Oh Lord Lead Us
Label: Identity Records
Release Date: October 29, 2021
It comes as no surprise to long-time readers and viewers that Boomerocity is a fan of not only Journey, but each of the members of the bands – especially Jonathan Cain whom we’ve interviewed him three times (here, here, and here) beginning in 2011 which would mark the beginning of some major changes in his life.
If you read his autobiography, Don’t Stop Believin’, you know that, among those changes have been the renewing of his faith and co-ministering with his wife of almost seven years, Pastor Paula White. Jonathan serves as worship leader at their church, City of Destiny, in Orange County, Florida.
Additionally, since that first interview, Cain was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 2017with his fellow and former Journey band members.
You will also already know that Jonathan is very open and vocal about his faith and that one of the obvious ways that he shares about his faith is through Christian music, having released six Christian albums of the seventeen solo albums he’s released.
That is, until now.
Jonathan Cain globally releases his six-song EP, Oh Lord Lead Us, today (Oct. 29) from Identity Records with The Fuel Music distribution. The EP precedes Cain’s upcoming and sixth solo album in as many years (release date to be announced) and continues this iconic artist’s offerings of faith-inspired new music.
Following the release of his biggest solo hit to date with the title track “Oh Lord Lead Us,” which was featured by American Songwriter, The 700 Club, ABC Audio, Worship Leader, Ultimate Classic Rock and many more, Cain’s new EP is a beautifully crafted musical invitation to prayer, renewal and commitment.
“It’s not just ‘I go to church,’ it’s a love exchange, a love surrender,” shares Cain, who leads worship weekly at City Of Destiny where his wife, Paula White-Cain, is the Senior Pastor. “We have a 24/7 God, and every year we need to reestablish a covenant with our faith and recommit with praise, worship and prayer. The more you can commit, the more blessed you will be.”
Cain, who is earning his pilot’s license, likens it to flying an airplane. “You can’t just halfway be a pilot, you have to be all in.”
Sharing his personal faith story along with new music in December on the debut episode of the Pure Flix show, “Rockin On Heavens Door,” Cain’s “Oh Lord Lead Us” will also serve as the show’s theme song, opening each episode that is set to feature other well-known musical guests.
In addition to the title song, Oh Lord Lead Us includes “Something Greater,” named after and inspired by his wife’s acclaimed book, and the American Songwriter-premiered “Beautiful Thunder.”
“There’s a conversation going on up there as sound waves roll across the land,” thought Cain as he watched a recent storm near his home in Florida. “You can feel the earth shake, the ground beneath your feet rolling. It’s one of the only places you can see power like that. This is a way that God can get to us, how He got to me. Next time people hear a thunderstorm, I hope they think of this song.”
Roll on, roll on
Mighty waves that shake the ground
Roll on, roll on
Move with glorious sound
(From “Beautiful Thunder” chorus)
Produced by Cain, mixed by David Kalmusky (Justin Bieber, The Fray, Keith Urban), mastered by GRAMMY Award-winning Adam Ayan (Paul McCartney, Carrie Underwood, Foo Fighters), Oh Lord Lead Us was recorded at Cain’s state-of-the-art Addiction Sound Studios in Nashville with select parts done remotely.
The full Oh Lord Lead Us EP track listing follows:
- ) Oh Lord Lead Us
- ) Pray to the Father
- ) Worship Our Way
- ) Beautiful Thunder
- ) Something Greater
- ) No One But You Jesus
With more solo music, a songwriting event and a Christmas concert to be announced in the near future, Cain, with his band Journey, closed the second and final night of the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas Sept. 18 in an iHeart-lauded “epic performance.” Featured this week in the Wall Street Journal, Cain also led worship during the Unleashed Conference hosted by Paula White Ministries (Sept. 30 – Oct. 3).