NYC Catholic Songwriter Alverlis Releases New Single 'Child of the King'

Jun 23 2022

Alverlis is a worship leader, guitarist, singer songwriter, wife and mother; born and raised in New York City. Music was always a very natural part of her life as her father was a singer songwriter with his own band in the 70's and 80's as well as a guitarist. Alverlis grew up singing with her dad as he played guitar and she loved every minute of it; especially the songs he would write just for her! She picked up a guitar after she had a personal encounter with the Lord in her teenage years and began to teach herself however she could. She soon discovered the joy songwriting gave her and she has not stopped making music ever since. Alverlis is passionate about music and songwriting as she feels that it is her way of sharing her experiences and love of the Lord with everyone. She often calls her music, pieces of her journal through song.


Alverlis ministers at various youth events, concerts, retreats and liturgical services throughout the country. She has collaborated in past Youth2000 New York events. She has also worked with local religious communities, such as the Sisters of Life, where she served as Co-worker. She has routinely helped lead worship during the Eucharistic adoration portion of Catholic Underground NYC alongside the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. Alverlis currently works closely with various parishes and communities within the Diocese of Brooklyn/Queens as well as going wherever the Lord calls. She is also one of the songwriters for WorshipNow Publishing where she has songs published for liturgical use.

Alverlis wrote 'Child of the King' as a journal entry in a time where she felt overwhelmed, unloved and just overall heavily burdened. Rejection, depression and sadness kept weighing heavily on her. She sat down and asked the Lord to show her how HE sees her versus how she sees herself. It wasn't immediately a song until after she was in a better place and was able to read it back, write a melody and move words around to create this song. It's Alverlis' hope that anyone who finds themselves feeling the way she did, may find hope and encouragement through these lyrics and KNOW that they are loved, they are royalty and have a loving King and Father waiting to embrace them and make their burdens light.

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