Bethel Music Collective artist Zahriya Zachary has released the Surrounded By Holy EP which includes a new live version of “Surrounded by Holy” recorded at this year’s Worship School. The introspective single was originally released as part of Bethel Music’s Come Up Here earlier this year and speaks to the majesty that God has created.
“”Surrounded by Holy” is about the throne room of heaven and the never-ending song that is taking place, as the saints and angels behold the lamb of God,” shares Zahriya. “Here on earth, when we enter into His presence, our natural response is to join in with the song of heaven. Leading this live at Worship School was such a powerful moment and there was no denying He was with us in that room. As we're filled with His presence, it leaves us in wonder and awe of Him.”
Born and raised in Spring, Texas, Zahriya Zachary didn’t come from a musical family, but her love of music began at the early age of six while learning to play the piano. She began leading worship when she was a freshman in college after the Lord clearly spoke to her and told her that it was time. Throughout her time in college, she began volunteering on her church’s worship team while the Lord was teaching her more about what it means to have a worshiper’s heart. Zahriya made her Bethel Music debut on Homecoming (2021) where she led “Back To Life” and joined Brian Johnson in leading “Hymn Of Heaven”. Her debut solo single, “Simple Ways”, was released in the summer of 2022 and reflects on the simple joys that often go overlooked in the chaos of day-to-day life. Most recently, she appears on Come Up Here (2023) leading “Surrounded By Holy”. Zahriya believes that worship is the place where we belong and her heart is that people will be led to Jesus through her.