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Jun 2014

Ascribe

Ascribe to the LORD, O heavenly beings, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength. Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness. – Psalm 29:1-2

This Sunday, we will be introducing a new song to our gathering, Ascribe by Cory Asbury, based on Psalm 29, and featured on New Life Worship’s album, Strong God.

Psalm 29 is an Old Testament doxology in praise of the Lord as sovereign of the universe, and calls all of heaven and earth to gather together and worship the Lord who reveals himself through creation. In addition, Psalm 29 reminds us that the very purpose for our existence is worship, or ascribing worth directly to God. When we gather together on Sunday’s and in our communities, we want to humbly give credit and acknowledgement to God for the attributes and characteristics that already belong to Him. And while it may seem a bit redundant to tell an all-powerful God that He is all-powerful God, that is what worship is: honoring, magnifying, exalting, lifting up, and revering the target of worship; while humbling, prostrating, lowering, bowing, and diminishing ourselves. At the same time, it includes telling the world, our families, and our friends about God’s strength and glory.

Here are the lyrics to the song:

Ascribe unto the Lord the glory due His Name
Ascribe unto the Lord the honor and the praise
For He is holy and He is worthy of
All of the glory and all of our love

Great and marvelous are Your works, Oh Lord
Just and true are all of Your ways in all the earth
Alpha, Omega, the Beginning and the End
Forever we’ll praise the Name of the Lord most high

You can listen to Ascribe by watching the video below, and you can purchase and download the full song by clicking here. I pray that as we sing this Psalm, we would long to see God display His glory whenever we gather together. I pray that we would make time to prepare our hearts for worship, and ask God to give us a fresh awareness of who He is that we might ascribe to Him even more of the honor He deserves. May we fully expect to meet with the One who is worthy when you gather together to worship on Sunday. He will not disappoint us.

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1 Comments

Susan

October 17 2014 Reply

Love the song! Please be careful about saying, “He will not disappoint us.” as if He exists to please us. He does not! We exist to please God. But the Spirit of God inhabits the praise of His people. 🙂

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