Anthem // Great Are You Lord – Thursday Music

Today for Thursday Music something familiar with something added on the end. We’ve had Anthem by Phil Wickham before, today it’s that plus Great Are You Lord by All Songs And Daughters.

First we get the whole Anthem song, and if you look back through our Thursday Music Devotionals, you’ll see it on 28/03/19.

For my own two cents, I think it’s great when two songs fit so well together that the overall worship experience is enhanced. It’s something we do occasionally at Saar Fellowship, perhaps the chorus from a hymn fits in with a more contemporary song inspired by the hymn, perhaps the opposite, but seamlessly blending two songs together helps us feel like we are worshiping through song rather than just singing individually wrapped and packaged pieces.

So, Great Are You Lord begins, here at least, with

And all the earth will shout Your praise
Our hearts will cry, these bones will sing
Great are You, Lord

So many Psalms come to mind when talking about praising the Lord, 150.1-2, 63.3, 27.1, 103, 148, we could go on and on!

It's Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise
We pour out our praise
It's Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise
To You only

The idea of God’s breath in our lungs being a reason to pour out our praise takes us back to Genesis 2.7, doesn’t it, wherein God formed man, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. In Job we read, more than once, that because the breath of God is in us, as long as the breath of the Almighty gives us life we should speak only good things about our Lord and Savior (27.3, cf. 33.4)

Simply, it’s the right thing to do, isn’t it, to pour out our praise to Him only, because He is the anthem of our heart, and the anchor of our souls.

28.03.19 – Anthem – Thursday Music

Sometimes, it’s just so obvious that God’s providential ordering of things is shining through that we just can’t miss it. Tomorrow at Saar Fellowship we are looking at Hebrews 6.13-20, with a message titled The Anchor. Today, we are singing about this anchor…

So many reasons

Too many to count

To say that I love You

To worship You now

Your love is perfect

Your heart is kind

I’m Yours forever

Forever You’re mine

How many reasons do we have to love Jesus? Too many to count; He loved us first, He justified us, He is sanctifying us, and He will glorify us. He died for us. 

Jesus, the anthem of my heart

Jesus, the anchor of my soul

I’m overwhelmed by all You are

Oh how I love You

He is the name we sing from within, and He is the anchor of our souls (Hebrews 6.13-20). When we really unpack how and why He is the anchor, what He did, where He now is, who He is, we really are overwhelmed by all He is. 

You call me beloved

You call me friend

Your grace says I am worthy

You welcome me in

Now all that I long for

And all that I need

Is to be in Your presence

Forever I fall at Your feet

What a privilege it is to ba called a friend of the Lord (John 15.15), and through His amazing grace we are counted as worthy (Romans 3.10, 2 Corinthians 5.21). Not only that, but He has promised to supply all our need, all that we truly long for (Philippians 4.19). 

Faithful to the end

God You are always good

Where do I begin

There’s so many reasons to love You

Your promise never breaks

Your beauty never fades

What else can I say

There’s so many reasons to love You

Jesus is truly faithful to the end (Revelation 22.12-13), and truly good until the end. God’s unswerving, unchanging, immutable, ineffable character is the reason His promise never fades, and that is what we are talking about tomorrow morning!

So, what else can we say, there’s so many reasons to love Him. 

Love Him today!