I have a strong and perfect plea: Jesus

This song gets me every time. Perfect theology, perfect lyrics, perfect Saviour.

“When Satan tempts me to despair, and tells me of the guilt within

Upward I look and see Him there, who put an end to all my sin

Because the sinless Saviour died, my sinful soul is counted free

For God the just is justified to look on Him and pardon me.”



sovereign hands

I recently compiled a playlist of all my favourite Hillsong United songs from days gone by, and Mia Fieldes’ Sovereign Hands has to be one of the best. (lyrics below)


Sovereign hands
Nailed to a humble cross
Scars You bear
Speak of Your redeeming love
No wonder I call You the Saviour
No wonder I’m singing
God of all the heavens
Now and ‘til forever
High above the universe
God of my redemption
God of my surrender
The glory is Yours

Sovereign God 
Laying down a holy life
Heaven’s Son 
Willing to be crucified

Open hands
Given to a sovereign cause
All I am
God will be forever Yours

(I especially love the reversal in the final verse, where we sing of our response – our “open hands” – to the love of the sovereign Father.)

Mia is such a gifted songwriter; her lyrics are always so laden with truth that cuts straight to the heart. Have a listen to All For Love, another of her songs which I shared recently (http://tumblr.com/ZWffkxDiztYM). Just beautiful.

just stumbled upon the LOTR soundtrack again. it is, without doubt, my favourite ever OST – i just feel so many emotions when i listen to each piece.

howard shore is a genius.

this track, ‘minas tirith’, is probably my favourite individual track from the OST. it encapsulates the entire enterprise – melodic lyrical lines, thick chords, brass & woodwind ensembles, choral work, rhythmic energy… i could go on. enjoy!