How do I listen to music? For me, my qualifications are 3 things: lyric content, musicality and the most important one – SONG STORY. In worship songs, I believe that there’s more to it than proclaiming gospel lyrics and good vibes. It’s about the GOOD NEWS of the love of God in our lives and the AWESOME LOVE STORY of a Savior who died a beautiful death so we can reconciled with the Father who loved us first. It will never be about cheesy lyrics nor upbeat tunes, it’s the matter of the heart that wants to reach out to people. And that’s how the Filipino worship team Victory Worship wants to present to a lot of people.
As they released their new 3rd straight digital single “Beautiful Love,” Victory Worship aims to be true to their purpose of leading people towards “missional worship” to God through the Jesus Christ. This worship song is the follow-up ballad to its No.1 worship anthem, “Safe” which sung by Isa Fabregas.
“Beautiful Love” was written by Victory Worship member Lee Simon Brown with Every Nation Music songwriters Franklin Asuncion, Moira dela Torre (the singer behind the song “Malaya”), James Murrell, and Kensho Yo. The song takes inspiration from 1 John 4:10, which says,
“. . . true love is God’s love for us, not our love for God. He sent
his Son as the way to take away our sins . . . ” (ERV).
By combining the passion of Christ to take on a punishment He did not deserve, so that we may receive salvation that we did not earn. Taking inspiration from “Beautiful Love” makes the declaration that the kind of love that moved Jesus to take on this ultimate sacrifice, can only be described as beautiful.
As of now, this song is now no.1 at iTunes Philippines after their other new songs “Safe” and “Awit ng Bayan” released. This marks a good response in our Filipino music industry, as we launched our own worship songs not just in the Philippines but also around the world.