Song: Let Me Sing

March 25, 2009 at 1:13 pm Leave a comment

This past Sunday at Waypoint Community Church, we sang a song that brought tears to my eyes. Desert Rainbow by Kit NgAnd you guessed it — now it’s on my “Repeat-one-forever” playlist! (In case you didn’t know, music is one of my “fills” and updating this blog is another.)

We sang this song many times before, but for some reason, this time around, I was drawn to the following line of the song, “Let Me Sing”:

“Let me worship Your wonder and splendor. Though the heavens Your glory proclaim, they don’t know the price You paid for my life, the sacrifice You made.”

And I thought to myself:

  • It’s true: Heavens declare the glories of God, skies proclaim the work of His hands.
  • Also true: But they don’t know the price Jesus paid for my life.
  • Therefore, I should be worshiping louder than creation for the glories of God that I’ve come to know!

Our humble praise band was rocking at that stage and I wanted to sing all the more louder until I lost my breath or voice. (It was one of those “make up quality with quantity” moments.) I wanted to sing it one more time, but alas, it was the last song before I had to go up to preach. 😦

We’re going through the last words of Jesus on the cross for our sermon series, and I shared a message on the pains (physical & emotional) that Jesus bore even to the point of crying out, “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” As I considered what Jesus went through on the cross, it naturally brought me to the point of praise and worship to God. I don’t need to fret or worry about what I need to do, what I can do, what I can’t do, what I should do, etc. What really matters is what Jesus has done. And it is finished! (That message will be in two weeks.) And now, His loving kindness, mercy, and grace is new every morning and that should be the source of my praise and worship today.

Here are the full lyrics of this song that I’m singing now.

“Let Me Sing” by Todd Fields

Let me sing for the breath that You’ve given
Every day for the life You sustain
The beat of the heart You formed when I was made
Let me worship Your wonder and splendor
Though the heavens Your glory proclaim
They don’t know the price You paid for my life, the sacrifice You made

Let me sing louder than creation to You
For the pain You bore in Your body to bring my soul to You
Let me shine brighter than the stars in the sky
An offering of praise all my life to You my holy King
Let me sing, let me sing

Let me sing for the mercy You’ve given
Undeserving and broken am I
Though I’ve turned away, Your faithfulness remains
Let me live in the light of forever
As I walk through the course of my days
And join to proclaim with all of the saints the only worthy name

Amen to that and to what Psalm 19:1-4a echoes: “The heavens declare the glories of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands! Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.”

Entry filed under: About Life, Ministry Lessons, Waypoint Community Church.

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