It has been a few years since Gospel fans have heard new music from William Murphy, the pastor and singer best known for the stirring lead vocals on Shekinah Glory’s seminal “Praise Is What I Do.”
But, all of that is now changing; as the first single from his upcoming album release touches down at radio.
“You Reign” debuted at No. 22 with a bullet on the R&R Gospel chart.
“The song is absolutely Sunday morning,” says Murphy. “It is one of those songs that anybody and everybody in church can sing and will sing – which makes for an explosive worship experience.”
The soaring praise and worship anthem has actually been a staple within the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship ever since Murphy, the organization’s General Overseer of Worship, presented it at a Full Gospel conference a few years ago.
“One of the young people at my church began writing the song, and I finished it. When I presented it at Full Gospel, everyone loved it and started singing that version at their churches. When I started this CD project, I knew I had to record ‘You Reign.’ It is just saying to God that He is our strength, our everything; that He reigns absolutely in our lives.”
On Sunday Oct 7, Full Gospel churches around the country will sing the recorded version of the song – they have decided to call it “You Reign Sunday” in support of William Murphy. Additionally, Murphy’s performance of the song will air on BET’s Bobby Jones Gospel December 23.