Third Day, Matt Maher Honor Rich Mullins With Unreleased Song, 20 Years After Death (Video)

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Mac Powell, Matt Maher and Ellie Holcomb record a Richard Mullins' never-released song "The Joy Of Jesus." |

On the 20th anniversary of his death, legendary singer Rich Mullins is being honored with the release and remake of one of his unreleased songs, "The Joy of Jesus."

Provident Label Group released the song on Mullins' death anniversary, Tuesday, as a way to commemorate his memory. "The Joy of Jesus" features vocals performed by the lead singer of Third Day, Mac Powell, as well as Matt Maher and Ellie Holcomb.

Mullins is pegged one of the "greatest poets and prophets" of Christian music. Despite his open battle with substance abuse which can be seen in his biopic, the "Ragamuffin," the musician was considered a "voice in the wilderness" calling people to cling to the great love of Jesus.

The impact Mullins left on artists and songwriters in the worship and Christian Contemporary music is what inspired Powell, Maher and Holcomb to record his never-released song, "The Joy of Jesus."

The track encapsulates Mullins' ministry method of speaking the simple message of Jesus' grace, love and joy.