Cody Carnes Releases New Song with Kari Jobe
GRAMMY-nominated worship leader Cody Carnes releases another song, "Forever & Amen" with Kari Jobe, from his forthcoming album God is Good!. The new song is the final track to be released before the album releases later this month on September 30th. In addition to the song, the live video performance premieres on YouTube today.
"'Forever & Amen' is a song about prayer and has reminded me of the power of the secret place," shares Cody Carnes. "One of my favorite scriptures has become Psalm 116:2 (NLT), Because He bends to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath! What a powerful picture - God is bending to listen to our prayers. We created this song with new melodies around the Lord’s Prayer and extra space to help create an atmosphere for that time of prayer with God. I pray it reminds you how important it is to do what Jesus teaches us in Matthew 6, When you pray, go into your most private room, close the door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will reward you."
Co-written by Carnes, Jason Ingram, and Reuben Morgan, the new song also features Carnes' wife and worship leader Kari Jobe.
Kari Jobe adds, "This song feels really special. Our prayer is that it provides space to get alone with God and spend time in the secret place to lay your burdens down, hear from God's heart and get a fresh perspective of His sovereignty and faithfulness."
The upcoming album, God is Good!, was captured this summer during a special two-night worship event at Belonging Co. in Nashville. Special guests Kari Jobe, Natalie Grant, and Benjamin William Hastings join Carnes for the new album. The album is Carnes' first live-recorded project and features 12 tracks available for pre-order now. He shares about this project along with his story recently on the newest episode of K-LOVE's On Demand show "Empty Stage with Andrew Greer."