Bethel Music releases 'have It All' Friday, March 11th
Bethel Music, the worship ministry of Redding, CA-based Bethel Church, launches its next major, multi-artist recording, Have It All, internationally Friday, March 11. The first live recording at Bethel Church since 2012’s For The Sake of The World, Bethel Music’s Have It All features Brian and Jenn Johnson, Jeremy Riddle, Steffany Gretzinger, Amanda Cook, William Matthews, Jonathan David Helser, Paul and Hannah McClure, Kalley Heiligenthal, Josh Baldwin and Bethel newcomers Leeland and Cory Asbury.
This collective of creatives share in each others’ experiences as they drink deeply from the well of community forged from decades of worshipping and living life. Over the course of the past several years, the worship leaders who call Bethel home have walked through seasons of loss, grief, joy and victory, not only as a body of believers, but also as friends who feel like family. Turning those seasons into songs, the group created the blueprint for Have It All.
“When you’re friends with all these guys, and you know what they’ve walked through…and then a song comes out of that season, there’s always a backstory to it,” says Brian Johnson. “We all had similar things happen—whether good or bad—and this album goes to show that we all made it through the journey and we have something to show for it in the form of a song.”
Bethel hopes this fresh collection of songs inspire believers to abandon lives of half-hearted, lukewarm Christianity. “I think God’s calling the Church to be all in—nothing hidden, completely surrendered, going for it, and sold out,” says Jenn Johnson. “I think it’s a message that’s woven throughout this whole album… it’s a theme that weaves throughout all of our songs and definitely all of our lives.”
The first single and title track from the recording, “Have It All,” has already become the top-played track on Spotify’s Praise & Worship Songs playlist while also being billed as the No. 5 track on Spotify’s all-genre New Releases section.
From the white flag anthem of this title track to the hymn-like reverence of “Greatness of Your Glory” to the celebratory wonder of “Heaven Come” — a deeply personal cut penned after Jenn’s great-grandmother passed away — Have It All ;intends to breathe new life into the deadest places and plant seeds of truth deep within the heart and soul of listeners. Much like the woman who broke her jar of perfume over Jesus’ feet, giving Him the best she had, Bethel Music extends the new album as their own fragrant offering.
As the songs on Have It All are released worldwide, Bethel’s biggest desire is for the message to outweigh the person leading the song. “At the end of the day, I think it’s important that we’re pointing people to Him instead of even the songs or our movement,” says Brian. “I think it’s really important that…it wouldn’t just end with people looking at us, but that we’d be like signs to Him… If that happened, that would be enough for me, because then we’d feel like we did the work we’re called to do with this album.”