Agape Revealed

Agape Revealed

 Matteson, Illinois, USA
BandChristianSinger/Songwriter

A family of gifted singer/songwriter/musicians who just launched their debut cd of 11 original songs (2 songs already penned for sophomore effort). Their passion is to present the worthiest message within beautifully & professionally performed music that any culture can embrace.

Biography

Micaiah Mondy: bass, acoustic & electric guitar
Daniel Mondy: lead vocals, acoustic & electric guitar
Priscilla Mondy: lead vocals, acoustic & electric, bass guitar
Angela Mondy: keyboard
Guest drummer: Matt Mitchell

THE BAND: family band / young, ranging in age from 12 to 19 / gifted musicians and songwriters / passionate about making music with a meaningful message / their sound molded by multicultural influences and their lyrics guided by the good news of God's redemptive love for mankind / purposing to influence the youth to live life the way they were created by God to live.

Although they are all members of one family, their writing and playing styles are as different as the cultures that influence them and passion is what fuels their bounding creativity. The best word to describe their sound is fusion, and the best word to describe their lyrics is timeless.

THE STORY: Having come from a family background of singing, Daddy Mondy saw his 6 childrens' musical talent before they did. That creative ability first sprung up in the form of drawing, and clay sculpting. Knowing the expanding promise in the cgi (computer generated imagery) industry, Daddy Mondy guided the childrens’ drawing talent into 2D and 3D cgi. Three of the boys started their first home based business selling 3D models. This cgi talent later proved to be invaluable in the band's website designs, music videos, and marketing plans.

Musical interest sprung up when a youth band was forming at the church they attended. Micaiah and Daniel wanted to be a part, but they weren’t prepared. A church youth leader encouraged them to go home and learn the guitar. And that's exactly what they did. The boys searched the internet with a fervor for cds, tutorials, on line courses and books to feed their veracious appetite to learn to play guitar.

Although they never got to be part of the church youth band, they did enter a talent contest in the yearly festival in their hometown. Angela, just 10 years old, placed 2nd with a piano rendition (learned entirely by ear) of Bill Withers’ “Lean on Me“.

In the following year's talent contest, Angela (then 11), placed third playing a piano composition entitled "Gymnopede" by French composer, Erick Sate, another piece learned by ear. Daniel (then 15), won first place playing acoustic guitar and singing “How to Save a Life“ by the Fray. Priscilla (then 13), placed second with her newly formed 3 piece band as she played acoustic and sang “Never Alone” by Barlow Girl. This was all before guitar lessons came into play with a private instructor. Within months, their instructor said he could teach them no further and turned them over to professional instruction through cds.

More lessons and a growing passion to play followed as the children began writing songs and performing their songs: at a family wedding reception, area churches and even a performance on Chicago Access Network TV.

Daddy Mondy, seeing their passion and talent, provided them with better instruments and admonished them to perfect their writing, singing and musical skills and also learn computer software to help them record their songs in the home studio they had built. At their music tracking session, the engineer marveled at how well organized and disciplined the children were and commented that they were "a producer's dream".

Daddy Mondy also taught them business ethics and stressed the rule of integrity in the music industry emphasizing above all, "If you're not gonna be real with God, don't even pick up an instrument." Spiritual housecleaning keeps the waters flowing.

Their first band website was designed by their brother Jeremiah, the band’s audio/video guru, where 7 original songs were debuted. The cgi studio not only began music video production but also began developing a plan to market their music. This website exposure resulted in an invitation to open for christian rocker, Michael McClead at a christian event center, Daniel’s Den in Plano, Illinois. They were also among performers at a youth rally in Joliet, IL where IL State Senator A.J. Wilhelmi expressed his appreciation for the role model that the band was setting for youth; a purpose that was close to their heart.

Having just completed recording 11 original songs for their debut cd entitled, “Don't Have to Worry”, it's full steam ahead with the construction of the new band website and the first of many music videos. With more songs already being penned for their next cd, the sky is the limit for this faith focused family.

Lyrics

Only One I Need

Written By: Priscilla C. Mondy

When I called, You answered. When I needed someone, You were that one.
Showed me love, showed me mercy....
Now the only name I call on is Jesus, It's Jesus. It's Jesus.
Jesus, You're the only one I want, the only one I need.
I'm singin Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus.
Only one I need.
God, I need You, without You, I'm nothing. You've been so good to me.
Showed me love. Showed me kindness.
Now the only name I call on is Jesus. It's Jesus. It's Jesus.
Jesus, You're the only one I want, the only one I need.
Jesus, You're everything to me. Your love sets me free.
I'm singin Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus.
I'm singin Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus
Only one I need.
Everything else is a blur to me. Your face stands out. Your face stands out.
Everything else is a blur to me. Your face stands out. Your face stands out
Everything else is a blur to me. God's face stands out. His face stands out
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!!!
Jesus, You're the only one I want, the only one I need.
Jesus, you're everything to me. Your love sets me free.
I'm singing, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus.
I'm singing Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus.
Jesus, you're the only one I want, the only one I need.
Jesus, you're everything to me. Your love sets me free.
I'm singing Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus.
I'm singing Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus.

Everything You Do

Written By: Daniel Mondy

I've fallen down again. It's made me realize this fact that I'm nothing on my own, on my own. That's why I need you.
CHORUS: Cause everything You do is Perfect.
Everything You do is awesome.
Everything You are I wanna be
So teach me how to love and speak Your truth, Your truth.

I'm looking in and out. I see the imperfections in everything that I do, that I do. That's why I need You.
Everything You do is perfect
Everything You do is awesome.
I've fallen down so many times
Trying to do this on my own without You, without You.

Cause everything You do is perfect
Everything You do is awesome.
MUSICAL INTERLUDE
I want to be like You
I want to follow You
I want to be like You

CHORUS: Cause everything You do is perfect
And everything You do is awesome
And everything You are I want to be
So teach me how to love and speak - Your truth, Your truth.

Cause everything You do is perfect
And everything You do is awesome
And everything You are I want to be.

You Don't Have to Worry

Written By: Priscilla C. Mondy

Crying out to You, Lord. We need to talk, yeah.
Starting to doubt through this trial. Can I go on, yeah.
And all these burdens are weighing down on me.
I cannot see what You can see. So God help me believe. God said to me,
You don't have to worry. You don't have to be scared now.
I have a better plan for you so you can make it. Just stay strong.
Don't worry now. Bah da dah dah dah dah
I concede. I'll let you lead, cause this time I'm trusting You.
God I need you to help me through all these troubles.
Cause all these burdens are weighing down on me.
I cannot see what You can see. So God, help me believe.
God says to me, "You don't have to worry. You don't to be scared now.
I will never leave you. I will never let you down.
You don't have to worry . You don't have to be afraid.
I have a better plan for you so you can make it. Just stay strong.
Yeah, so I'll stand with You. And standing with you makes me strong.
I'll stand with You, cause standing with You gives me strength.
Buhdah -dah-dah- dah-dah dah
God says to me You don't have to worry. You don't have to be scared now.
God will never leave you. He will never let you down. Yeah, yeah.
You don't have to worry. You don't have to be afraid.
God has a better plan for you. So you can make it. Just stay strong.
You don't have to worry. Don't worry now.
You don't have to worry. Don't worry now.
Buh dah dah dah dah dah
Don't worry now.
Don't worry now.

There is Forgiveness

Written By: Daniel Mondy

You've said you've gone too far to start over again.
But your heart is crying out for freedom from the pain and tears you've been living with for so long.
CHORUS: There is redemption for you
There is forgiveness for you. And you don't have to bare the pain again.
Your burden, your burden is gone.

You have been tormented by all the mistakes you've made.
But Christ came so that through grace you would be saved.
You are free! You are no longer a slave to who you were.
You got to believe. Oh, You gotta believe He has set you free.
There is redemption for you. There is forgiveness for you.
And you don't have to bare the pain again.
Your burden, your burden is gone.
There is redemption for you. There is forgiveness for you.

There's nothing you've done that can't be undone by His love.
There's nothing you've done that can't be undone by His grace.
There's nothing you've done that can't be undone.
You gotta believe. You gotta believe

There is redemption for you. There is forgiveness for you.
And you don't have to bare the pain again.
Your burden, your burden is gone.

There is redemption for you. There is forgiveness for you.
For you, For you. For you.

Lost Without You

Written By: Micaiah Mondy

I am here to worship. Lift my voice to praise You.
And I want to thank You. For you, God rescued me.
I was lost. You found me.
I was bound. You freed me.
I was broken, You healed me.
For You are all I need.

Cause I'll be lost without You. And I'll be a wretch without You.
I'll be lost without You. And I'll be a wretch without You.

I am here to worship. Lift my voice to thank You.
For You, God rescued me.
When in need, You provide for me.
And when I fear, You comfort me.
For You are all I need.

Cause I'll be lost without You.
And I'll be a wretch without You.
You turned my night to day and showed me the way to walk in the light of Your love.

Father, You're the One, who gave Your only Son to undo the sins I have done.
And Jesus, only You, so faithful and true would suffer in my place to make me new.

Cause I'll be lost without You and I'll be a wretch without You.
I'll be lost without You and I'll be a wretch without You.

Not Worth Dieing For

Written By: Priscilla C. Mondy

This world is calling you in, but God is calling you out.
There's only one choice to make. You can't be living your life a fake.
Stop playing games and wasting time. Cause careless ones will be left behind.
Be left behind.

This world is not worth dieing for. You don't want God to close the door.
So close your eyes and say the prayer.
Give God your heart while He's still there.

I know the struggles you have within. Seems much easier to just give in.
I know sometimes you are confused.
But your soul is something you just don't want to lose.
Stop wavering between 2 sides. There is no peace for those who backslide. Backslide.

This world is not worth dieing for. You don't want God to close the door.
So close your eyes and say the prayer. Give God your heart while He's still there.
God is calling you. God is calling you out.
God is calling you. God is calling you out.
This world is not worth dieing for. You don't want God to close the door.
So close your eyes and say the prayer. Give God your heart while He's still there.
This world is not worth dieing for. You don't want God to close the door.
So close your eyes and say the prayer. Give God your heart while he's still there.

Give God your heart, Give God your heart while He's still there.

Draw Near

Written By: the band

You, Lord are high and lifted up, but You dwell with the humble one.
You showed the greatest love to us when you sacrificed Your Son.
Took off divinity - put on humanity - so sinful man could be holy.
Oh Lord, You died for me but rose in victory so you could give to me glory, glory.
I will draw near to You, Lord Jesus.
And You'll draw near to me.
I will draw near to You, my Savior.
In Your presence I am free, I am free.
Oh Lord, You clothed me with Your righteousness
And You crowned me with Your love.
So I can conquer the works of darkness.
Your will be done on earth as above.
But sometimes the enemy outside and inside me makes me forget I'm free.
I stumble and fall.
When I confess my sins - You make things right again. I hear You say to me,
You're raised above all raised above it all.'

I will draw near to You, Lord Jesus and You'll draw near to me.
I will draw near to You, my Savior. In Your presence I am free. I am free.

I will draw near to you, Lord Jesus and You'll draw near to me.
I will draw near to You, my Savior. In your presence I am freeee.

Jehovah God

Written By: the band

The story starts with God' big bang
when God cut loose and did His thang.
He flung the stars and planets in space
To top it all, He made the human race.

Jehovah God, we lift up Your name. No other god can touch your fame.
Jehovah God, You deserve all praise.
We come with hearts and hands that are raised.

The highest honor God gave to man but Lucifer hated that plan.
So he gathered his third for war.
But Michael's angels showed him who is Lord.

Jehovah God, we lift up Your name. No other god can touch Your fame.
Jehovah God, You deserve all praise.
We come with hearts and hands that are raised.

Jehovah God, we lift up Your name. No other god can touch Your fame.
Jehovah God, You deserve all praise.
We come with hearts and hands that are raised.
We offer up our hearts -- to You Oh, Lord
We lift up your name -- Oh King of Kings and Lord of Lord.
Come reign in us. Come reign in us. Come reign in us.
Jehovah God, we lift up Your name. No other god can touch Your fame.
Jehovah God, You deserve all praise.
We come with hearts and hands that are raised.
Jehovah God, we lift up Your name. No other god can touch Your fame.
Jehovah God, You deserve all praise.
We come with hearts and hands that are raised.

How Will They Know

Written By: The band

Once we were lost, dead in our sin.
But God found us. Now we're born again. His light's in our heart.
Now we're here in Christ stead. But if we don't shine the light like He said.
How will the lost find their way in the dark?
How will they know if we don't shine the light?
Jesus told us to go find those lost in the night. So many are searching.
We've got to reach out - take them by the hand.
Show them so they can understand just how much Jesus loves them. Oh, Oh-oh.

Day after day they live in pain. The smile on their face cannot erase the shame that's inside. They try to hide that they're hurting.
And such were some of us - we were bound up.
But God set us free so we could be the light that He gave so He can save souls that are crying in a world that is dieing.

How will they know if we don't shine the light? Jesus told us to go find those lost in the night. So many are searching.
We've got to reach out. Take them by the hand. Show them so they can understand just how much Jesus loves them.
Somewhere out there, there's somebody hurting
Somewhere out there, there's somebody searching.
Somewhere out there someone really needs you.
Somewhere out there, there's somebody hurting
Somewhere out there, there's somebody searching.
Somewhere out there someone really needs you. Needs You.
How will they know if we don't shine the light? Jesus told us to go find those lost in the night. So many are searching.
We've got to reach out. Take them by the hand. Show them so they can understand just how much Jesus loves them.
How will they know if we don't shine the light? Jesus told us to go find those lost in the night. So many are searching.
We've got to reach out. Take them by the hand. Show them so they can understand just how much Jesus loves them.

We Love You

Written By: Daniel Mondy

We come before You, Oh Lord. We cry out Your name.
You are worth of all praise. So let us sing
Cause we love You. We praise You. We honor You. We glorify Your name. Oh Lord. Oh Lord. Cause we love You. We praise You. We honor You. We magnify Your name, Oh Lord, Oh Lord.
We raise our voices to the heavens to praise Your name.
You came from up above to show true love.
So let us sing. Oh, let us sing.
Cause we love You. We praise You. We honor You. We glorify Your name. Oh Lord. Oh Lord. Cause we love You. We praise You. We honor You. We magnify Your name, Oh Lord, Oh Lord.
Cause we love You. We praise You. We honor You. We glorify your name. Oh Lord. Oh Lord.

I want the world to know how much we love You.
I want the world to know how much we praise You.
I want the world to know how much we adore You.
I want the world to know how much we love You.
And all I want is You.
And all I need is You.
Cause we love You. We praise You. We honor You. We glorify Your name.
Oh Lord. Oh Lord
We love You. We praise You. We honor you. We magnify your name. Oh Lord, Oh Lord.
Cause we love You. We praise You. We honor You. We glorify Your name.
Oh Lord. Oh Lord
We love You. We praise You. We honor you. We magnify your name. Oh Lord, Oh Lord.

Discography

Debut cd of 11 songs
1. Only One I Need
2. There is Forgiveness
3. How Will They Know
4. Everything You Do
5. Draw Near
6. Jehovah God
7. Lost Without You
8. Beautiful God
9. Don't Have to Worry
10. We Love You
11. Not Worth Dying For