Thy Kingdom Come

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Thy Kingdom Come
Studio album by CeCe Winans
Released April 1, 2008
Genre Gospel
Label PureSprings Gospel
EMI Gospel
Producer Tommy Sims
CeCe Winans chronology
Thy Kingdom Come
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Singles from Thy Kingdom Come
  1. "Thy Will Be Done"
    Released: January 1, 2008
  2. "Waging War"
    Released: March 4, 2008

Thy Kingdom Come is the eighth solo album from Grammy Award-winning gospel singer CeCe Winans. [1] It was released on April 1, 2008 and debuted at number 57 on the Billboard 200 chart. [2] The album received the Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album award at the 51st Grammy Awards in 2009. [3] It also reached #12 on the R&B/Hip Hop chart and #1 on the Gospel Album Charts.

Grammy Award accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States

A Grammy Award, or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievements in the music industry. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and the presentation of those awards that have a more popular interest. The Grammys are the second of the Big Three major music awards held annually.

Gospel music is a genre of Christian music. The creation, performance, significance, and even the definition of gospel music varies according to culture and social context. Gospel music is composed and performed for many purposes, including aesthetic pleasure, religious or ceremonial purposes, and as an entertainment product for the marketplace. Gospel music usually has dominant vocals with Christian lyrics. Gospel music can be traced to the early 17th century, with roots in the black oral tradition. Hymns and sacred songs were often repeated in a call and response fashion. Most of the churches relied on hand clapping and foot stomping as rhythmic accompaniment. Most of the singing was done a cappella. The first published use of the term "gospel song" probably appeared in 1874. The original gospel songs were written and composed by authors such as George F. Root, Philip Bliss, Charles H. Gabriel, William Howard Doane, and Fanny Crosby. Gospel music publishing houses emerged. The advent of radio in the 1920s greatly increased the audience for gospel music. Following World War II, gospel music moved into major auditoriums, and gospel music concerts became quite elaborate.

CeCe Winans American gospel singer

Priscilla Marie Winans Love, known professionally as CeCe Winans, is an American gospel singer, who has sold over 12 million records worldwide and won 12 Grammy Awards. She is the best-selling female gospel artist of all time, as of 2015.



Winans originally intended to release a collection of Hymmals entitled Hymns At Heart which was set for release in November 2007, however, the release date was postponed indefinitely. On January 22, 2008, Winans posted on her blog that she would be releasing an album on April 1, 2008. [4] News outlets began reporting in February that the studio album would be called Thy Kingdom Come and featured the song "Waging War". [5] Winans performed "Waging War" at the 2008 Stellar Awards.

Stellar Awards award

A Stellar Award is an award presented by SAGMA to recognize achievements in the gospel music industry. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent gospel artists, and the presentation of those awards that have a more popular interest. The Stellars are the first of the Big Two major gospel music awards held annually.


The lead single for the album,"Thy Will Be Done", was released digitally on the iTunes Store on January 1, 2008. [6] The second single, "Waging War", was released on March 4, 2008. "It Ain't Over", the album's third single, was released around August 2008. [7]

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"Waging War" is the first single from CeCe Winans's 2008 album Thy Kingdom Come. The song was released on March 4, 2008 and was written by CeCe Winans, Christopher Capehart, and Crannon Tunie. The song was also featured on the first disc of the 2010 compilation album WOW Gospel 2010

Track listing

  1. "We Welcome You (Holy Father)" - 4:58
  2. "Forever" - 4:30
  3. "Thy Will Be Done" - 5:22
  4. "Worthy" - 5:23
  5. "It Ain't Over" - 6:04
  6. "Waging War" - 5:31
  7. "Test of Time" - 6:15
  8. "I'll Live For You" - 4:56
  9. "Bless His Holy Name" - 4:32
  10. "Oh Holy Place" - 4:56
  11. "You're the One" - 4:51
  12. "The Coast Is Clear" - 4:54
  13. "Falling In Love" - 3:47
  14. "Million Miles" - 5:53

Sales chart positions

Chart (2008)Peak
U.S. Top Gospel Album 1
U.S. Billboard 200 57
U.S. Top Hip-Hop/R&B 12
U.S. Top Christian Album 2


The album was nominated for a Dove Award for Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year at the 40th GMA Dove Awards. [8]

40th GMA Dove Awards

The 40th Annual 'GMA Dove Awards presentation was held on April 23, 2009 recognizing accomplishments of musicians for the year 2008. The show was held at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee, and was hosted by Rebecca St. James, Matthew West, and Lisa Kimmey.

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  7. CeCe Winans "Waging War" on iTunes
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