Worship God Live

15 06 2006

worship-god.jpgI recently received a copy of Worship God Live a cd put out by the music ministry of Sovereign Grace. The cd is a live recording of two day celebration at Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg, MD.

If you are a fan of Sovereign Grace’s previous releases you will enjoy Worship God Live. The cd maintains its commitment to biblically sound, Christ-exalting, heart stirring lyrics. Consider the following exerpts:

from “Endless Praises”:

Look upon this wondrous sight

Foul sinners clothed in white

With the righteousness of Christ

All our guilt is washed away

Every debt we owed is paid

How astounding is this grace

From “Jesus Thank You”

The mystery of the cross

I cannot comprehend

The agonies of Calvary

You the perfect Holy One

Crushed Your Son

Drank the bitter cup

Reserved for me

Additionally, Bob Kauflin and company have updated the sound of some great songs from yesteryear. God our Help in Ages Past by Isaac Watts and God Moves by William Cowper are both well done.

worshipers.jpgAs a Christian I love the truth, so therefore, I love music that exalts the truth. I can remember studying to preach on Romans 3 and just having the lyrics of songs like Jesus Thank You floating around in concert with the text. This was simply awesome. Songs that sing truth serve as an able auxiliary in our meditation and devotion. The Worship God Live cd is a musical friend that comes to encourage saints to love the Savior with increased zeal, delight and devotion each day. I am thankful that the Lord is pleased to give the church gifts such as these to stir genuine affections for Christ.

Hallelujah, What a Savior

21 05 2006

I was listening to “Hallelujah, What a Savior” this morning and was so blessed to consider the words. Additionally, I am so thankful to the folks at Sovereign Grace, particularly Bob Kauflin for updating the historic hymns in recent days.  I love singing songs that are distinctly biblical, that liberals and heretics cannot sing. 

Enjoy the words, but enjoy the Savior to whom the words point and reflect.

“Man of Sorrows” what a name

For the Son of God who came

Ruined sinners to reclaim

Hallelujah, what a Savior

Hallelujah, what a Savior

Bearing shame and scoffing rude

In my place condemned He stood

Sealed my pardon with His blood

Guilty vile and helpless we

Spotless Lamb of God was He

Full atonement can it be

Hallelujah, what a Savior

Hallelujah, what a Savior

Lifted up was He to die

“It is finished!” was His cry

Now in heaven exalted high

When He comes, our glorious King

All His ransomed home to bring

Then anew this song we’ll sing


Hallelujah, what a Savior

Hallelujah, what a Savior