The Blessing is so much more than a song.
It’s become a clarion call from nations around the world to pray blessings over each other. It’s been re-recorded by musicians from South Korea, Jamaica, multiple countries in Africa, the United Kingdom and Latin America.
There are versions created in Hebrew, Haitian Creole, Swahili, British Sign Language and more. Here are some powerful renditions of “The Blessing” from around the world:
The Arab World Blessing
“In two weeks, 67 people from 16 Arab nations came together to record this blessing,” a message on the The Arab World Blessing’s YouTube page states.
People from the following places took part in this video:
Egypt (Suez, Cairo, Alexandria, New Cairo, Minya, Sohag, Aswan) and South Sudan (Juba).
Middle East: Lebanon (Beirut, Byblos, Zalka), Jordan (Amman), Palestinians in Israel and the State of Palestine (Kfar Yasif, Jerusalem, Bethlehem), Syria (Damascus) and Iraq (Duhok, Erbil, Baghdad).
United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and Yemen.
Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia.
The Australia Blessing
“Perth churches sing a blessing over our city, our state, our nation, and the world,” a description of the video posted on YouTube by Joel Waddell states.
The Blessing In British Sign Language
The Canada Blessing
“As the world has come together in a time of crisis, the church has united in prayer and worship to bless our communities around the world in the Name of Jesus. The Church in Canada is beautiful, broad and diverse and it is a nearly impossible task to accurately represent the full breadth of true diversity within the church in Canada from coast to coast to coast,” a YouTube message from
The Blessing – Canada says. “This unique project extended an invitation to churches in every province and territory and we are grateful for the nearly 200 individuals who responded and took part and participated. With one voice, this is our prayer over Canada.”
The Chinese Blessing
“The Lord blesses you and protects you, looks down on you with a smile,” Chinese YouTubers Jeremy & Tiff write. “He gives you mercy, may the Lord be kind to you.”
The Blessing France
“A great wind of unity blew during the confinement and inspired more than 100 parishes, churches and Christian communities to unite to sing “La Bénédiction France,” a message YouTube message from La Bénédiction France states. “To bless is to say good, to praise and to call on the protection of God.”
The Ghana Blessing
“Worshippers across our nation have come together to join hearts with Christians all around the world to speak life and the blessing of God over our country and the world,” a message from The Blessing Ghana on YouTube states.
The Haitian Creole Blessing
“It’s so uplifting, we decided to put it in Creole so that Haiti can sing it too,” singer Rodberry Jacques wrote on YouTube.
The Hebrew Blessing
“Join Joshua Aaron and his son Max as they bring “Ha Bracha” (The Blessing) back to Jerusalem,” a YouTube message from Joshua Aaron says.
The Hawai‘i Blessing
“A gift from the Churches of Hawai‘i, The Hawai‘i Blessing was recorded during the first week of May 2020 by worship leaders from 25 churches across all 6 major islands of Hawai‘i,”a description of the recording posted on YouTube states. “During this time of sheltering-in-place, isolation and uncertainty about the future, we could all use a blessing and a sense of togetherness. In Hawai‘i, we call that ‘ohana – family.”
The Blessing India- In 31 Languages
“During this time of lockdown, a lot of us have been treading on difficult and uncertain paths, we pray that this song will renew your dependence on God and that you will know that Yahweh God is there to bless you,” a message from Benny Prasad says. “Stay strong dear friends.It’s just beautiful to get a taste of heaven listening to the different languages singing the same truth to ONE GOD.
The Blessing Italy
“Hello my friends !! Today we bring you a cover of a song called “The Blessing”, by Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes,” singers Gio & Lino wrote on Youtube. “ We are Gio & Lino and on this channel we want to share a little more about who we are and what we do!”
The Blessing Jamaica
“Though we cannot ALL gather together in the same physical space right now, we are still the church without walls,” “Musicians of Providence Methodist Church joined together (virtually) to offer this blessing over our church family and our island home Jamaica.”
The Blessing Kenya
“May this song be a blessing to you at this time of your life as it’s purely God’s word. It’s originally done by Kari Jobe & Cody Carnes,” The Tony Cruize International YouTube page says. “I’d like to say a big thank you to my God for making it possible for me and these amazing people in King’s Harmonies to do this song English and Kikuyu Languages from Kenya. Shalom.”
The Blessing Kids – (From Different Nations)
“Recorded in 5 days during ‘lockdown’ in May 2020, and featuring children from the UK, USA, NZ, AUS, SA and many other nations , ‘The Blessing (Kids)’ unites the voices of children to sing these powerful words of scripture over friends, family, cities and our world,” the description of the YouTube video from Allstars Kids Club states. “A huge thank you to ALL the children who were a part of the project – whether on video or just their voices. You were all amazing!”
The Latin America Blessing
“This is an initiative to unite between churches and friends across the continent, to declare these words about your life,” a YouTube message from La Bendición Latinoamérica says. “We were inspired by what similar good friends have done in other parts of the world and we wanted to make this possible in Latin America.”
Some of the Latin American regions represented in the song are: Perú, México, Guatemala, Paraguay, Argentina , Costa Rica, Colombia, Venezuela and El Paso, USA.
The Blessing Nigeria
“By the prompting of the Holy Spirit, believers in Nigeria have come together to speak The Blessing over our Nation,” The Blessing Nigeria says on YouTube. “This prophetic word has been translated into different Nigerian languages and dialects yet carrying One Sound.”
The Blessing Malaysia
“At this unique and challenging time in Malaysia, 80 churches and movements, representing hundreds of others, have come together online to sing a blessing over our nation. Standing together as one, our desire is that this song will fill you with hope and encourage you,” a message from The Malaysia Blessing says.
The Blessing Philippines
“Guests and family members of Love,Jesus got together to sing a blessing over our frontliners and over PH government on Labor Day 2020,” a message from Love, Jesus TV says.
The Blessing Puerto Rico
“A new generation of Puerto Rican worshipers, united to declare a blessing on your life, along with veteran René González,” a message from Yelitza Cintron’s YouTube states.
The Blessing Singapore
“177 churches have come together to sing a blessing over our land,” The Blessing SG says in a YouTube message.
The Blessing South Africa
“During the April 2020 lockdown people from across South Africa united to sing a blessing over our nation,” a YouTube message from The Blessing South Africa states. “The heart of this is to bless you – to give you hope and peace! Sing this in your homes, proclaim it over your family, your community, your city, your province – over our nation and our continent Africa!”
The Blessing South Korea
“In moments like this, we united in prayer to worship God and bless nations and countries in the name of Jesus Christ,” a YouTube message from Debris Studio says. “Though this film is produced by a single local church in S.Korea, we would love to collaborate with churches over the nation to represent South Korea truly.”
The Blessing Spain
“Inspired by the unity video from different parts of the world singing the song of The Blessing, in less than 4 weeks, 67 local churches, groups, choirs, movements and other singers from Spain have joined in a virtual choir of about 150 voices and instruments to BLESS our nation,” the YouTube channel for La Bendición España states. “We thank each of those who have participated and have made this precious mosaic possible in such a short time. We want God to inspire you, encourage you, and fill you with hope.”
The Blessing Sweden
“In the spring of 2020, Covid-19 and the major challenges that followed in the wake were markedly global and locally strong. The need for God’s presence, love, grace, salvation, peace, and blessing was greater than ever,” The Blessing Sweden’s YouTube channel states. “And since the Lord’s blessing is God’s word and promises to us, our families, our churches, and our country, hundreds of singers, who in turn represent hundreds of others, decided to come together in praise online and sing the Blessing on us. Our prayer is that it should in every way bless you as a listener.”
The Blessing United Kingdom
“At this unique and challenging time in the United Kingdom over 65 churches and movements, representing hundreds of others, have come together online to sing a blessing over our land. Standing together as one, our desire is that this song will fill you with hope and encourage you,”
The UK Blessing says in a YouTube message. “But the church is not simply singing a blessing, each day we’re looking to practically be a blessing. Many of the churches included in this song have assisted with supplying over 400,000 meals to the most vulnerable and isolated in our nation since COVID-19 lockdown began.”
The Blessing Zimbabwe
“Made possible by Sasai TeamTalk – The BlessingZW cover – Zimbabwean musicians heeded the call to unite and come together as the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic,” a YouTube message from SASAi Global states.
The Blessing with Kari Jobe & Cody Carnes (Original)
When husband-wife worship duo Kari Jobe and Cody Carnes teamed up with Elevation Worship leaders Steven Furtick and Chris Brown to pen the song in February, they wanted to release it as quickly as possible. After its release on YouTube last March, Jobe said they anticipated the song’s effect on people based on the fact that it is based on scripture.
“Because this song is based on scripture, the message is timeless, and we wanted to release it as quick as we could knowing the effect it could have on people’s hearts and spirits immediately, as it did ours,” she told The Christian Beat. “Also, God knew it would be something we could hold onto during a season of our lives that’s full of uncertainties and unknowns. Do not be afraid, God is with you.”