“Once For All” is a new worship single released by Sixteen Cities on April 15th, 2014. Written by lead singer Josiah Warneking and guitarist Josh Miller, this song demonstrates the band’s decision to focus entirely on writing and creating authentic worship music for the church, with lyrics based and rooted in Scripture. “Once For All” is based on Romans 8 and 1 Peter 3:18, and is one of two singles released by Sixteen Cities this spring, the other being “Greater Is He” (released on March 18th). The band plans on releasing a new worship album of original songs in early summer 2014, before a busy lineup of summer camps and conferences.
“We have always been worshippers first and musicians second. And now, we believe strongly that God is calling us into a season of writing worship music that serves the church and draws people into authentic and passionate praise of our God. “Once For All” is based on Romans 8, and declares the powerful truth that nothing can separate us from God’s love; that Jesus redeemed the lost once and for all. All our new songs are based entirely on Scripture, and are intended to be congregational. We truly believe that this is who we are called to be, and we’re loving every minute.” - Josiah Warneking, lead singer for Sixteen Cities
The band’s upcoming worship project will feature brand new worship songs, as well as several recreations of classic hymns and songs. Part of this new direction can be attributed to Sixteen Cities’ new role as worship leaders for The Heights Baptist Church in Richardson, Texas. The band has a busy 2014 schedule leading worship for various camps, churches, and conferences. You can visit their website at www.sixteencities.com.read more