Ascend The Hill
Posted on September 3, 2011 by

Hello Again. Another Day Another Artist! This time around we are going a different direction musically. I present to you: Ascend the Hill.

Heres a quick bio on them: They started as a small band known as Ben Davis in the Tampa Bay area. They were slowly growing in popularity with their different approach to the whole worship music genre. They have since been playing in various regional worship events and are now signed on to the record label, Come and Live! (http://www.comeandlive.com/)

Here is a quick definition of what this band is about from the band themselves:

“More than a band, more than songs craftily arranged by musicians, more than a group of dudes running after their dreams. Ascend The Hill exists for a purpose far greater than our own selfish endeavors…we exist to make much of the name of Jesus. Without Him in our midst we’re just another social gathering, and we’re wasting our time.

A.W. Tozer said, “thirsty hearts are those whose longings have been wakened by the touch of God within them.” Our desire is that every person who comes in contact with our music will have the opportunity to be “wakened by the touch of God,” and will never be the same for it.
The ministry and anointing that has been entrusted to Ascend The Hill is that of:

RESTORATION – preparing a spotless bride for Christ
&
RECONCILIATION – bringing the gospel of Jesus to the lost
It is our conviction that through the power of His presence, and the gospel of Jesus Christ preached in every gathering – this world will experience an awakening.

They have since release two full albums (Their self-title album and Hymns: Take the World, But Give Me Jesus)

This time we are going to talk about the album: Take the World, But Give Me Jesus. This album is the bands re-imagining of classic hymns such as: How Great Thou Art, Rock of Ages and I Surrender All. One of the tracks where their musicality is clearly shown is on the track, I Surrender All

And on the more worshipful side I would say the standout track on this album (even though all the tracks are great) would be the track, “Hallelujah! What A Savior”

As you can see these are not your typical hymns you are use to hearing. They take these timeless hymns and give a fresh take to them. I would recommend this album to anyone who is looking for some personal prayer music. I would classify this under the “indie” genre as it has its uses of ambiance and delay in the music.

Want take this album for a listen? Dont want to spend any money on this? Dont worry. As part of the Come and Live! Record Label they have decided to release their music for free!

Download:
http://www.comeandlive.com/CLD/AscendTheHillhymns/index.html

If you want to know alittle abit more about what this label and organization does you can always check out their website for more info: http://comeandlive.com/aboutus

That was this weeks New Artist Saturday! As always if you have any suggestions, recommendations or anything else please feel free to email me at citylightschurchmusic@gmail.com

~Dan

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