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This is an original worship song that I wrote in 2001 four days after the attacks on September 11. In the midst of the tragedy and senseless violence it was hard not to have thoughts of despair, anger, and doubting God. And yet those are the times when we most need to worship him and look to his holiness. I was reading in Psalms and these verses from chapter 29 and 19 leaped out at me.
The first part is taken from the first few verses of Psalm 29 where it is a call out to God’s people to worship and ascribe the glory and strength due his name.
Ascribe to the Lord, you heavenly beings, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness. —Psalm 29:1-2
The bridge comes from Psalm 19 and is a reminder that we have the evidence of God’s glory and majesty all around us in the works of his hands. They should bear witness and tug at our hearts to burst into praise to our God and King.
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. —Psalm 19:1-4a
The chorus section could reference several passages where the Lord is declared to be on the throne and the King but staying in Psalm 29 we find a good reference in verse 10:
The Lord sits enthroned over the flood; the Lord is enthroned as King forever. —Psalm 29:10
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Ascribe to the Lord
Ascribe to the Lord glory and strength
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name
And worship him in the splendor of his holiness
For the heavens declare the glory of God
The skies proclaim the works of his hands
And day after day their voice goes into all the earth
So lift your voice and sing
Hallelujah, he is king
Psalm 29:1-2; 19:1-4
Copyright © 2001 Dawson Cowals.