Ian is a Christian worship leader and songwriter from Liverpool, UK. He leads musical worship at his home church Bootle Elim, and is married to Kate. They have 3 young children, Jackson, Elijah and Abiah. September 2016 saw the release of Ian’s 4th album, (his 3rd on 7Core Music) ‘Awaken To Love’ to rave reviews, and included ‘No Longer I’ co-written with Matt Redman, and the UKStep Fwd chart number 1 single ‘HighWire’.
It was followed up in 2019 with his ‘Deconstruction vol. 1’ mini album which contained the singles ‘Blackout’, “Belly Of The Beast’, ‘Hope Beyond Hope’ and ‘Deconstruction’ all of which proved popular on various Spotify editorial playlists and gained radio airplay across many stations in the UK, USA and Australia. ‘Belly Of The Beast’ and ‘Hope Beyond Hope’ both received 10/10 reviews from Tony Cummings at UK’s Cross Rhythms. Hope Beyond Hope featured in CCM Magazine’s ‘Best Thing I Heard Today’ in the USA, while ‘Deconstruction’ featured in Spotify’s official ‘New Indie and Alternative’ playlist.
‘Forgiven’ is a celebration song.Celebrating and declaring that we have been forgiven, that there is no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus and There’s nothing that can separate us from the love of Christ.A lot of the song is taken straight from Romans 8:34-39 34 Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written:“For your sake we face death all day long;we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
He loves this quote from Joseph Prince -‘Knowing that you are completely forgiven destroys the power of sin in your life’. My hope is that as we sing this song we will fully know that we are forgiven and nothing can separate us from God’s love.
Forgiven was released 21st February 2020
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