Arden, North CarolinaÂ â€” In its never-ending journey to spread Christâ€™s message of hope and deliverance through their music, 11th Hour has been growing audiences with the contemporary style thatâ€™s won them acclaim throughout the world of southern gospel music. The third release in a series of new songs recorded since their latest full-length project â€” and the groupâ€™s latest radio single â€” â€œWhosoever Will May Comeâ€ is a celebratory invitation that features Logan Smith.
With rootsy fiddle and dobro featured alongside crackling electric guitar and piano, the new song has a strong country flavor underpinning its welcoming message.Â Urging all in need of healing to come to Christ, its joyous chorus, which neatly entwines Logan Smithâ€™s passionate lead with overlapping harmonies from Amber Eppinette and Jaquita Lindsay, draws on Revelations 22:17 for its imagery:
If youâ€™re thirsty, come to the river of life and drink
If youâ€™re hurting thereâ€™s a healer who will meet your every need
All are welcome, thereâ€™s an open invitation for everyone
No matter who you are or what youâ€™ve done
Every single whosoever will may come
â€œWhosoever Will May Comeâ€ goes on to emphasize the universality of salvation, addressing its call to â€œevery nation, tribe and tongueâ€ before a more restrained bridge pares the message down to the simplest of words â€” â€œCome, come, if youâ€™re hungry thereâ€™s a tableâ€ â€”then yields to an even more triumphant series of choruses that display the groupâ€™s energetic, sophisticated vocal arrangements.
â€œWhen I first heard â€˜Whosoever Will May Come,â€™ I loved the hook and timely message,â€ enthuses Smith. â€œAmber wrote the song with Kenna Turner West and Jason Cox.Â Anytime those three get in a room, itâ€™s bound to be good, and this one is no exception to their list of great songs!”
â€œIâ€™ll never forget the first time I heard the line, â€˜no matter who you are, or what youâ€™ve done,â€™â€ he adds. â€œThat means everyone! Thereâ€™s nothing you could do or have ever done thatâ€™ll keep Jesus from loving YOU! Weâ€™re all a â€˜whosoever,â€™ and I think this song will touch a lot of people. Iâ€™m honored to sing this great tune!â€
Listen to “Whosoever Will May Come” HERE.