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Several years ago, when our praise team was practicing Christmas songs, I was challenged to write words to fit one of the songs that we were learning, "Emmanuel Has Come" by Don Moen, because we all loved the tune. Before our practice was over, I had come up with these lyrics:

    Jesus is our Lord and Saviour
    Jesus is our God and King
    Jesus is the One who died to set us free
    Lift your voice and sing His praises
    Lift your voice and praise His name
    Lift your voice and give the glory all to Him

    Chorus:
    We lift our voices
    And we praise His holy name
    We give Him glory
    We bow down and worship Christ our King
    For He is worthy
    He has broken chains that bind us
    He has saved us
    We bow down and worship Christ our King

    Every knee shall bow before Him
    Every tongue confess His name
    We believe He died to save us, our Redeemer
    All our sins have been forgiven
    Jesus gave His life for us
    Let the earth rejoice and praise His holy name

    Chorus

Jesus, our Lord and Saviour, is surely worthy of all our praise each and every day of our lives!

He died for our sins. He gave His life for us.
Galatians 1:4 – Jesus gave his life for our sins, just as God our Father planned, in order to rescue us from this evil world in which we live. (NLT)

Our sins are forgiven.
1 John 1:9 – If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (NKJV)

He is worthy.
Revelation 5:12a – In a loud voice they sang: "Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain." (NIV)

One day, every knee shall bow and every tongue confess His name.
Romans 14:11 – For the scripture says, "As surely as I am the living God, says the Lord, everyone will kneel before me, and everyone will confess that I am God." (GNT)

Let the earth rejoice and praise His holy name!

Prayer: Father God, we thank You for Jesus, our Lord and our Saviour. He alone is worthy of all our praise. We lift our voices and praise His holy name together. We lift our voices and give Him all the glory now and forevermore. We pray in His holy name. Amen.

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Dee Renaud <dee.renaud@outlook.com>
Sauble Beach, Ontario, Canada

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1 Comment

  • PresbyCan Feedback says:

    Thanks for the good word, Dee.


    Thanks, Dee. Blessings to you on our journey.


    I remember how quickly these words were given to you.


    Thank you, Dee, for sharing this encouraging devotional and song with us.
    Blessings.


    Good morning Dee,
    Beautiful words for your choir to sing. You rose to the challenge a produced a song of praise to your Lord. Thank you for sharing. Blessings.


    Thank you, Dee, and you put a lot of work as well as inspiration into your song.
    Keep on using your God given talent in writing, an any others you have.
    God bless you.
    (Cal.)


    Hello Dee
    This is amazing!!! I really like Don Moen, in fact I have sung duets with him at church here. I would like to share with the church here.
    Encouraging scripture verses also.
    God bless.


    Greetings Dee,
    Many thanks for today’s devotional. You really have a creative talent in coming up with very meaningful words for the tune of that song. Yes, our loving Lord and Saviour is totally worthy of our praise and affection at all times. Blessings for these inspiring writings you submit.


    Thank you.
    Well said and sung I sent it onward to a nearby choir director and friend.
    (N S)


    Hello Dee, I read your devotional this evening and wow you made up the lyrics for a song to the tune of the song Emmanuel Has Come.
    You have a gift, be blessed as you continue to write devotionals.
    (Ont.)

 



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