The Bible tells us that God the Father lifted up God the Son—Jesus Christ—above all and that at His name every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that He is Lord (Philippians 2). He alone is high over all, and by His name and His sacrifice are we saved. Therefore, how fitting it is to worship Him and lift His name up as the only name.
Known as modern day hymn writers, Keith Getty and Stuart Townend have co-written many great songs for the church. But perhaps the most well-known modern hymn of our day is “In Christ Alone.”
Today’s song feature has many special memories for me. I originally heard and learned it back in 2014 with a group of dear friends and brother and sisters in the Lord. We were gathered for a worship time and someone requested this song. It was a special time to fellowship and worship and the song has stuck with me all these years. Now I lead this song in my church and it continues to be a powerful avenue through with we can worship the Lord and celebrate all He’s done.
It truly feels like summer has arrived! The weather has turned warmer and the sun is shining brightly. It’s a season to celebrate and enjoy. And in the spirit of joy and celebration, let’s rejoice in our Savior and all that He’s done for us—the shining Son of God!
Worship songs come in all shapes and forms. Some are long, complex and tell a story. Others declare our faith and what we believe and contain bold statements. While still others are extremely simple in lyric and music yet convey deep emotion and a heartfelt prayer. The final song I’m going to share with you this month and that will complete our Worship Set 2 falls into the last category.
Hymns are classic. They are full of deep theological truth and have stood the test of time. However, depending on what type of church you go to, hymns can sometimes feel old fashioned and not terribly relevant to the current musical style. Nevertheless, the truth they contain is still rich and deep. So I love it when song writers combine solid hymns with modern music. They give the hymns new life with a fresh bridge or chorus or even weaving them together with newer songs.
Continuing on in our theme of celebrating God’s saving work on the cross and our salvation, today’s song for “Here I Am to Worship” is a powerful declaration and anthem of Christ’s victory over death.
Resurrection Sunday was just a couple of days ago. As we continue to bask in the wonder and glory of what that day represents for us as believers, I have a special song to share with you. You may have heard it a million times, but this song is powerful no matter how many times you sing or listen to it. It has definitely been anointed by God.
Have you ever heard a worship song and gotten chills? The power and beauty of the song almost immediately ushers in the presence of God and touches your heart. If you haven’t had a moment like this, I pray that you experience one soon! It’s amazing and profound.
This song has been circling around in my head for the last week or so. While it hasn’t always been a favorite of mine, God really impressed it upon my heart recently. The most powerful part (and my favorite!) is the chorus:
How wonderful, how glorious
My Savior’s scars, victorious
My chains are gone, my debt is paid
From death to life and grace to grace