It has been a few years since Gospel fans have heard new music from William Murphy, the pastor and singer possibly 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 CD release touches down at radio.
“You Reign” debuted at #22 with a bullet on the R&R Gospel chart, and at #26 on the Soundscan Digital Genre 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.” This Sunday Full Gospel churches around the country will sing the recorded version of the song – as they have decided to call October 7 “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.
“You Reign” is the first single off of Murphy’s upcoming CD GODCHASER. “The CD is a collection of what we call in the church ‘songs of the Lord.’ The essence of my ministry, my calling, is to usher people into the presence of the Lord in a way so powerful that they become true God chasers. That is the essence of my life. So the CD is a collection of prophetic songs that came to us in prayer and in times of worship.”
In addition to his role with Full Gospel, William Murphy is Senior Pastor of the Dream Center church in Atlanta.
William Murphy “You Reign” Lyric Video