INSPIRATION BEHIND THE EP
Mercy Divine's debut EP, “The Queen Stands”, was released on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. The Blessed Virgin Mary is at the heart of Mercy Divine’s music ministry and their first official release is consecrated to Our Lady.
"We wanted to write our own version of these beautiful prayers. And we also wanted to create our own version of a classic! We hope these songs will touch the hearts of those who hear them and draw them closer to God. For our first collection of songs, we wanted to start with Mary because she has been instrumental in our own reversion back to our Catholic faith. She has always lead us to her son, Jesus! God’s plan is perfect. How ever He chooses to use this music - we only wish to serve Him and to do His will."
God is so awesome! It was a bumpy road trying to finish this song - in between the craziness of life, recording mishaps, late night sessions, illness, and other setbacks. But, we kept trudging forward, bit by bit, until we finally finished. The release date was delayed but scheduled on March 25th, 2023, the Feast of the Annunciation! We discovered that this hymn is traditionally sung on the fifth Sunday of Lent. I looked at my calendar and laughed... we are releasing this single on the weekend of the 5th Sunday of Lent! Coincidence? God's timing is always perfect!