Scottish folk band Celtic Worship release their first single, “Come Thou Fount,” today with Integrity Music. The song will be featured on the group’s anticipated new album, titled Morningtide, set to release this fall.
With a unique approach to worship, Celtic Worship offers songs celebrating the multifaceted beauty of the Kingdom of God while blending traditional and contemporary Christian music with their native sonorities.
And I hope, by thy good pleasure, safely to arrive at home // Jesus sought me when a stranger, wandering from the fold of God // He to rescue me from danger, interposed His precious blood
This traditional hymn, originally written in 1758 by Robert Robinson, reminds us that God is the One who takes initiative; He sought us when we were still strangers, rescued us, and takes us to arrive at home. The members of Celtic Worship put their unique arrangement together instinctively, making use of vocalists Steph Macleod and Naomi Stirrat whose performance is perfectly complemented by the distinct instrumental melody arranged by Mhairi Marwick on fiddle and Scott Wood on bagpipes and whistle. A performance video can be viewed below.