Across the Earth

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Across the Earth: Tear Down The Walls
Live album by Hillsong United
Released 9 May 2009
Recorded 2008
Venue Encounterfest, Hillsong Convention Centre
Genre Contemporary worship
Length 71:58
Label Hillsong Music Australia
Producer Andrew Crawford, Joel Houston, Michael Guy Chislett
Hillsong United chronology
The I Heart Revolution: With Hearts as One
Across the Earth: Tear Down the Walls
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Christian Music Zine A[1]

Across the Earth: Tear Down the Walls (stylized as [a_CROSS // the_EARTH] :: Tear Down The Walls[2]) is the name for the 11th Hillsong United Album. It was released in Australia on 9 May 2009. The album reached No. 22 on the ARIA Albums Chart.[3]

Originally a two-part project, the plans were later scrapped[citation needed].

Track listing[edit]

Album release
No. Title Writer(s) Worship leader(s) Length
1. "Freedom Is Here" Reuben Morgan, Scott Ligertwood Jad Gillies 5:39
2. "No Reason to Hide" Matt Crocker, Joel Houston Joel Houston, Jonathon Douglass 4:42
3. "More Than Anything" Joel Davies, Braden Lang David Ware, Jonathon Douglass 3:53
4. "King of All Days" Dylan Thomas Dylan Thomas, Annie Garratt 6:18
5. "Desert Song" Brooke Ligertwood Brooke Ligertwood 4:40
6. "Oh You Bring" Matt Crocker Matt Crocker 7:02
7. "Tear Down the Walls" Joel Houston, Matt Crocker Joel Houston 10:21
8. "Soon" Brooke Ligertwood Brooke Ligertwood 5:47
9. "You Hold Me Now" Reuben Morgan, Matt Crocker Matt Crocker 8:27
10. "Arms Open Wide" Sam Knock Sam Knock 6:17
11. "Your Name High" Joel Houston Jonathon Douglass 5:04
12. "Yours Forever" Joel Davies, Braden Lang Joel Davies 3:39
Total length: 71:57


  • Worship leaders – Joel Houston, Brooke Ligertwood, Jad Gillies, Annie Garratt, Jonathon Douglass, Matt Crocker, David Ware, Sam Knock, Dylan Thomas, Joel Davies.
  • Drums – Simon Kobler, Brandon Gillies
  • Bass – Adam Crosariol, Ben Whincop
  • Electric Guitars – Michael Guy Chislett, Timon Klein, Joel Hingston, Jad Gillies, Dylan Thomas, Andrew Hood, Nigel Hendroff
  • Acoustic Guitars – Joel Houston, Jad Gillies, Brooke Ligertwood, Nigel Hendroff
  • Keys – Autumn Hardman, Peter James, Ben Tennikoff, Michael Guy Chislett


Chart (2009) Peak
Australian ARIA Albums Chart 22
New Zealand Albums Chart 21
U.S. Billboard 200 21
U.S. Billboard Christian Albums 1
U.S. Billboard Digital Albums 56
Australia iTunes Top Albums Chart 1
U.S. iTunes Top Albums Chart 1
Year-end charts
Chart (2009) Position
US Billboard Christian Albums 22[4]
Preceded by
City of Black & White by Mat Kearney
...In Shallow Seas We Sail by Emery
Billboard Christian Albums number-one album
13 June 2009 – 20 June 2009
27 June 2009 – 4 July 2009
Succeeded by
...In Shallow Seas We Sail by Emery
The Sound by Mary Mary


  1. ^ Christian Music Zine review
  2. ^ Hillsong Official Website[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography Hillsong". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Best of 2009 Christian Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2009. Retrieved 3 December 2012. 

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