy),
Darina Kochanzhi (Ukraine),
Israel Roytman (Israel),
Stream of Praise (China),
Dr. Beau Williams (USA).
The project was born in partnership with United Bible Societies, which believes the Bible is for everyone and is working towards the day when everyone can access the Bible in the language and medium of their choice. Net proceeds from each song will go to the Bible Societies in the countries of the featured musicians to support Bible work in their local languages. In a small way each person purchasing the song, and each radio station playing it, will support new Bible translations and provide Bibles to those who still do not have their own personal copy of the Scriptures.
To read an interview about the project: https://www.unitedbiblesocieties.org/gospel-artist-supports-bible-translation-with-new-single/
Billy Dorsey, who became widely known and awarded for his work on LeCrae’s Rehab: The Overdose album, was delivered from homelessness 14 years ago to working on albums that have won a Grammy, two Dove awards, two Stellar Awards, and a host of other awards, producing records for Lecrae, Andy Mineo, Tenth Avenue North, Needtobreathe, Da’Dra Crawford Greathouse and Cindy Cruse Ratcliff of Lakewood Church, and many others. Dorsey is also a 2015 Spirit of Excellence Award winner. Read more: www.billyldorsey.com
United Bible Societies:
United Bible Societies is a global network of Bible Societies working in over 200 countries and territories across the world. Together, they are the world’s biggest translator, publisher and distributor of the Bible. Bible Societies are also active in areas such as HIV/AIDS prevention, trauma healing and literacy. Bible Societies work with all Christian Churches and many international non-governmental organisations. Last year saw the highest number of printed Bibles ever distributed by Bible Societies around the world. Nearly 34 million full Bibles were distributed, a rise of 6% over figures from a year earlier, and 14% higher than the number distributed in the first year of the decade. Read more: www.unitedbiblesocieties.org
Gunnar Mägi – Marketing and Brand Manager – United Bible Societies