HERE'S THE STORY
In the winter of 2009, a poet named Jennifer Jill Schwirzer felt impressed to put the book of Revelation to verse. Part way through that endeavor, Jennifer, who is also a songwriter and recording artist, began to turn some of her verses into songs. “Wouldn’t it be great to record a whole album of songs based on Revelation?” she thought. Realizing she lacked the resources to create a project of this magnitude, Jennifer contacted several of her established musician friends. No one seemed interested. She shelved the idea.
Shortly after, Jennifer met Lee Givhan and Delon Lawrence. “Lee G and Delon” as they were known by their following around Philadelphia, performed as a duo with Lee rapping and Delon beatboxing or “making beats” in his recording studio. Having become more serious about their faith around this time, Lee and Delon began writing Bible based songs and spoken word pieces. Delon even arranged some of Jennifer’s songs.
One day Jennifer felt an impression from the Holy Spirit. “Jennifer, why don’t you ask Lee and Delon to help with your Revelation project?”
“But God, they’re rappers!” Jennifer cried, “I’m a folk singer.”
“But Jennifer, they’re my sons,” God replied, “And there’s nothing wrong with spoken words.”
“But they’re kids!” Jennifer said.
“All people are My children,” God said.
And that was that.
Thus was born what was initially called “The Revelation Project” and later "The Lamb Wins." Soon, the endeavor took on a life of its own. Touring musicians, missionaries, friends, and family lent their voices and instrumental talents to the project– so much so that the producers refer to the group as The Lesser Light Collective as opposed to a band or choir. The Collective's first project, "The Lamb Wins," was released in 2013. Approximately 3 years later, they released a second album, "The King Dreams," based on the book of Daniel (August 2016).
This project is not about us and our talent; it’s about the King's dream for His people that will never fail. It's about the Lamb, Jesus Christ, and how He finally wins the war of good and evil. First, though, he wins the war over our hearts. And to that end we dedicate this music.