William Murphy can always be counted on to deliver anointed praise and worship; it is part of his DNA. The pastor and singer possibly best known for his stirring lead vocals on Shekinah Glory’s seminal “Praise Is What I Do” has been living and breathing praise and worship for most of his life and, on February 5, gives the Gospel community a new dose of his musical gift with the release of "God Chaser."
“There is no doubt that William Murphy, III was born to worship,” says Bishop Paul S. Morton. “His life is evident of the special calling and anointing that God has on his life. He has not only caused me to go to deeper depths in my time of worship, but he has blessed the lives of so many across the globe.”
Murphy continues in his calling, continues to bless people around the globe, with "God Chaser" – which Murphy says is a collection of prophetic songs, known in the church as “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.”
“I really believe that as people embrace the music and embrace the prophetic message in these songs, people’s lives are going to take a shift, and it’s going to help bring people into new seasons,” says Murphy.
The first single, “You Reign,” is quickly approaching Top-10 at Gospel radio. “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.”
"God Chaser" also includes the rapturous ballad “Make Me Righteous;” “Praying for You” a song of bold exhortation to listeners; and “You Are My Strength” – a beautiful, acoustic song that declares total dependence on God.
“I’m excited about the prophetic message and release in these songs,” says Murphy. “I really believe that things are going to get better and easier. My prayer is that, through hearing these songs, people will realize that God has already moved on their behalf; that they can hold and keep their heads up.”
William Murphy is General Overseer of Worship for the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship and is Senior Pastor of the dReam Center church in Atlanta. "God Chaser" is in stores February 5.