Worship Wednesday – “Ancient Of Days”

Our first Worship Wednesday for 2021 begins with a song that I absolutely love. The melody is easy to sing and the words are incredible. It is also a wonderful reminder to all of us of who is in control of everything. The name of the song is “Ancient of Days”. No, not that “Ancient of Days”, but a new song from CityAlight with the same name.

The chorus goes:

None above Him, none before Him
All of time in His hands
For His throne it shall remain and ever stand
All the power, all the glory
I will trust in His name
For my God is, the Ancient of Days

A look into the book of Daniel 7 gives us the reference of Ancient of Days. The following information is given from my ESV Study Bible…

The Ancient of Days, God himself, sat on the central throne. His clothing was white as snow, representing uncompromising and radiant purity; his hair was as white as pure wool, symbolizing the wisdom that comes with great age. His chariot-throne was flaming with fire and its wheels were ablaze, images of the divine warrior’s fearsome power to destroy his enemy. A stream of fire flowed out from before him, and he was surrounded by myriads upon myriads of angelic attendants. (referencing Daniel 7:9-12)

The scene depicts in powerful imagery a judge who has the wisdom to sort out right from wrong, the purity to persistently choose the right, and the power to enforce his judgements.

With all of the craziness that is happening in the world right now, this song gives us a great reminder that no matter what happens, God is still sovereign and in control!

Verse 1 says:

Though the nations rage
Kingdoms rise and fall
There is still one King
Reigning over all
So I will not fear for this truth remains:
That my God is the Ancient of Days

I hope you enjoy “Ancient of Days” by CityAlight.

Worship Wednesday – “Yet Not I But Through Christ In Me”

One of the things that I have focused on for the past several years at my church is to introduce new music that is grounded in God’s Word. That just makes sense, but there are some songs that the church has sung for years that are neither grounded nor rooted in scripture.

We should be singing biblical songs! Keith Getty made this statement several years ago at a conference I attended. He said, “We should sing our theology”. He is absolutely correct. We should sing what we believe.

I would like to challege every worship pastor, music director or anyone else that leads music to really look at the words and make sure that what you are leading and singing is based on scripture.

One such song that is grounded is today’s Worship Wednesday song entitled “Yet Not I But Through Christ in Me”. This song was written in 2018 by CityAlight. I hope you enjoy and worship Him today!

[Verse 1]
What gift of grace is Jesus, my redeemer
There is no more for heaven now to give
He is my joy, my righteousness, and freedom
My steadfast love, my deep and boundless peace

[Chorus 1]
To this I hold, my hope is only Jesus
For my life is wholly bound to His
Oh, how strange and divine, I can sing: All is mine!
Yet not I, but through Christ in me

[Verse 2]
The night is dark but I am not forsaken
For by my side, the Saviour He will stay
I labour on in weakness and rejoicing
For in my need, His power is displayed

[Chorus 2]
To this I hold, my Shepherd will defend me
Through the deepest valley, He will lead
Oh, the night has been won, and I shall overcome
Yet not I, but through Christ in me

[Verse 3]
No fate I dread, I know I am forgiven
The future sure, the price it has been paid
For Jesus bled and suffered for my pardon
And He was raised to overthrow the grave

I am excited to introduce this song to my church in the near future!