Here Be Lions takes its name from the ancient mapping tradition in which explorers marked unknown, dangerous territory with a symbol and the phrase "Here Be Lions." Originally meant as a warning, the phrase has become a call for the Here Be Lions team to advance God's kingdom and authority. They do so through focusing on discipleship, music and community with three ministry outreaches: Be Fierce, a discipleship resource for families, All About Worship, a worship resource for churches, and Healing Is Right, a resource for the sick and hurting.
The Here Be Lions worship team, including Smith, his wife Jeanna, James Galbraith, Jordan Clause, Jeremy Weedman and Garner McGregor, aspires to create music that welcomes the power and presence of God in expectation of salvation, healing and restoration. Only A Holy God delivers 12 songs of reverence and repentence written around the character of God and the forgiveness and wholeness found in Jesus.
Working with producer Jacob Sooter (Vertical Worship), Here Be Lions recorded the album live with guest vocalist Amanda Kinner and a small group of worshipers at Weston Barn near Kansas City, Missouri. Songwriters for the project include Smith, members of the HBL team and guest writers Sooter, Stu G (Delirious?), Joshua Silverberg (The Belonging) and Chris Quilala (Jesus Culture).
We're overwhelmed by the weight of Your glory. You're lifted higher as every knee bows down..."
For more information on the music and ministry of Here Be Lions, including spring/summer events, visit HereBeLions.org and Facebook/HereBeLions. Follow them on Instagram via @therealherebelions and follow Dustin Smith on Twitter via @herebedustin.
Sources: Integrity Music, GMA, ATR News Staff