The church leaders in China were asked to gather together the worship leaders from their churches that bare themselves before God as they lead the believers in worship.
We asked them to sing the songs that are typical for the Christmas season – in China. In the west we sing a range of Christmas songs that are familiar to us all. In China, which has long been a Communist nation, there are no such traditions established. The nation does not highlight the celebration of Christmas like you and I are used to. Nor do they sing the traditional Christmas songs that we have come to enjoy and love so much over the years.
Instead the Chinese church has developed its own musical Christmas traditions.
Back to Jerusalem took the unique opportunity to record the authentic voices of the underground church, as they sang their Christmas songs to us. The songs are full of message, meaning and the true reason for this season.
We also knew you were curious to hear for yourself what worship in China sounds like!
We wanted to share with you the distinctive way in which the Chinese church worships Christ. It is raw. It is real. It is not what you are used to.
We recorded it, and were floored by the exercise. As we recorded the many voices of the church, we were broken and touched by the authenticity they brought to the recording studio – a beat down little hotel in western China.
When you listen to these Christmas songs, you will not recognize many of the tunes, nor will you understand the lyrics. You must allow yourself to go beyond the unfamiliar tunes and the peculiar language. If you do, you will notice that your spirit will miraculously, somehow, still understand. You will be drawn into the worship and soon will find yourself worshiping too.
Here is your chance to connect with heaven, along with the Christians of the underground church of China, all in Mandarin.
For a donation of $25 or more to Iraq you can download nine raw and authentic Chinese Christmas songs this season. Please be sure to include an email address were we can send the download link.
We exist to help the Chinese Church fulfill the vision they have received from God to take the good news to the nations in the 1040 window. The large majority of these peoples and nations are located in-between China and Jerusalem. The Chinese call this missionary movement 'Back to Jerusalem'.
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