The Lord has really been teaching me about the importance of worship, specifically about the importance of the message that we send in worship. I am not against secular music, in fact some of the music I love is secular. But there is a place for worship and it is important that we question and consider the message that we are proclaiming through lyric. My husband has helped me to consider the lyrics of the music I worship to, challenging me to question the truthfulness of what I sing. I tend to get frustrated with music that is humanistic in its content and frankly not at all centered on the gospel of Jesus Christ. He has helped me to be mindful of music lines that are not truthful and Biblical in their content while helping me to focus on the truth.
One of my best friends has such a passions for music and it is the means in which she most personally worships the Lord. I admire that she does not forfeit truth for sound and I am thankful for her example. I asked that she would sing at my wedding, and when I heard her singing “ How Great The Fathers Love For Us” I immediately knew that the song was the song I wanted at our wedding. It is the gospel, proclaiming the majesty and splendor of our Savior and His death burial and victorious resurrection.
How deep the Father’s love for us,
How vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure
How great the pain of searing loss,
The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the chosen One,
Bring many sons to glory
Behold the Man upon a cross,
My sin upon His shoulders
Ashamed I hear my mocking voice,
Call out among the scoffers
It was my sin that self Him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished
I will not boast in anything
No gifts, no power, no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection
Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom
I thought it beneficial to share the lyrics and pray that as you read them you will engage yourself in their truth.