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.”
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)
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
Laying down a holy life
Willing to be crucified
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.
“The climate changes, I’m singing for strangers about you”
– Some of the best lyrics I’ve heard in a long long while.
In Christ Alone – Brian Littrell
“in every victory, let it be said of me: my source of strength, my source of hope is Christ alone.”
blast from the past. just remembered how much I love this song. and this version is just… insane.
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!
“all you need is love” is a lie, ‘cos we had love but we still said goodbye
this acoustic version is so insanely good. (insert other superlatives)
blast from the past: mae’s suspension. pretty awesome.
“say anything, but say what you mean; when you whisper you want this”