Archives For Worship Wednesdays

As Christians, we all seem to lose our focus on Christ from time to time. The great hymn writer Robert Robinson, even added our loss of focus to his song when he penned “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”.

O to grace how great a debtor, daily I’m constrained to be!

Let Thy goodness, like a fetter, bind my wandering heart to Thee.

Prone to wonder, Lord, I feel it, prone to leave the God I love;

Here’s my heart, Lord, take a seal it, seal it for Thy courts above.

So, from time to time, we need to be reminded of who we are but more importantly, we need to be reminded of who HE is.

Today’s Worship Wednesday song is entitled “Is He Worthy?” from Andrew Peterson. Peterson has written this song as a reminder to us as to the power and worth of God Almighty! We are reminded of His power and worth in chapter 5 in the book of Revelation. It says,

Then I saw in the right hand of him who was seated on the throne a scroll written within and on the back, sealed with seven seals. And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?” And no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or to look into it, and I began to weep loudly because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or to look into it. And one of the elders said to me, “Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals.”And between the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders I saw a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain, with seven horns and with seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth. And he went and took the scroll from the right hand of him who was seated on the throne. And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each holding a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. And they sang a new song, saying,

“Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation, and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth.”

I hope you enjoy “Is He Worthy?” and worship our Lord today because He is the ONLY ONE WORTHY!


Do you feel the world is broken? (We do)
Do you feel the shadows deepen? (We do)
But do you know that all the dark won’t stop the light from getting through? (We do)
Do you wish that you could see it all made new? (We do)

Is all creation groaning? (It is)
Is a new creation coming? (It is)
Is the glory of the Lord to be the light within our midst? (It is)
Is it good that we remind ourselves of this? (It is)

Is anyone worthy? Is anyone whole?
Is anyone able to break the seal and open the scroll?
The Lion of Judah who conquered the grave
He is David’s root and the Lamb who died to ransom the slave

Is He worthy? Is He worthy?
Of all blessing and honor and glory
Is He worthy of this?
He is

There are a lot of great songs out there for the church to sing – A LOT! One of the things that I have really been challenged with over the past four years is selecting songs that are theologically sound! This includes both worship songs and hymns!

With this in mind, today’s Worship Wednesday song is a song that I absolutely feel in love with the first time I heard it. The song is “His Mercy Is More”. This song was written by Matt Papa & Matt Boswell.

This song is a glorious reminder of the mercy that is freely given to everyone, but it is alway an incredible reminder of the cost that was paid by our Savior.

VERSE 1
What love could remember no wrongs we have done
Omniscient, all knowing, he counts not their sum
Thrown into a sea without bottom or shore
Our sins they are many, his mercy is more
 
VERSE 2
What patience would wait as we constantly roam
What father, so tender, is calling us home
He welcomes the weakest, the vilest, the poor
Our sins they are many, his mercy is more
 
VERSE 3
What riches of kindness he lavished on us
His blood was the payment, his life was the cost
We stood ‘neath a debt we could never afford
Our sins they are many, his mercy is more
 
CHORUS
Praise the Lord
His mercy is more
Stronger than darkness, new every morn
Our sins they are many, his mercy is more

I hope you enjoy today’s Worship Wednesday song as much as I do and I hope that we will thank God today for his mercy!

Micah 7:14 – “He will again have compassion on us; he will tread our iniquities underfoot. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea.

Written by Matt Papa (ASCAP), Matt Boswell (BMI) © 2016 Common Hymnal Publishing (ASCAP), Love Your Enemies Music (ASCAP), Matt Boswell’s BMI Publishing Designee (BMI). 

I am excited to get back to my Worship Wednesday post. Music is powerful and I want us to worship our God through these songs.

Today’s song is entitled “The Blood Of Jesus Speaks For Me” by Travis Cottrell. Travis is the worship pastor at Englewood Baptist Church in Jackson, TN.

The lyrics to the first two verses go like this:

Be still my soul, redeeming love
Out of the dust of Calvary
Is rising to the throne above
There is no vengeance in His cry
While “It is finished” fills the sky
forgiveness is the final plea
The blood of Jesus speaks for me

My heart can barely take it in
He pardons all my guilty stains
Surrender all my shame to Him
He breaks the curse of every chain
My sin is great, but greater still
The boundless grace His heart reveals
A mercy deeper than the sea
The blood of Jesus speaks for me

Worship HIM today because of what HE did on the cross of Calvary!


Today’s Worship Wednesday song comes to us from Casting Crowns and their newly released album “It’s Finally Christmas”. The song is entitled “Somewhere In Your Silent Night”.

During this Christmas season, my church is doing a series entitled “The Candles of Advent”. Each week, we talk about another candle and what that candle represents. This past week we talked about the candle of Peace. It was said that until we know the Prince of Peace, we will never truly know peace.

The second line of today’s song says:

From heaven’s height to manger low

There is no distance the Prince of Peace won’t go

From manger low to Calvary’s hill

When your pain runs deep

His love runs deeper still

He has always loved you, child And He always will

WOW! Love those words. There is NO distance the Prince of Peace won’t go. That is how much Jesus loves you.

I hope you draw encouragement from today’s Worship Wednesday song and I hope it causes you to worship HIM more.

I love Christmas music! I mean, I really love Christmas music. So today’s Worship Wednesday song begins 5 weeks of songs that center around the birth of our Savior.

Today’s song is entitled “He Who Is Mighty” from Sovereign Grace Music.

The first verse says this:

Oh, the mercy our God has shown
To those who sit in death’s shadow
The sun on high pierced the night
Born was the Cornerstone

The chorus echoes with these words:

He Who is mighty has done a great thing
Taken on flesh, conquered death’s sting
Shattered the darkness and lifted our shame
Holy is His name

The songwriters looked at Isaiah 9:2-7 & Luke 1:46-49 for the inspiration for this song.

Isaiah 9:2-7 (ESV)

2 The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light;
those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shone.
3 You have multiplied the nation; you have increased its joy; they rejoice before you as with joy at the harvest, as they are glad when they divide the spoil.
4 For the yoke of his burden, and the staff for his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor,
you have broken as on the day of Midian.
5 For every boot of the tramping warrior in battle tumult and every garment rolled in blood will be burned as fuel for the fire.
6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
7 Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.

I hope you enjoy today’s Worship Wednesday song and I hope that you worship HIM today because He is the one who “conquered death’s sting … Holy Is His Name”