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“Abide” Inspires Reverence, Complete Dependency Upon Jesus For Everything

Christy Nockels Releases First Single, 'Abide,' From New Album Slated For This Fall

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NEWS SOURCE: Hoganson Media
June 10, 2022

Three-time GMA Dove Award-winning worship leader, singer-songwriter, author and podcaster Christy Nockels releases “Abide” today (June10) on Keeper’s Branch Records with global distribution via The Fuel Music. Available now at digital and streaming outlets worldwide via, “Abide” marks the first single from this acclaimed worship artist’s new album slated to release this fall (title to be announced).

Prior to recording the song, Christy led “Abide” at the recent IF:Gathering women’s event. After hearing stories of how the song ministered to those attending, inspiring them to live with a posture of complete surrender to God, she was encouraged to release the song herself with her producer and husband, Nathan Nockels (Passion, Matt Redman, Laura Story).

“I hope ‘Abide’ rises up in you like an anthem in these days,” says Christy. “I believe that our yielded and surrendered lives—even our complete dependency upon Jesus for everything—is the posture of our hearts that He loves the most!

“I am so very honored and excited to get to release ‘Abide’—a song that I’ve come to love over the past few months!” continues Christy. “It’s very rare for me as a songwriter to connect with and release a song that I didn’t write. That’s how much I believe in it and the message it carries!”

Written by Aaron Williams and Aaron Keyes, Christy first heard “Abide” during a Dwell Songwriting Retreat where she met Williams and his wife. Invited to lead and teach at the retreat with her husband, Christy discovered that she and Nathan had kindred spirits with the Williams’, each with a heart to bring theology and beauty together in the form of songs for the Church to sing in this season.

You’re the way the truth and the life

You’re the well that never runs dry

I’m the branch and You are the vine

Draw me close and teach me to abide

(“Abide” chorus lyrics.)

Like the theme of her first book published by Multnomah, The Life You Long For : Learning to Live from a Heart of Rest, “Abide” highlights some of the core messages of Christy’s life.

With more new music from Christy slated to be released this year, all her latest music news, tour dates, videos and more information can be found at and Spotify.

About Christy Nockels: 
With a heart to lead others to authentically connect and communicate with God, Christy Nockels and her husband, Nathan, toured nationwide as the duo Watermark, recording five albums and seven No. 1 radio hits together. A founding member of Passion City Church, where she served on the worship team with Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman and Kristian Stanfill, Christy released her first solo album on sixstepsrecords, Life Light Up (2009), followed by Into The Glorious (2012) and the live worship album, Let It Be Jesus (2015). Launching Keepers Branch Records with Nathan, Christy unveiled her first Christmas project on the new label, The Thrill Of Hope (2016), and released her Dove-nominated Be Held -Lullabies For The Beloved (2017). She also started The Glorious in the Mundane, a Top 4 iTunes Religion and Spirituality podcast, and tours with authors Jennie Allen, Rebekah Lyons, Ann Voskamp and others. Christy and Nathan live in Franklin, TN where they love to gather around the farm table and even make music with their three children, Noah, Elliana and Annie Rose. They also love to spend time making their home, affectionally called Keeper’s Branch, a place of rest for all who gather there.

About The Fuel Music:

Established in 2008, The Fuel Music & Management, LLC, is a leading artist management and artist solutions company that independently distributes music internationally. Based in Nashville, TN, the Fuel team brings nearly 70 years of combined music industry experience in record label operations, major label distribution and marketing, and artist management for artists ranging from upstart bands to GRAMMY Award-winning, multi-platinum artists. More information on the company can be found at


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