"Battle Is the Lord's"
Battle Is the Lord's Single Artwork
Single by Rebecca St. James featuring Brandon Lake
Released12 June 2020 (2020-06-12)
Recorded2020
GenreContemporary worship music
Length3:55
LabelHeritage Music Group
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Rebecca St. James singles chronology
"I Will Praise You"
(2011)
"Battle Is the Lord's"
(2020)
"Together (Acoustic Version)"
(2020)
Brandon Lake singles chronology
"We Are the Kingdom"
(2020)
"Battle Is the Lord's"
(2020)
"I Need a Ghost"
(2020)
Music videos
"Battle Is the Lord's" (Acoustic) on YouTube
"Battle Is the Lord's" (Lyrics) on YouTube

"Battle Is the Lord's" is a song performed by Australian Christian pop singer Rebecca St. James featuring American contemporary worship musician Brandon Lake. The song was released on 12 June 2020,[1] as the lead single to her fifth extended play, Dawn (2020).[2] St. James co-wrote the song with Heath Balltzglier, Seth Condrey, and Tedd Tjornhom.[3] Seth Mosley collaborated with Tedd Tjornhom in the production of the single.

Background

On 10 June 2020, Heritage Music Group announced that Rebecca St. James would be releasing her first single in nine years, titled "Battle Is the Lord's," on 12 June 2020.[4] St. James shared the story behind the song,[5] saying:

In working with the song over this last year on and off, it just represents to me the fact that God has gone before me with my music and with this calling. This song has ministered to me that the battle is the Lord’s and I can rest in Him. He’s fighting for me, He’s gone before me, He’s called me to this and I don’t have to fear.

Composition

"Battle Is the Lord's" is composed in the key of G major with a tempo of 160 beats per minute.[6]

Commercial performance

"Battle Is the Lord's" debuted on the Christian Airplay chart dated 27 June 2020, at No. 45.[7] The song went on to peak at No. 34 and had spent fifteen non-consecutive weeks on the chart.[8]

"Battle Is the Lord's" debuted at No. 48 on the US Hot Christian Songs chart dated 8 August 2020.[9]

Music videos

The official lyric video for the "Battle Is the Lord's" was availed by Rebecca St. James on 15 June 2020, to YouTube.[10] The acoustic performance video of the song was published on St. James' YouTube channel on 1 July 2020.[11][12] On 24 July 2020, St. James uploaded the audio video of the song on YouTube.[13]

Charts

Chart (2020) Peak
position
US Christian Songs (Billboard)[14] 48
US Christian Airplay (Billboard)[8] 34

Release history

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Various June 12, 2020 Heritage Music Group [1]
United States Christian radio [15]

References

  1. ^ a b "Battle Is the Lord's - Single by Rebecca St. James on Apple Music". Apple Music. United States. Apple Inc. 12 June 2020. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
  2. ^ Clarks, Jessie (12 June 2020). "Rebecca St. James Releases 'Battle Is The Lord's' – CCM Magazine". CCM Magazine. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
  3. ^ "Battle Is The Lord's | Chords, Lyrics and Sheet Music | SongSelect®". SongSelect. CCLI. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
  4. ^ Clarks, Jessie (10 June 2020). "Rebecca St. James Bows First New Single In Nine Years". The Christian Beat. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
  5. ^ Young, Abby (18 August 2020). "Behind The Song: Phil Wickham Shares The Heart Behind His Song "Battle Belongs" | Freeccm.com". Freeccm.com. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
  6. ^ "Key & BPM for Battle Is the Lord's by Rebecca St. James, Brandon Lake | Tunebat". Tunebat. 12 June 2020. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
  7. ^ "Christian Airplay | Billboard". Billboard. Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group. 24 June 2020. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
  8. ^ a b "Rebecca St. James Chart History (Christian Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
  9. ^ "Hot Christian Songs Chart | Billboard". Billboard. Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group. 5 August 2020. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
  10. ^ "Rebecca St. James - Battle Is The Lords [Official Lyric Video] - YouTube". YouTube. YouTube, LLC. 15 June 2020. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
  11. ^ "Rebecca St. James - Battle Is the Lord's (feat. Brandon Lake) [Acoustic] - YouTube". YouTube. YouTube, LLC. 1 July 2020. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
  12. ^ Clarks, Jessie (1 July 2020). "Rebecca St. James "Battle Is The Lord's" Acoustic Video". The Christian Beat. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
  13. ^ "Battle Is the Lord's - Rebecca St. James (feat. Brandon Lake) - YouTube". YouTube. YouTube, LLC. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
  14. ^ "Rebecca St. James Chart History (Hot Christian Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
  15. ^ "Rebecca St. James - Battle is the Lord's (feat. Brandon Lake) - Daily Play MPE®Daily Play MPE®". Daily Play MPE®. Destiny Media Technologies Inc. 11 June 2020. Retrieved 27 October 2020.

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