Today, one of the most powerful song arrangements I have heard in a long time, complete with God-glorifying, Jesus-honouring lyrics.
We begin with Hillsong’s ‘What a beautiful name’,
You were the Word at the beginning
One with God the Lord Most High
Your hidden glory in creation
Now revealed in You our Christ
Straight away we see the eternity and Deity of Christ, Word at the beginning, One with God the Lord most high. Scripture is pouring through this song, John 1.1, 10.30 here, and in the first line we are affirming that Jesus was, and is, eternal, and was, and is, God.
We then see the eternal Kingship of Jesus,
What a beautiful name it is, what a beautiful name it is
The name of Jesus Christ, my King
What a beautiful name it is, nothing compares to this
What a beautiful name it is, the name of Jesus
References to Jesus as King include Matthew 6.13, 1 Timothy 6.15, Revelation 1.5, Revelation 17.14, and Revelation 19.11-16.
So far, then, Jesus is eternal and the eternal King of Kings. As the song ramps up and the chills begin, we see that Jesus conquered death, “Death could not hold you“, as seen in Acts 2.24, 1 Corinthians 15.55, and Revelation 1.18.
Now we have Jesus as eternal, with God, as God, before the foundations of the world were laid, Jesus as eternal King of Kings, and Jesus having the power to defeat death, simply,
What a powerful name it is, nothing can stand against
What a powerful name it is, the name of Jesus
Deuteronomy 11.25 and Proverbs 21.30 both share this thought; nothing can stand against our great God, against Jesus the Messiah, or against the Spirit of God moving.
Then today’s song pauses and begins to ramp up even more, it’s getting emotional, then, with a few beats of the drum we are worshiping with the entire host of heaven.
I am convinced beyond all doubt this is what heaven will be like, the constant worship of our Lord, our God, the King of Kings…loud, emotional, upwardly focused, people of all nations, languages, and cultures worshiping their hearts out, pouring out what is deserved by our great God, just as we see in Revelation 4 and 5, specifically 4.8, 4.11, 5.9-10, 5.12-14.
This is definitely one to listen to as loud as you can, perhaps you need headphones, especially from 4:00 onwards…
This wonderful medley of two songs shows us just how precious the name of Jesus is to those who believe (1 Peter 2.6-8), and then gives us a loud, chilling, and emotive preview of what heavenly worship will be like…enjoy, and take this feeling into your day, and every day!