Newsboys - We Believe
"We Believe" is a Christian contemporary worship song. The song was written by Richie Fike, Matt Hooper and Travis Ryan and copyrighted by Life Worship (PRS), Travis Ryan Music (ASCAP), Integrity Worship Music (ASCAP), Integrity's Praise! Music (BMI) (administered at CapitolCMGPublishing).
The song was made famous by the Christian rock band Newsboys in 2013 when they included it in their album Restart. The songwriter Travis Ryan included a live version of the song in his own 2015 EP You Hold It All. It was also included in his 2016 live album Until My Voice Is Gone both released on Integrity Music label.
"We Believe" is mainly based on both the Apostles' Creed and the Nicene Creed translating the historic confession of the church's faith into a communal affirmation and helps the Christian church to contextualize its confession of faith in the Triune God (the Christian doctrine of the Trinity): The song asserts a Christian's fundamental beliefs saying "let our faith be more than anthems, greater than the songs we sing". The refrain emphasizes faith and "belief in God the Father, in Jesus Christ, The Holy Spirit, the crucifixion, that Jesus conquered death with His Resurrection, and that Jesus is coming back again".
The songwriter Travis Ryan describes the song as "just foundationally what we believe as a church". Regarding the Newsboys having a commercial success with it, Travis Ryan commented: "God took that song on a journey, and He has used Newsboys to carry that song around the world."
Newsboys (sometimes stylised as newsboys) are a Christian rock band founded in 1985 in Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia, by Peter Furler and George Perdikis. The band has released 17 studio albums, 6 of which have been certified gold. As of 2019, the band consists of lead vocalist Michael Tait (formerly of DC Talk), drummer and percussionist Duncan Phillips, keyboardist and bassist Jeff Frankenstein, and guitarist Jody Davis. In addition to performing music, the band has appeared in the films God's Not Dead, God's Not Dead 2, and God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness.
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