Northern Ireland based songwriter and worship leader Nathan Jess has released a video for his song 'Hearts Of The Fathers' from his worship album 'Phoenix'. He is also planning to be on the road in the Autumn with 'The Phoenix Tour' which will be coming to the UK, Europe and North America.
"I’ve been so moved to see the positive reaction to Phoenix and hear many stories about how different songs from the record have blessed and been a comfort to people", explained Nathan.
"It’s a long journey - right from the birth of these songs and seeing people start to engage with them live, before getting to the point of capturing them along the way to create a record. It can be a little nerve wracking letting the wider public in on what you have been seeking and finding in God and creating in response to His goodness and leading. However, there is no better encouragement to know that God is using them in ways you could never have imagined.
Having had an incredible launch of the record in Belfast, I have been loving taking this record on the road. We just played an amazing show in Rotterdam, Netherlands with Casting Crowns to 11,000 people and I’m really looking forward to being at the summer festivals across the UK as well as trips to lead at events throughout Europe throughout the summer months.
Hearts Of The Fathers feels like a very poignant song for the chaotic environment we currently see all around us. You don’t have to look far to find broken homes or to see broken lives left in ruins by the destructive powers of evil at work in our world. Harrowing acts in the name of religion seem to fill our news feed and leave us feeling hopeless.
The incredible thing is that our God is a God who longs to rebuild and restore, pouring hope back into these desolate places. He alone is faithful to heal us and save us and bring peace to communities and nations. He is faithful even to turn the hearts of the fathers and their children back toward each other, a symbol of the very foundational relationships of our lives being renewed in Him.
It is my prayer that Gods healing hand would move like never before, working all things for His good, for He is good."