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“Praise the LORD! For it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant, and a song of praise is fitting.”
Psalms 147:1 ESV

Aaron Shust’s My Savior My God has also been on continually repeat in the playlist since the Desiring God Pastor’s Conference in February.  It is a song about how Jesus came to save sinful men and how unbelievable that is… “that He who lives to be my King, once died to be my Savior”.  It is too wonderful to fathom, too awesome to understand, but in this we hope.  “Hope in the Lord, for with the Lord there is steadfast love, and with him there is plentiful redemption.” (Psalm 130:7)

There is another reason this song stirs my affections and it comes from the line, “My Savior loves, My Savior lives, My Savior’s always there for me”.  John Piper posted on Twitter this morning, “No sweeter words. “I am with you always to the end of the age.” Today, every minute. Tomorrow, every minute. Forever.”  Amen!  Our Savior is always there, no matter what providence has brought!  Listen, and I pray your soul is stirred to love Jesus more and more!

Click here to see him playing the song.


My Savior My God

I am not skilled to understand
What God has willed, what God has planned
I only know at His right hand
Stands one who is my Savior

I take Him at His word and deed
Christ died to save me; this I read
And in my heart I find a need
Of Him to be my savior

That He would leave His place on high
And come for sinful man to die
You count it strange, so once did I
Before I knew my Savior

Chorus
My Savior loves, My Savior lives
My Savior’s always there for me
My God: He was, my God; He is
My God is always gonna be

Yes, living, dying, let me bring
My strength, my solace from this spring;
That He who lives to be my King
Once died to be my Savior

That He would leave His place on high
And come for sinful man to die
You count it strange, so once did I
Before I knew my Savior

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“Praise the LORD! For it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant, and a song of praise is fitting.”
Psalms 147:1, ESV

I have been going through a time when the Lord has been using lyrics and songs, along with Scripture, to stir my cold affections.  I’m sure you have been through a time like that in your life.  If you haven’t, my hope is that the words would raise your affections for Christ.  He is worthy of our praise and lifting my eyes up and praising the Lord has helped shift my focus from self.  So over the next few days, I will share some songs that I hope we can sing together on our pilgrimage.

This first song has been going strong in the playlist since we went to the Desiring God Pastor’s Conference in the beginning of February.  “You Are God Alone (Not A god)” was written by Billy Foote, who also wrote “You Are My King (Amazing Love)” and “Sing To The King”.  Phillips, Craig and Dean have sung one of the most popular versions, which can be viewed here.  One of my favorites lines is “And right now, In the good times and bad, You are on Your throne, You are God alone”.  Take a few moments, and along with Psalm 86, revel in the character of God!

You Are God Alone (Not A God)
Verse 1

You are not a god created
By human hands
You are not a god dependent
On any mortal man
You are not a god in need of
Anything we can give
By Your plan
That’s just the way it is

Verse 2
You’re the only God whose power
None can contend
You’re the only God
Whose name and praise will never end
You’re the only God who’s worthy
Of ev’rything we can give
You are God
That’s just the way it is

Chorus
You are God alone
From before time began
You were on Your throne
You were God alone
And right now
In the good times and bad
You are on Your throne
You are God alone
You’re unchangeable
You’re unshakable
You’re unstoppable
That’s what You are

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