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V Michael McKay Pens A New Classic

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Composer V. Michael McKay writes the songs that inspire people to sing all across the world.  A sample of his body of work includes The Battle Is ThVMMe Lord’s and The Good Shepherd (both recorded by Yolanda Adams) , The Potter’s House (Tramaine Hawkins),  Intercession (Kim McFarland), All In His Hands (Florida Mass Choir and Dr. Charles G Hayes’ Cosmopolitan Church of Prayer Choir), Broken But I’m Healed (Byron Cage), The Corinthian Song (Kathy Taylor), I’m Still Here (Albertina Walker) and Oh Jesus (Dorothy Norwood).  McKay adds to his list of classics with the release of his new song Rest (For My Yoke Is Easy) making the rounds at radio.

The two time Dove Award winner said the song’s strong and deliberate message  are derived from scripture and his upbringing.  “These were words that I heard my mother and her mother recite with such conviction as I was growing up. When we realize that Jesus gives us a special invitation (to come to Him) in Matthew 11:25-30 and the invite allows us to bring our worries, our frustrations and our fears and in turn He gives us his rest. We can exchange our weakness for His strength. I Peter 5:7 is interspersed in the middle of the song, and what a joy it is to know we can cast every care upon Jesus and realize the load is not too heavy for Him to bear. For the weary, wounded and disappointed, there is rest. The world is teetering in a state of uncertainty and confusion, and in the midst of the turmoil. God offers us His peace and his rest.

A special release of the song heads to digital outlets in a couple of weeks.