Songs that reflect God’s unfailing love:

One of the most powerful experiences we can have is while engaging in music. And for the believer engaged in God's Story it elicits a worship to the God who has revealed to us the most profound realities ever encountered by the human heart! Music is indeed a universal language as we note the world's utter dependence upon it for processing pain, for celebration, and for life itself.

While we gather at various churches and worship with their particular songs we have noticed a significant turn in their emphasis in the last few years. They have transitioned from being primarily about our personal worship to God/Jesus to including a more global scope. The latest songs are calling the earth, the world, the nations, all mankind to come and worship our Redeemer and Savior. It's as if they have caught the Psalmist's passion to cry, "everything that has breath, praise the Lord!" This makes sense in the presence of something truly beautiful; it is the natural human tendency to call others to join in what you are experiencing. Joy must be shared in order to be completed. And the more persons we share it with the greater will be our joy. So it would be a natural God-given craving to not be satisfied until "all the earth" can see and experience what we are beholding...the Source of all love, healing, beauty, and glory.

We are thankful to be able to express the full vision of the gospel through the songs we sing. Here are some examples of the sweeping pronouncements made by our worship leaders through song yet still censored in word. It's as if our hearts are soaring far ahead of our doctrine and prophetically singing what we somehow know has to be true...

(The Song titles are linked to YouTube videos, when applicable)


All of Creation by Mercy Me

Separated until the veil was torn
The moment that hope was born
and guilt was pardoned once and for all

Captivated but no longer bound by chains
left at an empty grave
the sinner and the sacred resolved

And all of creation sing with me now
lift up your voice and lay your burden down
and all of creation sing with me now
fill up the heavens let His glory resound...

And every knee will bow oh and every tongue praise the Father praise the Son
and the Spirit in one...


Rise by Hillsong (released July 2011)

VERSE 1:
All the earth come alive
Lift your eyes to the morning
Let our hearts beat again
With a lifeblood that never fails
Your love it will never fail

VERSE 2:
Breaking down the divide in a holy collision
The Divine in disguise
Took the cross for our sin and shame
Our God You will never fail

VERSE 3:
See the lost in return
Swing the doors ever wider
See the tide as it turns
Love and mercy is on the rise
As the world folds into Your light
All creation will see Your light

VERSE 4:
Hear the sound of freedom rise
As our song breaks the silence
Echoing the angel cry
Let us lift up Your holy Name
Hereafter to sing Your praise
Forever and ever

CHORUS:
We will hold, we will love
We will fall in surrender
We will rise, we will run
We will live to declare Your Name
Forever to bring You praise
Forever we'll lift up Your Name

VERSE 5:
The universe on its knees
See the stars in surrender
God above kings and queens
Every idol will bend and break
But our God You will never fail
Forever and ever…


The Lost Are Found by Hillsong (2011)

VERSE 1

Everlasting
While earthly ages fade
In mercy
Our God Your kingdom reigns

Lord over everything
You are near
All of the universe at Your feet

VERSE 2:

In the Savior
Injustice brought to right
For Your glory
That Your name be lifted high

CHORUS:

Lord over everything
You are near
All of the universe at Your feet
Lord over everything
You are near
All of the universe at Your feet

BRIDGE:

The lost are found
The blind will see
The lame will walk
The dead will live
And You Are God
Forever You will reign
The lost are found
The blind will see
The lame will walk
The dead will live
And You Are God
Forever You will reign


The Love of God --traditional hymn by Mercy Me

The love of God is greater far
Than tongue or pen can ever tell;
It goes beyond the highest star,
And reaches to the lowest hell;
The guilty pair, bowed down with care,
God gave His Son to win;
His erring child He reconciled,
And pardoned from his sin.

O love of God, how rich and pure!
How measureless and strong!
It shall forevermore endure
The saints’ and angels’ song.
When years of time shall pass away,
And earthly thrones and kingdoms fall,
When men, who here refuse to pray,
On rocks and hills and mountains call,
God’s love so sure, shall still endure,
All measureless and strong;
Redeeming grace to Adam’s race—
The saints’ and angels’ song.

Could we with ink the ocean fill,
And were the skies of parchment made,
Were every stalk on earth a quill,
And every man a scribe by trade,
To write the love of God above,
Would drain the ocean dry.
Nor could the scroll contain the whole,
Though stretched from sky to sky.

Your Great Name by Natalie Grant

Lost are saved; find their way; at the sound of Your great name
All condemned; feel no shame, at the sound of Your great name
Every fear; has no place; at the sound of Your great name
The enemy; he has to leave; at the sound of Your great name

Jesus, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain for us, Son of God and Man
You are high and lifted up; and all the world will praise Your great name

All the weak; find their strength; at the sound of Your great name
Hungry souls; receive grace; at the sound of Your great name
The fatherless; they find their rest; at the sound of Your great name
Sick are healed; and the dead are raised; at the sound of Your great name

Jesus, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain for us, Son of God and Man
You are high and lifted up; and all the world will praise Your great name


God of All Glory by Jeremy Riddle

God of the heavens
King of matchless worth
Lord of all nations
Judge of the earth
By mercy we come
And out of love we cry

God of all glory
Savior of the world
Holy One eternal
Let Your praise fill the earth
Oh fill the earth!
Oh let it fill the earth!
Fill the earth!

We raise holy hands
We extol the King of Kings
We rend our whole hearts
As a fragrant offering
Lifting up one voice
Resounding out one cry (oh let it ring, let it rise!)

We sing God of glory
Savior of the world
Holy One Eternal
Let Your praise fill this earth
Oh fill the earth!
Oh fill the earth!
Oh let it fill the earth!
Fill the earth.

Our God is Love by Hillsong

Every soul every beating heart
Every nation and every tongue
Come find hope in the love of the Father

All creation will bow as one
Lift their eyes to the risen Son
Jesus Savior forever and after

This is love
Jesus came and died and gave His life for us
Let our voices rise and sing for all He's done
Our fear is overcome
Our God is love
Our God is love

Every distant and broken heart
Every prayer every outstretched arm
Finding hope in the love of the Father

Age to age let His praises rise
All the glory for all of time
Jesus Savior forever and after

Age to age we will be singing
In the light of all He's done
All the earth everyone singing
In the wonder of His love.

The Revelation Song by Philips, Craig and Dean

Holy, Holy, Holy
Is the Lord God Almighty
Who was, and is, and is to come, yeah
With all creation I sing:
Praise to the King of Kings!
You are my everything,
And I will adore You!

You Reign by Mercy Me

Even before there was a drop in the ocean
even before there was a star in the sky
even before the world was put in motion
You were on Your throne, You were on Your throne.

You reign glory in the highest You reign
let creation testify by Your name every knee will bow
and every tongue proclaim that Jesus reigns.

Even before Your hand made the heavens
even before the breath of all mankind
even before we had to be forgiven
You were on Your throne, You were on Your throne.

Other examples of this message of restoration in song are:

All Things New by Sidewalk Prophets
Beautiful Things by Gungor
Great in All the Earth by Starfield
Where We Belong by Hillsong
Our God Saves by Paul Baloche
Everyone (Praises) by New Life Worship
My Savior Lives by New Life Worship
Mighty to Save by Laura Story
All I Need Is You by Hillsong
Holy by Jason Morant
This Is Our God by Hillsong
Love Has Come by Mark Schultz
Your Love Never Fails by Jesus Culture
Savior King by Hillsong United
No Chains On Me by Chris Tomlin
Let Your Kingdom Come by Aaron Ivey
How He Loves by Jeremy Riddle
God Is Able by Hillsong
Forevermore by Resurrection Life Church
Come, Now is the Time to Worship by Brian Doerkson