Portia Young

Portia Young

BandChristianGospel

Traditional and R&B flavored Contemporary Christian music, enhanced by my unique vocal abilities, and spirit filled stage presence.

Biography

There are multiple ways of describing Portia Young. Whenever you mention her name, you have virtually opened several topics for discussion; she is a gifted Singer, Song Writer, Psalmist and Teacher.

Portia was born and raised in Joliet Illinois, and the youngest of 4 sisters and 2 brothers; she is the daughter of the late Reverend Joseph C. Wright Jr. As a young adult, she experienced the God given gift of writing songs; most inspired with fully arranged melodies. It wasn’t until she gave her heart to Jesus that she discovered this gift of song writing.

After becoming a member at her local church, Living Word Christian Center, Pastor Bill Winston, she joined the praise and worship team. There she later became one of the praise and worship team leaders. In extension of her musical gifts, she made her contribution as a writer and lead vocalist on the song entitled, “All Glory Honor and Praise” and writer of the songs entitled, “Just Because I Believe”, and “Crossing Over to the Other Side. She has also participated in writing and recording songs used in biblical dramas.

Portia's CD release I’M READY NOW, harnesses the unique and artistic sound of this aggressive tyro, as it continues to move rapidly across the airwaves of radio and television.

Portia was featured on the new artist showcase of the Sunday Morning Spirit of Love and Inspiration Gospel Show which was aired on 107.5 WGCI FM Chicago radio station with hostess, Effie Rolfe. The show featured the songs “Lord of All” and “Now Faith” from her current CD release. Shortly after its release, the song “Release the Pressure (Like David Danced)” began weekly airplay on Chicago’s AM 1390’s weekend Gospel Hip Hop Show.

Portia has been featured on the Tecora Rodgers show, which airs on Monday nights weekly at 10:00 p.m. on Chicago Access Cable channel 19. I'm Ready Now, was incepted on Indy’s newest Christian radio station, WHTJ 1690-AM, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Portia proudly received a nomination for the 2005 Newsome Gospel Award for Best Female Vocalist.

Portia participated in the 3rd annual season taping of “THE GOSPEL OF MUSIC with JEFF MAJORS" gospel show for TV One, a national cable and satellite television broadcast. The taping is currently being aired in rotation on the Jeff Majors Show, program #310, weekdays and Saturdays

Portia successfully completed a 23-day Gospel Concert Tour of Italy with the Chicago Spirituals.

From the home base, the current and most major ministry in Portia’s life is the outreach prison ministry of her local church where she is dedicated to singing and teaching the Gospel, primarily in women’s prisons. Her heart's desire is to serve others from all walks of life by impacting them with the Gospel of Jesus Christ through her music and teaching ministry.

Lyrics

Lord of All

Written By: Portia Young

LORD OF ALL
(Romans 14:11, Philippians 2:10)

Verse
Lord of all, thats who you are, and no one could ever take your place. Heaven and earth declares your glory; mercy and truth goes before your face. You are more higher than the highest, mightier than the mightiest; my hearts delight. You wear the crown of glory, in your hand hold all power and might.
Chorus
Jesus you are lord of all, every knee shall bow before your throne; every tongue confess that you are the King; I will ever praise your name. Through out my life I will proclaim that Jesus you are lord of all

Verse
A carpenters son from Galilee; more than just a man who calmed the sea. Youre the holy one of Israel and I know youre coming back for me. Oh, oh, Im waiting for that great day, in the clouds you shall break forth the eastern skies; nations bow before you; every man shall see you with their eyes and realize that;

Chorus
Jesus you are lord of all, every knee shall bow before your throne. Every tongue confess that you are the king;
Oh, I will ever praise your name through out my life I will proclaim that Jesus you are Lord of All.

Music

Oh I will ever praise your name; throughout my life I will proclaim that Jesus you are the mighty King of Kings, creator of every thing. No doubt in my heart and mind you died and live beyond the grave; the only one that I can ever call on to be saved; Savoir, Healer, Prince of Peace; Son of God, the one and only lord for me. Jesus you are lord of all; youre the Lord of All

My Dedication Song

Written By: Portia Young

Lord, I stand before you, my heart bowed down before you.
Worship and adore you, surrendered my hands raised.
I will magnify you, with every song I sing to you.
Lord I truly love you, and I give you praise.

I just want to tell you, just how much I love you;
How much I really need you, and I appreciate you.
Ive come into this place to, lift up your name and praise you.
Humbly bowed before you, surrender my life to you
There is no one like you, can do the things that you do.
Lord I truly Love you and I give you Praise.

Now I stand before you, my heart bowed down before you Jesus.
Worship and adore you, surrendered my hands raised
I will magnify you, with every song I sing to you.
LORD I TRULY LOVE YOU, AND I GIVE YOU PRAISE.

I'm Ready Now

Written By: Portia Young

IM READY NOW (Written By: Portia Young) (c)(p)
(Philippians 3:14)

Verse
My life belongs to you; Im willing to do anything you ask me to
Your hand is on me, and Im goin forth to set the captives free.
Chorus
Im ready now, Im ready now, Im ready now, Im ready now
Im ready now; Im steppin out on your word. OH..

Verse
All my life I ran away from you; I tried to do the things the way I wanted to. With you I know I cant miss, you have called me out for such a time as this.

Chorus
Im ready now, Im ready now, Im ready now, Im ready now
Im ready now; Im stepping out on your word.
Oh, Im ready now, Im ready now, Im ready now, Im ready now
Im ready now; Im stepping out on your word.

Bridge
My lifes on track, no turning back; forgetting things which are behind me now that I see for me great destiny;
My eyes on that prize, Im ready.
You gave me grace and truth to go forth in this hour; given to me by the working of your power
I tell you theres no turning back, Ive gotta make this step and Im ready nowl Im ready yeah,.... Oh, Oh, yeah, Im gonna be ready, oh uhm ready

Remix
You better get ready, Jesus is on His way, Whatever you gonna do for Him youd better do it today. Time is running out, Theres no time for waiting, no need for hesitating; No I can wait cause if I wait too long it just might be too late. Gotta keep on pressin, gotta keep on movin/ No lookin back, my lifes on track, I've gotta keep on movin'. Yall this thing is real, oh its to real
Theres so much work thats got to be done in the harvest field,
I gotta step on out, They need somebody to help them, they want somebody to love them, AND IM READY

When I Come Into Your Presence

Written By: Portia Young


Verse
When I come into your presence there is such a peace; the joy of you flood my soul
And all the darkness that’s around me disappears; I want to give you control
I can hear your voice, gently calling me to worship at your throne, that’s where I want to be
Everything I have and all I’ll ever need; I find abundantly in your presence
Filled with everything in your presence
Verse
When I come into your presence, there’s so much love;
And everything that was wrong comes out right
You shower me with blessings from above; Lord it’s in you I find pure delight
You give me power to go on to make it through my days; your beauty for my ashes,
a garment of praise. You’re the one that I adore; my great and might king; you fill me up with everything in your presence
Chorus
In your presence, in your presence I find the fullness of joy; it’s the place where I can hide under the shadow of your wing, You fill me up with every thing in your presence; Lord, you fill me up with everything in your presence ,
Verse
When I come into your presence, I will rejoice; my mouth shall be filled with your praise
With a shout of triumph, I lift up my voice, a song to you I will raise.
With nothing else in view, my meditation of you is sweeter than sweet; I just want to love on you
My heart is overwhelmed of the joy that you bring; you fill me up with everything in your presence. Lord you fill me up with everything in your presence

In your presence, in your presence I find the fullness of joy; it’s the place where I can hide under the shadow of your wing, You fill me up with every thing in your presence;
In your presence, in your presence I find the fullness of joy; it’s the place where I can hide under the shadow of your wing, You fill me up with every thing in your presence;

Chorus
In your presence, in your presence; I wanna be filled, I wanna stay
En tu presencia, Yo quiero, llenar, En tu presencia Yo quiero estar,
En tu presencia, En tu presencia, Yo quiero, llenar, Yo quiero estar,
En tu presencia, Yo quiero, llenar, En tu presencia Yo quiero estar,
Filled with everything in your presence; Filled with everything in your presence
Lord in your presence.

Discography

I BELIEVE - LIVING WORD CHRISTIAN CENTER
All Glory Honor and Praise
Just Because I Believe
Crossing Over To The Other Side

I AM JEHOVAH

CHANNEL 2 (CBS)
Special Time of the Year
Do You Hear What I Hear

Jeff Jacobs( The Gospel of Music)
On My Mind
My Dedication Song

Set List

THE SET WILL VARY DEPENDING ON THE AUDIENCE AND THE TYPE OF EVENT

Basic 30 minute set is as follows

My Dedication Song
Lord of All
Release The Pressure
Nothing Can Separate Me
I'm Ready Now + Reprise

Christmas Holiday Set is as follows:

Special Time Of The Year (original)
Oh Come, Oh Come Emmanuel
Holy, Holy, Holy (original)
Do You Hear What I Hear
Oh Holy Night
Jesus, Oh What A Wonderful Child