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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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Is He Worthy? by Andrew Peterson

If you like Andrew Peterson’s music (and I’m a fan) then the release of Resurrection Letters Volume 1 (ten years after Resurrection Letters Volume 2) is big, big, news.
A five track prelude Resurrection Letters Prologue has already been released.
Is He Worthy? is a the first pre-release track from the album proper.