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He Is Our God – Sunday Songs

He Is Our God is a song from Behold Our God, a collaborative album by Sovereign Grace Music and the Choir of Shiloh Church.
Some of the songs on the album are quite stylised in their presentation and the choir leading is strong which makes it hard to know exactly how a congregation would handle the vocals. He Is Our God sounds singable, though.

The lyrics.
Verse 1
Who can light the fires
Of a thousand burning suns
Blazing in the heavens?
There is only one, He is our God
Verse 2
Who commands the nations
Building up and tearing down
Silencing His rivals?
There is only one, He is our God
He is our God
Chorus 1
Holy, You alone are Holy
Matchless in Your glory, Holy God
Verse 3
Who would come to save us
When we turned away His love
Conquer us with kindness?
There is only one, He is our God
He is our God
Chorus 2
Holy, You alone are holy
Matchless in Your glory; no one is like You
Worthy, You alone are worthy
We adore You only, Holy God
Now to the King on the throne
Who was and is to come
And to the Lamb Who was slain be glory

Music and Words: Jon Althoff and Bob Kauflin
© 2017 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)/Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)

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Worship You Forever – Sunday Songs

Worship You Forever is a song from Behold Our God, a collaborative album by Sovereign Grace Music and the Choir of Shiloh Church.
Musically it’s a departure from the Sovereign Grace music style with the choir vocals sounding more gospel orientated, though still featuring piano accompaniment with the vocals driving the music, rather than full organ or orchestra.

The lyrics.
How this world is ever changing
Treasures rust and flowers fade
You alone, our constant Savior
You will never change
O immutable Redeemer
Died for us, our souls to save
Rose to give us hope eternal
You deserve all praise
Forever faithful, forever kind
Forever Yours, forever mine
Forever holy, forever true
And we’ll worship You
We’ll worship You
Your unfailing love, unceasing
Rescued us and will again
When our enemies surround us
You are our defense

Words and Music: Joseph Pace II, Dave Fournier, and Bob Kauflin.
© 2019 Pace Group Music Publishing (BMI)/Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)/Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)

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How High And How Wide – Sunday Songs

How High and How Wide / No Eye Has Seen is a song I’ve known for a fair while now.
I like to use it from time to time.

The lyrics:
No eye has seen and no ear has heard
And no mind has ever conceived
The glorious things that You have prepared
For every one who has believed
You brought us near and You called us Your own
And made us joint heirs with Your Son
How high and how wide
How deep and how long
How sweet and how strong is Your love
How lavish Your grace
How faithful Your ways
How great is Your love, O Lord
Objects of mercy who should have known wrath
We’re filled with unspeakable joy
Riches of wisdom, unsearchable wealth
And the wonder of knowing Your voice
You are our treasure and our great reward
Our hope and our glorious King

Words and music by Mark Altrogge
© 1990 Integrity’s Praise! Music/Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)

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Almost Count The Stars – New Album From Sovereign Grace Music

a0428622820_16-2Almost Count The Stars released yesterday.
Sovereign Grace Music’s promo blurb says: “As we wrote the songs for this album, we wanted to inspire gratefulness and wonder that the Father has joined us to Himself through the substitutionary sacrifice of His Son and sent His Spirit to open our eyes to His love.”
I’m getting a physical CD as part of my EMU Music + subscription, so I’m waiting for a little while for my copy this time.
In the meantime the songs can be heard here and on the player below.

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Sooner Count The Stars – Preorder New Sovereign Grace Music Album

a0428622820_16Sooner Count The Stars, the latest album from Sovereign Grace Music can be preordered at bandcamp.
I imagine iTunes and other vendors will have at some stage.
It releases on September 30.
The title track is currently available to listen to. I hope there are stronger melodies on some of the other songs.


O Holy Night Revisited (via Bob Kauflin)

Bob Kauflin has some interesting observations about the popularly known English language version of O Holy Night and the revised version of the song that features on Sovereign Grace Music’s latest album Prepare Him Room.
It’s worth a read (and a listen).