Ian Yates Releasing '40 Years' Single Ahead of Sixth Studio Album

Apr 12 2022

Ian Yates, a Christian worship leader and songwriter from Liverpool, UK, releases his new single '40 Years' on April 22nd. "It took me 40 years to realise I'm not strong enough, God I need You".

'40 Years' is the first single from Ian’s sixth album 'Between The Joy And The Sorrow'. Born out of a difficult season, Yates sings that over the years he’s weathered many storms but one particular storm hit him really hard, this brought on panic attacks and anxiety. Yates says "I felt like I was falling apart, I. couldn’t sleep, I had palpitations, I couldn’t eat, I was full of anxiety. My prayer was God hold me. I was reminding myself of the times when I’ve gone through storms in the past and when I’ve seen Gods hand carry me through. I needed that again. I needed the one who has never let me go to hold me tight again.

My prayer is that this song connects with many who have experienced situations where they feel like they are falling apart. I hope that it can remind us that in every situation we are held by a God that never lets us go."

Ian leads musical worship at his home church Bootle Elim and is part of Elim Sound, the national worship department for the Elim movement. Ian is married to Kate, they have 3 young children, Jackson, Elijah and Abiah.

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