As many of you know, I’ve been a worship leader in some capacity since 1999. I’m passionate about music, especially music that magnifies the Lord!
Today I want to introduce a new weekly series that I pray will be beneficial to you. I’m calling the series “Wednesday Is for Worship,” and each week I’ll post a worship song to God. I pray you’ll use it to first sing praise to our great God and then to introduce it to others, hopefully even your congregation. Some of the songs will be new. Some will be old. But, all of them will extol the name and glories of God.
Our inaugural song is one that’s been on my heart for over a month now. My dear pastor friend Darrell Crawford introduced it to me as we drove to Louisville, KY in April of this year to attend the Together for the Gospel conference. It struck me right away and was later cemented in my heart when 8,000 people sang it at the top of our lungs at T4G. The song is called “Behold Our God.” Listen to it and sing praise to God with it!
Who has held the oceans in His hand
Who has numbered every grain of sand
Kings and nations tremble at His voice
All creation rises to rejoice
Behold our God seated on His throne
Come let us adore Him
Behold our King nothing can compare
Come let us adore Him!
Who has given counsel to the Lord
Who can question any of His Words
Who can teach the One who knows all things
Who can fathom all His wondrous deeds
Who has felt the nails upon His hands
Bearing all the guilt of sinful man
God eternal humbled to the grave
Jesus, Savior risen now to reign!
Men: You will reign forever!
Women: Let Your glory fill the earth
© 2011 Sovereigns Grace Worship (ASCAP)/Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI).
I love how the accompaniment in the intro and verses evoke the emotions of mystery and fear. The arrangement simply has a palpable tension to it, helping us feel that God is awesome and not to be trifled with! The lyrics in the verses back up that idea. God’s grandeur, transcendence, majesty, and otherness is captured in the verses, but then the tension of the arrangement resolves in the chorus, moving us to respond to the stunning beauty and glory of God. Behold our God! Adore our God!
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