Stuart David Garrard, better known by the stage name Stu G, is an English vocalist, guitarist and songwriter. Stu G is best known as the lead guitarist, backing vocalist, and secondary songwriter for modern worship pioneer band delirious? (1994-2009). His song writing credits for the band include "Come Like You Promise", "Metamorphis", "Pursuit of Happiness". His most famous work is "Majesty (Here I Am)" (written with delirious? lead singer Martin Smith.
Beatitudes Project Serves As Reset Button In A World Plagued By Violence, Division
Many of today’s top recording artists, leaders in their respective genres in the field of Christian/Worship music, have been tapped for Beatitudes, a full-length album releasing from Stugiology Music and The Fuel Music. Featured on the Beatitudes album are Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Hillsong UNITED, Matt Maher, John Mark McMillan, Audrey Assad, All Sons & Daughters, Amanda Cook, Propaganda, The Brilliance, Anthony Skinner, Terrian Bass and Becky Harding (spoken word), as well as Martin Smith and Stu G, which marks the first time these two have recorded together since their band, the RIAA Certified Gold-selling, GRAMMY-nominated and Dove Award-winning British band Delirious?, disbanded in 2009.
The recording is part of The Beatitudes Project, which is also a book, Words From the Hill (An Invitation to the Unexpected) from NavPress and a documentary film, View From The Hill. The project reveals a wide world of connected stories: real people from all faiths and walks of life who embody mercy, poverty, meekness, the hungry and thirsty, the peacemakers, the mourners, and the pure in heart—as seen, heard and experienced through a 21st century lens.
“‘Oh Blessed’ is the introduction song to The Beatitudes Project and is the only song so far that speaks of all the themes in the Beatitudes,” says Garrard. “When things are broken and when things aren’t working out, God is on our side and fully present with us. We can lift our heads and hear the invitation to carry on.” Over a decade in the making, The Beatitudes Project is the culmination of guitarist, songwriter, and author Garrard’s excavation of these “blessings at the bottom of life.”
The Beatitudes Project is meant to be a reset button in a world plagued with violence and division,” says Garrard, who also authored the book. “These upside-down Jesus announcements on a hillside by the Sea of Galilee in Matthew 5 where Jews, Greeks, Romans and people of all ethnicities were gathered are a reminder that there is another way.”
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