Christy Nockels Releases The Thrill Of Hope Renewed Christmas Album
Nockels Completely Reimagines Her Acclaimed Debut Christmas Album, Includes New Song "Is He Worthy," Plus Duet With Her Children; Launches "Night of Hope: A Family Christmas Tour" Beginning Dec. 7
Produced by her husband, Nathan Nockels (Passion, Matt Redman), this new offering is based on Christy's acclaimed debut Christmas album The Thrill of Hope (https://www.youtube.com/
Christy also shares her personal story behind her song "Amaryllis" on the album and will release her "Amaryllis Story" video on YouTube today. Receiving a potted amaryllis bulb from her sister-in-law, Christy learned that the Amaryllis plant blooms in the bleakness of winter, conditions that are counter-intuitive to new life – much like Jesus' arrival on Christmas.
"He certainly didn't arrive when conditions were perfect," reflects Christy. "In fact, He arrived in the midst of a silence in a winter that the world had never known and just when we thought we'd never see spring, heaven gave a King. He surprised the night. When we least expected it, His love broke through and He shined, pushing through the hardness of winter on our behalf."
Steeped in scriptural references from Isaiah, Genesis, Micah and more, The Thrill of Hope Renewed further includes the new song "Is He Worthy / The King is Coming." A blend of Andrew Peterson's "Is He Worthy" and Nockels' "The King Is Coming" prelude on her original Christmas release, the new recording now serves as the album's postlude.
Another standout track, "Make Good Your Christmas Day," which was a line out of "Our Christmas Song" on the last record, has been turned into a full-length song. The track became a sweet family affair as the Nockels' children, Elliana and Annie Rose, joined mom to sing the song.
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