Build Your Kingdom Here

Hymnology: Build Your Kingdom Here

Walk in a manner worthy of God, who calls you into his own kingdom and glory.
~1 Thessalonians 2:12

Hymn Story

Since they burst onto the scene in 2010, people have used a lot of different adjectives to try to describe Rend Collective: folk, indie, hipster, pop… but none seem to fit them perfectly. So perhaps it’s best to let them classify themselves. “We are a celebration band… We would far rather be defined by joy, fun, freedom and laughter than any genre title or pop-culture label,” says band leader Gareth Gilkeson. Their hit song “Build Your Kingdom Here” certainly exemplifies those values!

Rend Collective is a Northern Irish band which first met as part of a “group of confused twenty-somethings trying to figure out faith, life, God and community” in a ministry called Rend, which was pastored by Gilkeson. The group’s name was taken from two verses in the Old Testament. Continue reading