Dathan Thigpen & Holy Nation

Dathan Thigpen & Holy Nation

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Biography

DATHAN THIGPEN BIOGRAPHY

Every now and then a man child is born who has showed up on the planet to authenticate the pattern of things in Heaven. On October 9, 1980 God gave us a man child who would ultimately become ineluctably the answer to the necessity for a paradigm shift in the arena of worship. His father would appropriately call his name Dathan, which is translated to mean: welled, or belonging to a fountain. Dathan Thigpen is indeed a well and fountain of worship from which flows living water- the very presence of God! Dathan began singing at a young age. The genesis of his discography includes joining the MS Childrens Choir (Malaco) where he led several songs on their three recordings. There Is Hope, & Thank You Lord on the Child of the King CD, Let's Change The World on the New Creation CD, Things Go Better with Christ, I'm Blessed (rap) and Remember Me on the When God's Children Get Together CD. Already being a Mississippi Mass kid, since the choir's inception in 1988, as his mother, Dorcus Thigpen is the directress of the choir and uncle David Curry Jr. is co-founder, Dathan went on to join the Mississippi Mass Choir (MMC). Dathan led the title track, Amazing Love on the Mississippi Mass Choir's 2002 recording. Later that year, he accompanied the choir on their tour of Spain. Gospelflava's review of the album in which the title cut was on their Top Ten List for several weeks noted: "Prime among them is Dathan Thigpen's sensitive lead vocal on the album's title track. His inviting tenor voice, at first accompanied only by flowing keyboards, unhurriedly lays the foundation for a strong climax, Thigpen unravels his heart cry with growing intensity on this, one of the album's surefire hits." Dathan has led or sung backup with artists such as: Vernon Moore & the Urgency Project, Courtney Franklin, Macy Gray (Sony), Harvey Watkins Jr. (Verity), The Williams Brothers (Blackberry), Mosie Mama Burks (Malaco) and others. Dathan is also a Philomath earning a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Master of Arts Degree both in Mass Communication at Jackson State University. Dathan is currently in bible school at Faith Bible Institute in Jackson, MS. He is also an ordained minister by his spiritual grandfather, Bishop Keith A. Butler under the auspices of Word of Faith International Christian Center. His currently serves as Praise & Worship leader at Word of Faith Christian Center in Jackson, MS. You will be edified and enriched with God's power and authority every time you experience the ministry of this anointed and electrifying psalmist of God!

HOLY NATION BIOGRAPHY

The Lord gave Dathan Thigpen a vision to assemble a choir whose main ministry is to expose people from every walk of life to unadulterated praise. Dathan formed such a group in the fall of 2003. The choir's name is taken from 1 Peter 2:9 which reads: "But ye [are] a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light." This ensemble consists of worshippers from St. Louis, MO, Little Rock, AR, Memphis, TN, Jackson, MS, Chicago, IL, and cities all over the United States. This dynamic group of young people has blossomed into one of the premier choirs coming out of the Jackson, MS area. Its unique style and flair crosses both cultural and denominational barriers. Many are called, but few are chosen. Holy Nation has definitely been chosen for the work of exposing people all over the world to the awesome power of praise and worship. In October 2004, Dathan Thigpen and Holy Nation hosted an unprecedented concert event: "GET UP 2004 Getting Exposed To Unadulterated Praise" at Mississippi College (MC) in Clinton, MS. This gathering of worshippers featured a diverse audience of young and old, black and white, as well as the churched and unchurched. The atmosphere of MC was transformed into a sanctuary where the Spirit of God moved mightily. This event was the launching pad of their dynamic ministry that is now taking the world by storm. In April 2004 Dathan Thigpen and Holy Nation were asked to open for CeCe Winans' Throne Room Tour, where they ushered over 2000 people into the presence of God. They also mesmerized the COGIC Convention in 2005 with their powerful performance during the prestigious Friday Night Musical. Holy Nation has also been featured on the nationally syndicated gospel TV show Singsation. This choir has a distinctive anointing that electrifies every venue in which it ministers, making it one of the most sought-after choirs in the country.

For more information, visit our website:www.holynation.org

Lyrics

Clap Your Hands

Written By: Donavon Thigpen, Dathan Thigpen, Dominic Thigpen

We have come to magnify Him
And to lift His name on High
Lift your voice and sing oh Zion
Exalt His name and glorify
Clap your hands and help me give Him praise
Praise 3x
Clap your hands and help me give Him praise
Praise
Clap your hands and help me give (clap)1x
Praise the Lord everybody
Praise the Lord 4x
Clap your hands and help me give (clap)2x
Praise
Clap your hands and help me give (clap)3x
Hallelujah
Hallelujah 4x
Clap your hands and help me give (clap)4x
Praise
Clap your hands and help me give (clap)5x
God is a good God
Yes He is 4x
Clap your hands and help me give (clap)6x
Praise
Clap your hands and help me give (clap)7x
You don’t know like I know
What He’s done for me 4x
Clap your hands and help me give (clap)8x
Praise
Clap your hands and help me give (clap)9x
What’s His name
Jesus 4x
Clap your hands and help me give (clap)10x
Praise

Bring the Praise

Written By: Juan K.L. Wilson, Dominic Thigpen, David Blakely

Vs. 1: Lift your voice with singing
Get those joy bells ringing
God is doing something
Can you sense Him moving?
It’s your praise that’s bringing everything to pass,
God has promised you when you praise – Bring the praise!

Chorus: Oooh, oooh
Jehovah Jireh – My provider
Oooh, oooh
Adonia – My El Shaddai
Oooh, oooh
The promise keeper – There’s none higher
Ooh, Walk by faith – Bring the praise!

Vs.2 : God can do a new thing
Or He can restore what’s missing
Lift your hands – do something
Can’t you sense Him moving?
Heaven and earth will move at the sound of
Your voice, God’s word is true
Things must change – Bring the praise!

Chorus: Oooh, oooh
Jehovah Jireh – My provider
Oooh, oooh
Adonia – My El Shaddai
Oooh, oooh
The promise keeper – There’s none higher
Ooh, Walk by faith – Bring the praise!

Bridge: Praise stills the avenger/Put God in remembrance
Praise don’t surrender / When you praise
You gotta raise your praise

Vamp (2x): He’s Jehovah Shalom – Prince of Peace
Jehovah Jireh – My provider
Jehovah Nissi – Victory
El Shaddai – My Everything

Bring the Praise!!!

Holy is Your Name

Written By: Carliss Moody

Holy is your name Lord
I welcome you presence
Your praises I sing
What a wonderful friend
This joy never ends
You're worthy of all the praise

Lord I want to give You praise
Every moment of the day
I just want to lift up your holy name
Your are worthy
In my life you reign

I give you the glory
I give you all the honor
I clap my hands
And I magnify your name
You're worthy of all the praise

Discography

Getup Vol. 1