4 Jan 2013 by Adeline Lum-
RELENT is a Kuala Lumpur-based rock band whose music is a distinct cross breed of powerpop, pop-punk and alternative rock. Not only are they known for their passionate acoustic sessions and sincere lyrics, they are also a band that speaks against modern day slavery and injustice through the CYW (Change Your World) movement.
Their burning passion was evident for the Lord! One week ago, RELENT with Kelvin, Neil and Jude, released a new song called “The Greatest Gift.”
Lyrics of "The Greatest Gift" by RELENT:
“I'll sing to the one
Who is worthy to receive all blessing, honor and power
I'll sing to the one
Who gave his one and only son
The greatest gift, the greatest gift of all
I'll sing about the love
About the love I didn't deserve
I'll sing about the Father God
A Father I ignored
Coz now I've learned to love because you love
You showed it on the cross for all
You're the greatest gift, The greatest gift of all
When I was weak You gave me strength
You gave me hope when I'm in doubt
Why do You love? Why do You care for me?
You pick me up each time I fall
You've never given up on me
You're my friend, You're the greatest friend of all
Here I am, Forever I will worship
Here I am, forever I will worship you”
What kind of gift can be kept for eternity, given freely unconditionally and given regardless of whether we fail or succeed, good or bad?
Jesus said: Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:13)
Yes, the greatest gift comes from the greatest love that comes from Jesus Christ who died for our sins. Neil sang it right when he sang, “Who gave his one and only son. The greatest gift, the greatest gift of all.”
RELENT captured the heart of true gratitude to God. We can do nothing to repay God, but only offer a soft heart of worship, surrender and obedience He desires.
1 Samuel 15:22
But Samuel replied: "Does the LORD delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the voice of the LORD? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams
Since their formation in Kuala Lumpur, RELENT has reached more than 100,000 audiences in Malaysia, New Zealand, South Africa, the Philippines and the United Arab Emirates. To date, RELENT has released two albums, the “Acoustic Previews” and “More to Life”, with five live-changing songs in each album.
Praise the Lord!