Featuring anthemic ‘Living Proof’; latest offering penned through major medical trial
Today, Integrity Music releases the newest music offering from David and Nicole Binion, titled “Glory of Eden” (click here). Recorded live at TBN Studios in Dallas, this is the eighth career album to release from the husband and wife team and their third with Integrity Music.
The songs began to form for “Glory of Eden” more than two years ago when David was suffering from a corneal ulcer in his eye, which threatened to permanently take his sight.
Yet while his physical vision was nearly gone, David's spiritual vision was clearer than ever before. He did the one thing that comes most naturally to him: he wrote it all down. Raw journaling formed the foundation for what became “Glory of Eden.”
“It was like God was saying, ‘The devil’s going to try to take your vision; I’m really going to give you vision now,' " David recently shared.
After weeks of medical treatment, David eventually received a cornea transplant.
A press release said, “Even in his darkest moments during this time in his life, David was in the presence of God like never before – an experience he can only describe as the ‘glory of Eden’ – the birthplace of man, made in the image of God. Ever since the fall, humanity has been striving to get back to that garden.”
"I wouldn’t trade the experience I’ve had in the presence of God for the price that it cost me,” David said.
With “Glory of Eden,” David and Nicole said they hope to bring a small piece of heaven back to earth.
The presence of God permeates through everything the Binion's do, including founding Dwell Church in Dallas, which quickly became the motivation behind the couple’s first two Integrity Music projects, “Dwell: A Live Worship Experience,” and 2019’s “Dwell: Christmas (Live).”
“We want to create that place in worship where people can walk with God,” David said. “The album starts as a blank canvas, and as you sing the lyrics, people can see the picture come to life.”
The album's anchor song, “Living Proof” featuring Steffany Gretzinger, quickly took on a life of its own when it was first sung at their church last Easter.
“Our church went crazy. They just loved it,” Nicole explained. "You try out a song, and you’re like, ‘Is this going to hit well with people?’ And it was so powerful.”
The official live performance video for "Living Proof" can be viewed here.
“Glory of Eden” also is a testament to the art of collaboration. Along with teaming up with guest vocalists such as Gretzinger, William McDowell, MDSN and Travis Greene, “Here Comes The Glory” was penned line by line as the Binions wrote it in different cities with Leeland Mooring, Israel Houghton and McDowell.
“It was just many pieces of the puzzle causing this whole idea to come to life – like a mosaic,” David said. “It paints part of the tapestry of this album.”
“I think our heart is always for people to walk away from an album or worship experience that we have led with a deeper appreciation for the presence of God,” Nicole said. “We hope they discover more of God than they have experienced before and that, ultimately, they walk away looking more like Jesus.”
Married for 25 years, the Binions have worked with myriad artists, evangelists and organizations representing the global church. Prior to planting their church, Dwell in Dallas, David and Nicole served as worship pastors for the multi-campus Covenant Church in Texas, spearheading Covenant Worship's critically acclaimed albums “Take Heart,” “Kingdom” and “Sand & Stars.” After a decade with their Covenant family, the couple stepped away in 2017 to pursue a long-held dream, launching Dwell Ministries to mentor and train a new generation of worshipers, worship leaders, and church creatives.
The Binions, who serve as guest hosts for TBN’s flagship “Praise!” program, also have a weekly show with the network called "Worship With The Binion's and Friends," airing every Wednesday evening at 10:30 p.m. ET. They are hosting Dwell Conference in Dallas July 15-17.
Visit BinionWorship.com for more information and the latest tour schedule.