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Behold Our God – Sunday Songs

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Behold Our God featured as part of the song list at the Together For The Gospel conference. A great feature of that is that the song was rendered in a four-part arrangement, which means that it is singable by normal congregations.
We’ll be experimenting with it at mgpc during 2013.
The poetry’s still pretty loose, but it looks like they’ve made an effort.
There’s no discernible thematic development either, but the elements add up pretty well to a useful opening song of praise.
The lyrics.
1
Who has held the oceans in His hands
Who has numbered every grain of sand
Kings and nations tremble at His voice
All creation rises to rejoice
CHORUS
Behold our God seated on His throne
Come let us adore Him
Behold our King nothing can compare
Come let us adore Him!
2
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
3
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!
TAG
Men: You will reign forever!
Women: Let Your glory fill the earth

Music and words by Jonathan Baird, Ryan Baird, Meghan Baird, and Stephen Altrogge.
© 2011 Sovereigns Grace Worship (ASCAP)/Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI).

Here’s the recording from Together for the Gospel Live II

Here’s a youtube of the track’s original arrangement from the Risen album.

3 thoughts on “Behold Our God – Sunday Songs

  1. Would you be able to elaborate on ” a great feature of that is that the song was rendered in a four-part arrangement, which means that it is singable by normal congregations”? I suspect I agree, but I might be misinterpreting you.

    Also, if you sang this in your congregation, would you sing the tag 8 times?

    We have sung this in our congregation, but don’t sing the tag at all.

    • The musicians here find great amusement in the page after page long arrangements for some of the SGM stuff. They have them sticky taped together across a wall of music stands.
      So a one page arrangement for one their songs is gold.
      Here’s the link to the four-parter for Behold Our God.
      I’m glad to know you’ve used it. That’s encouraging.
      I’d waver between doing the tag four times or leaving it out. Listening to the recordings I really can’t see what it adds.
      I’d be more inclined to do the last two lines of the first verse and then a final chorus.
      Last night I did all fifteen ‘There are no Gods like Jehovah’ in Days Of Elijah, but I can only get away with it once or twice a year.

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