There’s something about the way saints of old used to wrap song around scripture that stirs the soul. Henry Williams Baker – who originally penned this hymn over 100 years ago – spent his life trying to describe the glory of God and inspire His people to respond through song, but this particular hymn was special, even to him.
Most Christians begin their faith captured by the truth of forgiveness. This is right and good; may we never lose the wonder of God canceling our sin’s enormous debt. At the time, it seemed there could be no higher gain than being delivered from God’s wrath by God Himself.
Because a worship leader is not someone who stands on a stage and passively says “Stand & sing”. It’s someone who stands before a world of restless, dying hearts and lifts up Jesus as high as he can
I think it’s important to start with a definition. Biblical worship is the full-life response-head, heart, and hands- to who God is and what He has done.
The unwavering love and hold of a victorious and unshakeable God compels His people to worship without reservation, because He is true and right. He has awakened us to life, and our response to this great God is a response of awe and wonder!