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Is He Worthy? – Sunday Songs

Is He Worthy? was released on Andrew Peterson’s Resurrection Letters Volume 1 and I’ve already feature it here.
It’s been included by Chris Tomlin on his upcoming album Holy Roar.
Which probably means its going to be sung in lots of churches quite a lot pretty soon.
I’m not sure how it works in congregational setting, but call and response is a legitimate but not often used form.

The lyrics and song structure are very strong (it is an Andrew Peterson composition, after all), and the melody is regular enough to be singable.

Here’s Tomlin’s version.

And, here’s Peterson’s

The lyrics:
Do you feel the world is broken?
(We do)
Do you feel the shadows deepen?
(We do)
But do you know that all the dark won’t stop the light from getting through?
(We do)
Do you wish that you could see it all made new?
(We do)
Is all creation groaning?
(It is)
Is a new creation coming?
(It is)
Is the glory of the Lord to be the light within our midst?
(It is)
Is it good that we remind ourselves of this?
(It is)
Is anyone worthy?
Is anyone whole?
Is anyone able to break the seal and open the scroll?
The Lion of Judah who conquered the grave
He is David’s root and the Lamb who died to ransom the slave
Is He worthy? Is He worthy?
Of all blessing and honor and glory
Is He worthy of this?
He is
Does the Father truly love us?
(He does)
Does the Spirit move among us?
(He does)
And does Jesus, our Messiah hold forever those He loves?
(He does)
Does our God intend to dwell again with us?
(He does)
Is anyone worthy?
Is anyone whole?
Is anyone able to break the seal and open the scroll?
The Lion of Judah who conquered the grave
He is David’s root and the Lamb who died to ransom the slave
From every people and tribe
Every nation and tongue
He has made us a kingdom and priests to God
To reign with the Son
Is He worthy?Is He worthy?
Of all blessing and honor and glory
Is He worthy? Is He worthy?
Is He worthy of this?
He is!
Is He worthy? Is He worthy?
He is!
He is!

Words and Music: Andrew Peterson / Ben Shive
(c) 2018 Jakedog Music and JunkBox Music.


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Psalm 27 (I Will See Your Goodness) by Greg LaFollette featuring Andrew Peterson

Psalm 27 by Greg LaFollette featuring Andrew Peterson.
From an ep by LaFollette called Do Not Destroy.


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Remember And Proclaim – Sunday Songs

I’ve included Remember And Proclaim from Andrew Peterson’s Resurrection Letters Vol. 1 in Sunday Songs because it’s a song about the Lord’s Supper; and I think the Lord’s Supper is best thought of in the context of corporate worship.

The lyrics:
1.
As we gather round this table
We remember and proclaim
Christ has died, Christ is risen
Christ will come again
There’s nothing to fear and everything to gain
And so we gather here to remember
To remember and proclaim
2.
Every footstep tells the story
As the people join the feast
We remember his blood and body
Broken for you and me
One step and we remember
The other we proclaim
His death until He comes
O He’s coming back
He’s coming back again!
Chorus.
And every time we break the bread
We drink the wine,
I can hear the song in my heart and my head,
And I sing along…
We remember, we proclaim
His death until he comes again!
We remember, we proclaim
Christ has died, Christ has risen,
Christ will come again!
3.
Now we join with friends and neighbors
To celebrate again
Around a different kind of table
We remember just the same.
This feast, it is a battle
That we wage against the night,
This joy is just a shadow of the resurrection
Of the resurrection life!
Chorus.
And every time we break the bread,
We drink the wine,
I can hear the song in my heart and my head,
And I sing along…
We remember, we proclaim
His death until he comes again!
We remember, we proclaim:
Christ has died, Christ has risen,
Christ will come again!
Ending.
We remember, we proclaim
His death until he comes again!
We remember, we proclaim
Christ has died, Christ has risen,
Christ will come again!

Andrew Peterson | Andy Gullahorn
© 2018 Jakedog Music (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.)


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Maybe Next Year by Andrew Peterson

Maybe Next Year is track 6 on Andrew Peterson’s Resurrection Letters Vol. 1.
A song of expectation and hope.
“For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come.”


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I’ve Seen Too Much by Andrew Peterson

I’ve Seen Too Much, a track from Resurrection Letters Vol. 1 by Andrew Peterson.
The lives of the disciples only make sense in the light of the resurrection.

“I’ve seen so much that cannot be explained
And I realize it’s a mystery of faith
But my friend was dead and He walked out of the grave
And I knew the world would never be the same”


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Risen Indeed by Andrew Peterson

Risen Indeed by Andrew Peterson.
The second track from Resurrection Letters Volume 1.
Peterson wrote the song some years ago, this album has had a long gestation.

“And so the seed that died for You becomes a seedling
Just put your hand into the wound that bought your healing”


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His Heart Beats by Andrew Peterson

His Heart Beats by Andrew Peterson.
The opening track of Resurrection Letters Volume 1.
It’s the Saturday after Good Friday, but Sunday’s coming…