We sing Mark Peterson’s Highest Place a couple of times a year.
The setting of Paul’s Christ hymn from Philippians 2 has held up well.
The original album itself is out print, I think, but the music book still seems available from EMU Music and a version of the song is featured on EMU’s compilation best of, New Song In My Heart.
The lyrics:
Jesus Christ, in very nature God,
Did not grasp hold of His place on the throne,
But took on the nature of a servant,
Made Himself nothing, born as a man.
Being found in appearance as a man,
He was obedient to death on a cross.
There He died, God the Son, the maker,
A humble servant, showing the way.
Therefore God exalted Him to the highest place
And gave Him the name above all names,
So that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
In heaven and on earth and under the earth,
And every tongue confess that
Jesus is Lord,
To the glory of God the Father.

©1998 Mark Peterson

It’s an engaging song. Here’s an Mark and co. singing it.

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