This Is Our God

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This Is Our God Edited Edition
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Live album by Hillsong Worship
Released 5 July 2008
Recorded 9 March 2008
Venue Acer Arena, Sydney, Australia
Genre Contemporary worship
Length 77:13
Label Hillsong
Producer Joel Houston, Andrew Crawford, Reuben Morgan
Hillsong Music Australia
Live praise & worship chronology
Saviour King
(2007)
This Is Our God
(2008)
Faith + Hope + Love
(2009)

This Is Our God is the seventeenth album in the live praise and worship series of contemporary worship music by Hillsong Church. It was recorded live at the Acer Arena on 9 March 2008 by Reuben Morgan, Joel Houston, Darlene Zschech, and the Hillsong Live Worship team with a crowd of over 10,000 worshippers. The album opened at No. 2 on the ARIA Top 50 Albums Chart in Australia.[1]

Album information[edit]

This is Our God is the first Hillsong album since 1996 on which Darlene Zschech has not appeared as worship pastor, since Reuben Morgan officially became the new worship pastor of Hillsong in 2008. It also features a greater variety of singers, as the church's most traditional worship leaders are not as heavily featured.

This is the third album released under their new name 'Hillsong Live'. Even though Hillsong has been using the 'Live' logo on their albums since 2006's Mighty To Save as well as listing these albums under 'Hillsong Live' on their website for some time, This Is Our God is the first album to be officially released with 'Hillsong Live' listed as the artist name on the spine of the CD and DVD.

The Majority of the songs were written by Reuben Morgan, Darlene Zschech, Joel Houston, Michael Guglielmucci, Matt Crocker, Brooke Fraser, and Ben Fielding.

On 21 August 2008, Michael Guglielmucci of Planetshakers, the composer of the track "Healer", a song about his cancer struggle, admitted he had lied about ever having cancer.[2] Representatives of churches with which Guglielmucci had affiliations told the press they were totally unaware of this situation. In an email sent to Hillsong members, the church's general manager, George Aghajanian, said the news was even a shock to Guglielmucci's own family and that the suspended pastor was seeking professional help. The Australian Christian Churches promised that all money donated by listeners inspired by the song will be returned or donated to charity and is currently auditing Guglielmucci's bank accounts to determine the amount of funds raised.[3][4] The track "Healer" has since then been removed from the track listing in future releases of the album[5] though it has not been removed from the iTunes Store as an individually available track or as part of the album.

Track listing[edit]

CD

Track Song Songwriter 'Worship leader Lead supporting vocal Time
1 "Your Name High" Joel Houston Joel Houston Annie Garratt 3:55
2 "Run" Joel Houston Joel Houston Annie Garratt 3:20
3 "Desert Song" Brooke Fraser, Jill McCloghry Brooke Fraser, Jill McCloghry 4:11
4 "This Is Our God" Reuben Morgan, Jill McCloghry Reuben Morgan, Jill McCloghry Annie Garratt, David Ware 5:48
5 "He Is Lord" Ben Fielding Annie Garratt, Marcus Temu Reuben Morgan 4:54
6 "High and Lifted Up" Darlene Zschech, Mike Guglielmucci Darlene Zschech 4:37
7 "Stronger" Reuben Morgan, Ben Fielding Jad Gillies Darlene Zschech 4:26
8 "Healer" Mike Guglielmucci Darlene Zschech, Mike Guglielmucci Joel Houston 7:05
9 "You Are Here (The Same Power)" Dave George, Grant Pankratz Joel Houston, Darlene Zschech Mike Guglielmucci 2:51
10 "You Deserve" Matt Crocker, James Dunlop Sam Knock Jonathon Douglass, Annie Garratt 4:37
11 "Across the Earth" Reuben Morgan, Matt Crocker Matt Crocker Annie Garratt 4:29
12 "Where We Belong" Reuben Morgan, Joel Davies Joel Davies Reuben Morgan, Brooke Fraser 5:32
13 "Sing to the Lord" Mike Guglielmucci, Matt Crocker Marty Sampson Reuben Morgan, Brooke Fraser 6:43
14 "You'll Come" Brooke Fraser Darlene Zschech, Brooke Fraser Joel Houston 5:04
15 "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus" traditional Brooke Fraser 1:45
16 "With Everything" Joel Houston Joel Houston Darlene Zschech 7:55

DVD

  1. "Bible Reading & Prayer" (Isaiah 42:8-13) (Joel Houston)
  2. "Your Name High" (Joel Houston)
  3. "Run" (Joel Houston)
  4. "Across the Earth" (Matt Crocker)
  5. "Bible Reading" (Philippians 2:6-11)
  6. "This Is Our God" (Jill McCloghry and Reuben Morgan)
  7. "He Is Lord" (Annie Garratt and Marcus Temu)
  8. "High and Lifted Up" (Darlene Zschech)
  9. "Stronger" (Jad Gillies)
  10. "Bible Reading" (Isaiah 53:1-5) (Mike Guglielmucci)
  11. "Healer" (Mike Guglielmucci) [**Removed from current releases**]
  12. "You are Here (The Same Power) (Joel Houston) [**Removed from current releases**]
  13. "Bible Reading" (Isaiah 60:1-5, 18-22)
  14. "You Deserve" (Sam Knock)
  15. "Alive In You" [Author : Mike Guglielmucci & Scott Ligertwood] (Jonathon Douglass)
  16. "Bible Reading" (Psalm 66) (Jill McCloghry)
  17. "Desert Song" (Brooke Fraser and Jill McCloghry)
  18. "Sing to the Lord" (Marty Sampson)
  19. "Where We Belong" (Joel Davies)
  20. "Bible Reading" (Hosea 6:1-3) (Brooke Fraser)
  21. "You'll Come" (Brooke Fraser and Darlene Zschech)
  22. "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus" (Brooke Fraser)
  23. "With Everything" (Joel Houston)
  24. "Benediction" (Revelation 4:8, 11; 5:9-10, 12, 13b; Hebrews 13:20-21; 2 Corinthians 13:14) (Robert Fergusson)
  25. "With Everything" (Reprise/Instrumental) [Drum : Rolf Wam Fjell, Bass : Ntando 'Bob' Mpofu, Keyboard : Peter James]

Note: The DVD sub-menu "Song Selection" contains track listings for songs only. Spoken-word tracks may be accessed directly using navigation buttons while watching the feature

Documentary

  1. "This Is Our God"
  2. "Desert Song"
  3. "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus"
  4. "Your Name High" (Intro)
  5. "With Everything"

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 55
U.S. Billboard Christian Albums 2
U.S. Billboard Digital Albums 55
ARIA Top 50 Albums Chart (Australia) 2
Year-end charts
Chart (2008) Position
US Billboard Christian Albums 50[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography Hillsong". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Archived from the original on 5 July 2014. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Pastor Michael Guglielmucci spun gospel of lies". The Australian. 20 August 2008. Archived from the original on 22 August 2008. Retrieved 20 August 2008. 
  3. ^ "Fake illness preacher Michael Guglielmucci told to go to police". The Advertiser. 22 August 2008. Archived from the original on 21 August 2008. Retrieved 22 August 2008. 
  4. ^ "Pop star pastor lied about cancer". National Nine News. 21 August 2008. Retrieved 21 August 2008. 
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ "Year-end Christian Albums (2008)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2008. Retrieved 3 December 2012. 

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