Why we Worship

PSALM 47

Clap your hands, all peoples!
  Shout to God with loud songs of joy!
For the LORD, the Most High, is to be feared,
  a great king over all the earth.
He subdued peoples under us,
  and nations under our feet.
He chose our heritage for us,
  the pride of Jacob whom he loves.

God has gone up with a shout,
  the LORD with the sound of a trumpet.
Sing praises to God, sing praises!
  Sing praises to our King, sing praises!
For God is the King of all the earth;
  sing praises with a psalm!

Why Sing?

God reigns over the nations;
  God sits on his holy throne.
The princes of the peoples gather
  as the people of the God of Abraham.
For the shields of the earth belong to God;
  he is highly exalted!


Why Scripture?

Here Is Your God
Walt Harrah
© 2010 Seedsower Music ASCAP
THEME: We are not on our own. We are not left to our own selves. There is a God. He is mighty and powerful, and he delivers and saves. And when we call, he answers.



Lyrics | Description

Isaiah 40:9 provides us the exclamatory "permission" for this song, as if we needed any! Anyone who has been redeemed by the blood of Jesus won't hold it in. We look for the highest mountain, or the biggest sound system, to get the word out!

You who bring good tidings to Zion,
       go up on a high mountain.
       You who bring good tidings to Jerusalem,
       lift up your voice with a shout,
       lift it up, do not be afraid;
       say to the towns of Judah,
       "Here is your God!"

And then Isaiah 35 fleshes out for us little more what all the excitement is about.

Isaiah 35

1 The desert and the parched land will be glad;
       the wilderness will rejoice and blossom.
       Like the crocus, 2 it will burst into bloom;
       it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy.
       The glory of Lebanon will be given to it,
       the splendor of Carmel and Sharon;
       they will see the glory of the LORD,
       the splendor of our God.
 3 Strengthen the feeble hands,
       steady the knees that give way;

 4 say to those with fearful hearts,
       "Be strong, do not fear;
       your God will come,
       he will come with vengeance;
       with divine retribution
       he will come to save you."

 5 Then will the eyes of the blind be opened
       and the ears of the deaf unstopped.

 6 Then will the lame leap like a deer,
       and the mute tongue shout for joy.
       Water will gush forth in the wilderness
       and streams in the desert.

 7 The burning sand will become a pool,
       the thirsty ground bubbling springs.
       In the haunts where jackals once lay,
       grass and reeds and papyrus will grow.

 8 And a highway will be there;
       it will be called the Way of Holiness.
       The unclean will not journey on it;
       it will be for those who walk in that Way;
       wicked fools will not go about on it.

 9 No lion will be there,
       nor will any ferocious beast get up on it;
       they will not be found there.
       But only the redeemed will walk there,

 10 and the ransomed of the LORD will return.
       They will enter Zion with singing;
       everlasting joy will crown their heads.
       Gladness and joy will overtake them,
       and sorrow and sighing will flee away.

Imagine a "happy" desert, a wilderness that is "partying!" Imagine feeble hands once limp now ready for action. Imagine God rising up, and doing wonders like opening the eyes of the blind, and allowing the deaf to hear. Those who could not mouth a word suddenly praise God with a tongue that is alive. Sorrow and sighing are no more. Unrighteousness is unwelcome. Holiness is the norm. Singing is everywhere.

Wow. Jesus ministered in a way that met those qualifications, and still there was unbelief. Some pondered, "Even if the Christ did come as expected, would he do anything more incredible than what we have witnessed?" (John 7)

This song is "evangelistic." Here is YOUR God, not OUR God, even though OUR God is just as true. But this song is an invitation to call on the name of the Lord, and to trust in his name, his power, his deliverance, his salvation.



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