Katherine Ruonala

Katherine Ruonala

BandCountryGospel

Easy listening music with a Celtic edge, Katherine Ruonala's songs reflect a passionate love for God and a hunger to know Him more. Her latest album, Secret Place brings together some of Australia's finest musicians and the result is a diverse and exciting line-up of fresh Australian music.

Biography

Katherine Ruonala is a first and foremost a worshipper. Influenced by Christian artists such as Keith Green, and Misty Edwards, Robin Marks and Chris Thomlin, Katherine’s songs flow from a passionate cry for more of God.
Katherine’s fist album faithful, evoked a response from people hungry for contemporary worship. Her latest album, recorded at Rocking Horse Studios in 2007 has been the climax of many years of song writing and the result is a fresh and diverse mix of songs that will appeal to a wide range of listeners.

Lyrics

Shout Aloud

Written By: Katherine Ruonala

Shout Aloud, sing for joy, worship the Lord
There is no- one greater than You.
Evermore I will sing of all that you’ve done
You who have rescued my soul

Jesus King of all Glory
You are worthy of praise
Lord You’ve set my heart singing
Counsellor light of my way

Mighty God, Lord You are the strength of my life
How could I go on without You?
In Your strength I can run
Knowing that You are the One who carries me home.

Jesus King of all Glory
You are worthy of praise
Lord You’ve set my heart singing
Counsellor light of my way

For You lifted me up
Set me on higher ground
Poured Your love into my soul
You are my life, the hope of a dying world

Your love has made my life whole
For you lifted me up
Favoured me with your smile
Captured my heart with Your love
Amazing Grace how You’ve rescued my soul
You are the reason I sing

Shout Aloud, sing for joy, worship the Lord
There is no- one greater than You.
Evermore I will sing of all that you’ve done
You who have rescued my soul

Jesus King of all Glory
You are worthy of praise
Lord You’ve set my heart singing
Counsellor light of my way
For You lifted me up
Set me on higher ground
Poured Your love into my soul
You are my life, the hope of a dying world

Your love has made my life whole
For you lifted me up
Favoured me with your smile
Captured my heart with Your love

Holy Spirit

Written By: Katherine Ruonala

Holy Spirit speak to me
Holy Spirit I need You
Holy Spirit hold me
Holy Spirit I need You

Come and fill this longing in my soul
Fill my heart until I overflow
Let Your word be written on my heart
Take my hand and never let me go
Never let me go
Oh never let me go

Holy Spirit I know You’re here
Holy Spirit I need You
Holy Spirit flow through me
Holy Spirit I need You

Like a mighty, rushing wind Lord come
Set my heart ablaze with fiery love
Let the nations know that you are God
Make my life a vessel of Your power
A vessel of Your love

Come and fill this longing in my soul
Fill my heart until I overflow
Let Your words be written on my heart
Take my hand and never let me go
Never let me go
Oh never let me go

Lord Have Mercy

Written By: Katherine Ruonala

I hear Your tender voice convicting my soul
I need Your forgiveness Lord
I surrender it all
Your blood can take this sin away
And so I’m calling out

Lord have mercy, come wash over me
Lord have mercy, You are all I need
Change me from within Lord
Transform by Your grace
Lord have mercy
Come have Your way

I fall far too short of your Glory oh Lord
And yet you still help me up
Every time I fall
Your blood can take this sin away
And so I’m calling out

Lord have mercy, come wash over me
Lord have mercy, You are all I need
Change me from within Lord
Transform by Your grace
Lord have mercy
Come have Your way

No longer I who lives but You who lives in me
Mighty God in You I know I’m truly free
Make me a vessel, holy, purified

Lord have mercy, come wash over me
Lord have mercy, You are all I need
Change me from within Lord
Transform by Your grace
Lord have mercy
Come have Your way

Discography

Faithful (album) - radio airplay - streaming on myspace
www.myspace.com/katherineruonala

Latest album just released Oct.2007 Secret Place

Both are available from itunes