Good Wednesday to you! This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it! Of course, there are manifold reasons to rejoice, but today I want us to think about rejoicing in God’s majesty. In fact, that’s the name of today’s song: “Majesty (Here I Am).”
Martin Smith and Stuart Garrard of the band Delirious? penned this song in 2003 and published it through Curious? Music UK. It’s been covered by many artists, including Michael W. Smith. I first worshiped the Lord with this song in 2006 at a Promise Keepers conference at Freedom Hall in Louisville, KY. Immediately, the lyrics struck my heart and caused me to think more highly of God, which all worship songs should do.
So, here is Delirious? leading us in worship with “Majesty (Here I Am)”:
Here I am humbled by your Majesty
Covered by your grace so free
Here I am, knowing I’m a sinful man
Covered by the blood of the Lamb
Now I’ve found the greatest love of all is mine
Since you laid down your life
The greatest sacrifice
Your grace has found me just as I am
Empty handed, but alive in your hands
Forever I am changed by your love
In the presence of your Majesty
Here I am humbled by the love that you give
Forgiven so that I can forgive
Here I stand, knowing that I’m your desire
Sanctified by glory and fire
Both verses are a statement from the worshiper, stating what they are humbled by and what they know as they stand in the presence of God. The worshiper is humbled by the majesty of God and the love of God and knows that while he is sinful, he is still desired by God. That’s an amazing thought that a holy God would graciously cover our sin and love a sinner like you and me!
The pre-chorus moves in to highlight the love of Christ demonstrated in His atoning, substitutionary death on the cross.
And then, the chorus explodes with the word “Majesty!” In other words, “God, you are great and full of splendor in your sovereignty and beauty!” Perhaps the most vivid picture is found in the line that says “Empty handed but alive in your hands.” I love that imagery! We come with nothing to God. We earn nothing good from God. Yet, because of the great love with which He has loved us, He has made us alive together with Christ! It’s a transforming love that meets us where we are sin and works to rid us of that sin as we’re made into the likeness of Christ.
May you worship the Majesty for all of His majesty this Wednesday and forevermore!