Morning will Come E.P.

$1,025 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 11 people in 39 months
SL
Shannon Lewis  BRUNSWICK, GA


Worship band Saint Lewis seeks to record a 2nd CD, "Morning will Come", bringing together themes of God's Sovereignty & His Intimacy.

We've already completed two songs from this upcoming project: "Your Mighty Hand", which has since - without radio promotion - seen airplay on upwards of 200 radio stations, & has been sung at roughy 250+ churches internationally, and "Your Will", which debuted in the iTunes top 200, selling over 500 copies in the first 3 days of its release. As a result, we've signed a publishing deal with Risen Music - a publisher focused on songs birthed within local churches - & it's proved to be a blessed friendship, indeed! Since, we've also released "When this Day Ends", a co-single with McKendree Augustas from Kari Jobe's band & Mark Seigel of Capital Kings. That is all just to say, we're stunned by what God has done so far, but are even more excited about what's next!

Trust, Hope, & Intimacy: a few of the major themes God's been teaching us. Our debut CD, "Songs from the Hope Farm", was a success in what it was intended to be: documentation of where we had begun - songs written within the context of a small youth group on St. Simons Island, out of the themes we had been studying and praying through as a movement. I equate that CD to the first mark you make on a door when measuring your child: I'm very proud of it but I believe God has called us to more.

These past couple of years have brought much change: I've not only switched churches, positions, & responsibilities, but the vision is much bigger. We're no longer writing just for our youth group (though I AM doing that, as well), nor only for MY church, but to serve the church at large, which is why these songs are all co-written with other worship pastors with a heart to do the same. To help make the best use of God's gifts, the time I've been given, and to have the greatest Kingdom-impact, I've partnered with worship pastors from Atlanta, Los Angeles, Tampa, Denver, Louisville, Greenville, Dallas, & Chicago to join my heart and mind with other creatives in the church, crafting a batch of songs that can both glorify God and serve all of our congregations corporately. "Songs from the Hope Farm" was primarily a collection of songs that blessed my friends and I - "Morning will Come" is to be a collection of songs to encourage the whole body of Christ, & serve church as a whole.

We've picked 8 songs:
1. Joy in the Morning (Shannon & Cyle Lewis, & Bobby Gilles)
2. Your Mighty Hand (Shannon Lewis, & David Dalton)
3. Your Will (Shannon Lewis, Gary Durbin, Bobby Gilles, & McKendree Tucker)
4. Carry me Across (Shannon Lewis, Jeff Chandler, & Jeff Jansen)
5. Won't Stop (Shannon Lewis, & Benji Cowart)
6. When this Day Ends (Mark Seigel, McKendree Augustas, & Shannon Lewis)
7. Wandering Heart (expanded remix)
8. God of Promises (Shannon & Cyle Lewis, & McKendree Augustas)

I want to be a good steward of these songs.

Originally intending to produced the rest of the CD independently, after multiple attempts in my home studio I just can't approach the professionalism with which Trey Roth produced the other two singles, nor can I afford the addition $3,500 PER SONG (that's a DISCOUNT - remember, this guy usually producing Casting Crowns, Third Day, & Fee, among others) to finish the CD at Trey's studio. HOWEVER, I've spoken to my producer, & we have a plan - & I'm hoping you're willing to be a part of it!

I'm excited about these songs, as many have already begun having an impact, and as my recent publishing agreement unfolds, these songs have an immediate potential reach in the hundreds of thousands. Through a special arrangement with a local studio, and Trey - our producer in Atlanta - I have worked out a way to get these songs recorded with the same professionalism/radio-readiness of "Your Mighty Hand" and "Your Will", while only costing me - tops - $1,000 per song! Doing so, we could wrap up our MORNING WILL COME E.P., & get this whole collection of songs out to the broader church at 1/4th the cost! Also, with significant label interest, international distribution of the project is highly likely once completed, making it possible to reach even MORE people with this message! Though $4,000 might sound like a chunk of change, God can do big things, & it's FAR more manageable than the $13,000+ I was looking at to finance the rest of the original project.

What I'm doing is personally reaching out to a very few people who have been encouragement in the past - who financially might be able to give towards this project - and who I suspect would be blessed by these songs, themselves. If we can get 8 donations of $500 each, we can knock this out. Our plan is to enter the studio locally wrapping it up in Atlanta, then tackling the next song - one by one - so hopefullying the CD will see the light of day this Winter.

As a friend, prayer-parter, encourager, and co-laborer with Christ, are you willing/able to help us complete this work that we started?
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Update 7
Posted by Shannon Lewis
19 months ago
Today is my birthday, & I won't lie - I've been so blessed by all of the well-wishing. It is my DREAM to wrap this project up, & I've got four songs left to record before this worship EP is ready to FLY, meaning I need about $3,000 to set this one FREE. If you were considering a gift, why not put that money towards the recording of some God-centered, Gospel-driven corporate worship anthems? My birth was significant, but my RE-birth in Jesus was life-defining - I'd love to celebrate "Daddy" God with these tunes, & you could make that possible! Happy birthday, indeed!
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Update 6
Posted by Shannon Lewis
20 months ago
What a blessing & encouragement it has been seeing what God has done with our last few corporate originals. I was notified by just ONE of the distributors of our loops/samples, & from that one site there were more than 75 downloads - that's 75 churches (at minimum - again, that info from was only one site - they're on several) singing these songs at their Sunday services just in the past 12 months - to date, "Your Mighty Hand" has been used by upwards of 300 churches - the songs that YOU made available to them with your GENEROUS support! THANK YOU!

I can't say it enough, THANK YOU!

Continuing the theme of God's goodness & His "bigness", & looking towards wrapping up the MORNING WILL COME E.P., - the end is in sight! We have 3 more songs in various states of pre-production; "Joy in the Morning", "Carry me Across", & "You don't Stop" - each co-written with other worship pastors from around the USA, & will be recorded - like "When this Day Ends" - leveraging those partnerships to increase each songs overall impact for the Kingdom. I AM EXCITED! That said, we need between $800 to $1,100 per song to wrap up this project.

We're closing in on it, & the goal is in sight! Thank you so much for your continued support!



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Update 5
Posted by Shannon Lewis
29 months ago
Coming soon: "When this Day Ends" by Saint Lewis, featuring McKendree Augustas & Mark Siegel! Thank you for your support, & remember, any additional gifts go towards the rest of our new CD!
Coming soon!
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Update 4
Posted by Shannon Lewis
29 months ago
Next week it happens. We'll wrap up recording, mixing, & mastering of our next single, "When this Day Ends". The original choice for next single was "Joy in the Morning", but circumstances beyond our control tangled that one up a bit. "When this Day Ends" was written during my last Nashville visit when I walked into the middle of a McKendree Augustas (of August York, & keys player for Kari Jobe), & Mark Siegel (Matt Maher, & Capital Kings) & was invited to contribute, writing the third verse. In a truly collaborative effort, all of the writers are equally contributing to the final track instrumentally & vocally, so the song is being released as "Saint Lewis, with McKendree Augustas & Mark Seigel", & will even feature a split lead vocal between McKendree & I, & lead guitar work by Nate Bedingfield (the guitarists on Aaron Shust's "God of Brilliant Lights"). I should have the mastered final track in hand by the 4th of July, & can't wait to share it with you all! Thanks for your support!
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$1,025 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 11 people in 39 months
Created September 23, 2013
SL
Shannon Lewis  
$100
Anonymous
37 months ago
BG
$50
Bobby Gilles
37 months ago

Kristen and I feel privileged to join with you and Cyle in this Kingdom endeavor. Thanks for including us!

CB
$25
Cana Bamberg
37 months ago

So excited for what God is doing!!!

$500
Anonymous
37 months ago
ML
$50
Mitch Lee
38 months ago
$50
Anonymous
38 months ago
JR
$50
Josh Roland
38 months ago
SL
$100
Shawn Lang
38 months ago (Offline Donation)
$25
Terry Timm
38 months ago

Can't wait to hear the new songs, Shannon. Thanks for the opportunity to partner with you!

CB
$25
Cathy Blankman
39 months ago
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