Covenant of One

Covenant of One

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We're an honest to goodness Christian band who is led by God's inspiration in our daily lives. Spirit- filled and driven to reach the lost, our talents lie in evangelism through music. Electric guitar meets acoustic melody, not to mention, electric violin and meaningful lyrics. All Glory to God.

Biography

We're an honest to goodness Christian band who is led by God's inspiration in our daily lives. Spirit- filled and driven to reach the lost, our talents lie in evangelism through music. Electric guitar meets acoustic melody, not to mention, electric violin and meaningful lyrics. All Glory to God.
Covenant of One actually formed in February 2007 when singer/songwriter D.J. Hans met bass player Robert Fatheringham. At the time Hans was dating his soon to be wife and best friend of Fatheringham's wife when they realized their common bond through music and became friends. When Hans first was introduced to guitar player Nick Barkan at the local Wal-Mart, He believed God spoke to him and said Nick was going to be their guitar player. At that time Nick was learning bass guitar and was not an accomplished guitar player. Hans had no prior knowledge at the time to Nick's musical ability. The same thing happened again when Corey McNutt met Hans. They had to cancel a double date their significant others set up the night prior at a local bowling alley. That night Hans dropped a bowling ball on his foot. The next day when McNutt met Hans in a church service for the first time they joked about Hans' limp that morning. God spoke again to D.J. and told him that Corey would be in the band. Corey learned to play the drums privately over the course of the year.
In August of 2007 Hans married his lovely wife Erin and both Barkan and Fatheringham were his groomsmen. However their power amp the day of the wedding overheated just an hour before the ceremony. D.J. , Nick , and Robert made a last minute hustle deep in Amish Country to purchase a power amp to save the wedding reception. The following week they had their first practice. Three weeks later they invited Corey to join in and see if he would like it.
After nine months D.J. and Erin gave birth to their lovely daughter Bethany Rain. Erin at the time was persuading her husband to add 17 year old Paul Gore to the mix. D.J. was adamant not to add the charismatic young guitarist.However, one evening service May 18, 2008 while at the altar, Hans was praying with Paul. At that exact moment Paul received the Holy Ghost, God spoke to D.J. once again. He said, " Now you can use Paul."
Hans met Jason Stephens at his job in July 2008. Several months had gone by and the two became friends at work. At the time, Stephens played for a secular band as lead vocalist and guitar. D.J. invited Jason to visit a church service one Sunday morning September 28, 2008. While praying at the altar Erin, D.J.'s wife told him to ask Jason if he wanted to get baptized. Upon coming out of the water Jason was completely converted and full of the Holy Spirit. Hans however struggled with adding Jason to the band lineup. Because of personal desire to have Jason take his role at guitar in the band, Hans couldn't clearly decide if God was speaking to him or if he himself was thinking it in prayer to add the newest addition. One morning while in the shower God spoke again to Hans very clearly. He said, " Very soon." Which excited D.J. and also left him wondering as to when. Because Hans couldn't hear God past his own desire, the Lord then used the mouths of three witnesses to confirm to Hans the next day to add Jason. Their pastor told his wife while on the phone with Hans' wife Erin to tell D.J. to add Jason to the band. D.J. Immediately knew God was using witnesses to speak to him through the Holy Spirit as confirmation of adding Jason Stephens to the group. For nearly a month Hans struggled with deciphering God's instruction from the will of the flesh because he wanted Stephens in the band. Hans at least knew to wait and be patient until God would speak clearly about the matter.
Since then they have formed a new sound of Christian music, lyrics which are prayerful, instructional, and full of truth. Songs which grip the heart and convict the soul, while giving the listener easy instructions to pray, meditate and to worship in. Designed not only for the saved, but geared to finding the lost, building the kingdom of God. The band has itself transformed almost overnight into a revival band. In such a short time, these men have formed an indivisible camaraderie through their common belief, church, and vision to reach lost souls.
The sound that follows the group is hard-hitting and honest worship, with a rock band vibe. Their use of electric guitars and acoustic finger-picking at the same time gives them the rock rhythm with a clean acoustic sounding melody. The use of electric violin and twelve-string guitar gives them a cutting-edge singularity which defines their artisanship as a whole. Their unique collaboration with the percussion and bass flow through the music seamlessly giving them the complete sound.

Lyrics

I Cast my Crown

Written By: D.J. Hans

I cast my crown at the Savior's feet
I bow down because I feel complete
Now I'm with Him
Neither hell nor death nor pain
Will pass my way
I see His face, Oh Glory
I feel His embrace , Oh the story
That my God would come down for me
And give His life on Calvary

Halle, Hallelujah glory to the Lamb
Halle, Hallelujah He's the Great I Am

He wipes my tears no more my child
No more fears only smiles
No love no riches I can give
Can pay the price of the blood You shed
I don't deserve this grace You've shown
I have not earned the love I've known
Oh Jesus hallowed be thy name
Oh Master I've been saved

I Cry

Written By: D.J. Hans

And I cry ...whoa
I cry...whoa
when I think of You on Calvary
And I die...whoa
I die... whoa
When I think of
What You've done for me

Oh Lord I reconcile
I will never be
Perfection in thy sight
Oh Lord I know
That I am Your child
Purchased by Your Blood

And I cry ...whoa
I cry...whoa
when I think of You on Calvary
And I die...whoa
I die... whoa
When I think of
What You've done for me

Oh God I pray to You
I seek Your reply
Delivered by Your hand
Oh God I wait
Show me Thy ways
Oh Lord teach me in Thy paths

And I cry ...whoa
I cry...whoa
when I think of You on Calvary
And I die...whoa
I die... whoa
When I think of
What You've done for me

Oh Jesus I'm sorry
For me to be saved
You died for my sins
Oh Jesus I wait
The trumpet sound shall ring
The wedding song we'll sing

Draweth Nigh

Written By: D.J. Hans

Neither hour, Neither day
The trumpet sounds so far away
And every twinkling of an eye
My head looks up toward the sky
And I cry, my Savior draweth nigh
And I cry, my Savior draweth nigh

He saved me, He made me
Wholly lost to Him
He sought me, He bought me
When I was lost in sin
My Lord, He draweth nigh

My Jesus comes in robes of white
Like a thief comes in the night
His Bride shall be swept away
To the land of never endind days
And I cry, my Savior draweth nigh
And I cry, my Savior draweth nigh

He saved me, He made me
Wholly lost to Him
He sought me, He bought me
When I was lost in sin
My Lord, He draweth nigh

We will feast at Your side
All Your saints Your perfect Bride
And forever we will sing
Glory to God our Holy King
And I cry, my Savior draweth nigh
And I cry, my Savior draweth nigh

Lily of the Valley

Written By: D.J. Hans

I've been on mountain tops
I've stumbled over rocks
But in the valley
The shadow of death is near
But what have I to fear
My Lord's beside me

Can you see me I'm in need
A little mustard seed
I'm blind and can't see
In this my darkest hour
I found a single flower
The Lily of the Valley

The Lily of the Valley
The Bright and Morning Star
Where two or three are gathered
He's right where you are
So put your trust in Jesus
You can count on Him
He'll never leave nor forsake you
He's the sinners friend
Amen Amen Amen

Walking down this lonely road
I'm scared and all alone
Despair inside me
Where do prayers call their home
When my faith is gone
I'm sorry I denied thee

You saw me in my need
Your little mustard seed
Was blind but now I see
What was my darkest hour
I found a single flower
The Lily of the Valley

The Lily of the Valley
The Bright and Morning Star
Where two or three are gathered
He's right where you are
So put your trust in Jesus
You can count on Him
He'll never leave nor forsake you
He's the sinners friend
Amen Amen Amen

The calm before the storm
And the water rages
So put your trust in Him
Cause He's the Rock of Ages

Prayer

Written By: D.J. Hans

Lord help us we are in need
And our hope is in Your Hands
Lord heal us make us strong
So that we can soon stand

Lord break us and make us new
In the likeness of Your Ways
Lord use us so we don't forget
And so we can do Your Will
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
We praise You God Almighty
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Lord teach us all Your Word
And when we speak the right words to say
Lord guide us to do the right thing
And sing to You a song everyday

Savior, Jesus

Written By: D.J. Hans

Savior, Jesus
Holy, Holy

Alpha, Omega Beginning and the End
Prince of Peace, Lamb of God, King of Israel
Lord of Hosts, Immanuel, my Savior and my Friend
Shepherd, Maker, Holy Ghost within
Yeshua, Almighty, Lord, the Great I Am

Savior, Jesus
Holy, Holy

Father, Salvation, The Way The Truth and The Life
Shekinah, Glory, Mercy without end
Messiah, Hosanna, Fountain of my life
Bright Morning Star, Adonai, God of Abraham
Annointed, Baptizer, Son of God and Son of Man

Savior, Jesus
Holy, Holy

Grip onto those things we know
To be the truth and the light
The Lord above will shine my way
"Till I have no fright
Conqueror, Healer, Provider, Keeper
Refiner, Brother, Faithful Forgiver
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus

Savior, Jesus
Holy, Holy

Covered by the Blood

Written By: D.J. Hans

INTRO: Arr. from Amazing Grace

If I could see into Your eyes
You'd wipe my tears with Your smile
Lord I know I am Your child
Covered by Your Blood
If I was blind You'd make me see
If I'm in pain You'll comfort me
Lord Your hand delivered me
Covered by Your Blood

The sacrifice You made for me
The way died on Calvary
You shed my sins and set me free
Covered by Your Blood

When grace had come to set men free
A crown of thorns You wore for me
Soon oh soon You'll come for me
Covered by Your Blood
When I walk into that place
Golden streets and pearly gates
Every brow of every face
Covered by Your Blood

Discography

Covenant of One's debut album, Lily of the Valley, plays on the internet through various channels like MySpace, iLike, Mp3.com, and garageband.com
Their re-release of the title track Lily of the Valley has been chosen for a national compilation set for release April 2009 titled Unified by Grace. Cd's will be available for purchase in stores nationwide like Wal-Mart and Target as well as most digital retailers Itunes, Napster, and Rhapsody just to name a few. Proceeds from the United by Grace compilation will go to Malaria efforts in Uganda.

Set List

Covenant of One has over 30 original songs they play regularly. They are able to perform a live show up to 3 hours of all original content. Also they are able to play more than twenty covers of the top Christian worship today. However, they prefer to work as an original band because they have a bond with the music they play.