When writing Wednesday’s blog post I Live To Serve, and looking for a video of the worship song ‘King of Kings, Majesty’, I came across the following recording. The words and the music really spoke to me and so I want to share theses with you tonight – It’s another recording by the worship band at Liverpool Alton Salvation Army, and is a verse of the Hillsong song ‘King of Kings’.
In the darkness we were waiting Without hope without light Till from heaven You came running There was mercy in Your eyes To fulfil the law and prophets To a virgin came the Word From a throne of endless glory To a cradle in the dirt Praise the Father Praise the Son Praise the Spirit three in one God of glory Majesty Praise forever to the King of Kings To reveal the kingdom coming And to reconcile the lost To redeem the whole creation You did not despise the cross For even in Your suffering You saw to the other side Knowing this was our salvation Jesus for our sake You died And the morning that You rose All of heaven held its breath Till that stone was moved for good For the Lamb had conquered death And the dead rose from their tombs And the angels stood in awe For the souls of all who’d come To the Father are restored And the Church of Christ was born Then the Spirit lit the flame Now this gospel truth of old Shall not kneel shall not faint By His blood and in His Name In His freedom I am free For the love of Jesus Christ Who has resurrected me
I think what touched me most about this song, was how it reminded that even when we feel God is distant, he soon reminds us that through Him we can find hope of a brighter tomorrow.
We are forgiven and free because of the hope he freely gave to us through Jesus’ death and resurrection. Because of that, what else can we do but sing “Praise forever to the King of Kings”!