"New Wine" by Maverick City Music


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I've written about Maverick City Music, the multicultural, worship songwriting think-tank, many times before. They create powerful songs that are a blend of contemporary and black Gospel, and they also write songs in Spanish. Maverick City Music has also been able to work with popular names in worship songwriting in the United States (e.g. Bethel, Elevation).


Last month, they released a new song called "New Wine." As we begin a new year, this song helps us to ponder the ways God works in us for good, including new beginnings (sometimes involving painstakingly getting rid of the old). Lyrics below:


In the crushing

In the pressing

You are making new wine

In the soil

I now surrender

You are breaking new ground

So I yield to You into Your careful hand

When I trust You I don't need to understand

So, make me Your vessel

Make me an offering

Make me whatever

You want me to be

I came here with nothing

But all You have given me

Jesus, bring new wine out of me

'Cause where there is new wine

There is new power

There is new freedom

And the Kingdom is here

I lay down my old flames

To carry Your new fire today

'Cause where there is new wine

There is new power

There is new freedom

And the Kingdom is here

I lay down my old flames

To carry Your new fire today

So just breathe on us

Won’t You breathe on us

Won’t You breathe on me

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