New music video revisits historic 1970s Jesus Movement

JesusMovementConsidered by some to be the century’s biggest movement of the Holy Spirit, the Jesus Movement swept over the United States in the late 1960’s, and throughout the 1970’s.

Musical artists like Larry Norman, and later Keith Green, blazed a new trail of Christian rock music that had no predecessors at the time. This music moved a generation into God’s family, and opened doors of churches to the ”unwashed” that had previously been closed.

Now, in 2013, The Sunrise seeks to recapture the spirit of God’s inclusion by chronicling a history of the Jesus Movement for the benefit of today’s generation. They do so in an original song aptly titled, “The Jesus Movement.”

In addition to a lyrical and musical story, the official music video release for The Sunrise song, ”The Jesus Movement,” presents a visual history that includes pictures and video clips from the time period to illustrate the song.

Watch the video:

The Sunrise band formed in 2009, and have released two albums of original music. The Sunrise’s sophomore album release, “We Have Not Heard,” features renowned guitarist Phil Keaggy on three songs, along with Crosby Stills Nash and Young drummer Joe Vitale on the title track.

The album “We Have Not Heard” has received very positive reviews. CCM Magazine gave the album four stars and says that it, “exudes musical and spiritual authenticity that shouldn’t be ignored.” Gospel Music Channel ( notes, “The Sunrise is certainly in a class of its own,” and calls the album, “a title we are truly excited about.”

More information about The Sunrise band can be found online at

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