Worship from devastation: Keren Silver’s new recording to be released in August
KehilaNews.com, Violet Chemiker, Jul 30, 2018
Coming from a musical family that worshipped together on a regular basis, Keren Silver has been singing for as long as she can remember and composed her first song around the age of 13 with the desire to see people come to God and experience His presence.
At 16, she became aware that God was calling her to share her gift with the world. She resisted for several years because of reluctance to be in the spotlight and feeling that it was not the right timing, but finally gave in and recorded Show Me Your Glory, which was released in 2014.
She thought that would be it. Her second album, King of Glory, due out in mid-August, wasn’t her idea either.
“Both albums came out of surrender to God and a desire to be faithful with the gift He gave me and not bury it in the ground,” she explained. “I see these songs as God’s songs, which He gives me in order to bless the body of believers in Israel in particular, as well as around the world.”
A number of the songs on the second album came out of a difficult season.
“I had gone through a stillbirth – the most difficult thing I’ve ever experienced. I was so shattered that I had a difficult time hearing God,” she said. “He started giving me songs containing His words and cut through the dark and difficult place I was in. One of the things that God showed me during that time was that He is the King of Glory, both in the good times and in the bad. He began to teach me that the purpose of our lives is to know Him, become more like Him, and take part in His glory. This also means knowing His suffering.”
It was then that she started singing again.