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Kari Jobe

Kari Jobe Sings "The Blessing" Over Families Around the World

Written by Lindsay Williams

When Kari Jobe, her husband Cody Carnes, and Elevation Worship's Steven Furtick and Chris Brown wrote "The Blessing" in March, they never imagined the miles their prayerful ballad would travel. Jobe, Carnes and Elevation Worship performed it live at Elevation Church just days after they initially penned the song. Since then, "The Blessing" has been sung in multiple languages around the world by choirs and churches in the United Kingdom, Canada and Zimbabwe, among other countries. Jobe and Carnes have also led it at their home church, The Belonging Co, in Nashville, Tenn., where they've seen the beauty of the song take root firsthand.

Bearing the reminder that God is for us, the song's verses are taken straight from Numbers 6:24-26 (NLT): "May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show his favor and give you his peace." It's a prayer for families and a special one for parents to pray over their children. It's become a lullaby Jobe sings over her own two sons, Canyon and Kingston, every night.

"I have cried so many times as I've watched different people all over the world declaring 'The Blessing' over their families, their churches and their nations," Jobe says of the song's global impact. "God is a God of His Word, and this song is straight from Scripture. I love how He never changes and is always with us and for us. That brings so much peace, especially in a season of disappointment, uncertainty and fear like we have all been walking through this year. 'The Blessing' is truth that we can declare daily over our lives, families and others. So grateful."

To compliment the original live rendition of "The Blessing," Jobe recently released three new variations of the song, all featuring Carnes: a powerful studio version, a string-infused cinematic version and a condensed radio version.

Jobe is currently working on more new music, slated to release later this year.

About Kari Jobe

Kari Jobe released her self-titled debut album back in February 2009 and captivated people immediately with her heart for worship. Her rendition of "Revelation Song" made her an instant favorite worldwide and helped her earn two Dove Awards. Kari was surrounded by worship music for as long as she can remember, "I grew up in a Christian home, my family ministered a lot at local churches," she says. "I grew up in a ministry culture where people connected to God through music and through the Word."

Besides being a powerful vocalist and songwriter, Kari Jobe is also a commanding worship leader at Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas. She started leading worship at the young age of 13, and hasn't stopped ever since. "My heart for worship is my life, my passion, it's what I love more than anything in the world," says Kari. "And to me it's not about music and it's not about just writing songs, but it's about connecting people to the heart of God and to the presence of God."

Kari's song "Steady My Heart" is an encouragement for anyone going through struggles in life, and a reminder that God is a refuge through the storms of life. It was a follow up to her single "We Are;" an organic and heartfelt song about letting your light shine for Christ.

"I'm called to impact other people and shine a light, just by living life," Kari mentioned in an interview with Scott and Kelli about "We Are." "You don't have to do anything extra special, you just need to be filled with the Spirit of God." 

Kari's album Majestic, features the single "I Am Not Alone," a song about God's promised and constant presence over every hill we climb and through every valley we walk through.  The highs and lows are a certainty in one's life, and Keri reminds us that God's presence is equally certain.

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