Cross-Centered Worship Song: “O Great God”

Welcome to our  “Cross-Centered Worship Songs” column.  It was started as a way to serve my many worship leading friends.  I hope to introduce  some of the lesser known songs out there that you may not have heard.    We will be posting songs from different genres:  hymns, a capella, contemporary rock, etc.   We will post the lyrics as well as the Mp3 along with a chord chart when possible. I hope you find it helpful.  If you do, please let us know!     This weeks selection “O Great God”  is a modern hymn based on a 400 year old prayer.  It was written by Bob Kauflin of Sovereign Grace Ministries.  It is a beautiful piano based song  that reminds us how God took the initiative to redeem us from our sin.  

O Great God 

O great God of highest heaven
Occupy my lowly heart
Own it all and reign supreme
Conquer every rebel power
Let no vice or sin remain
That resists Your holy war
You have loved and purchased me
Make me Yours forevermore

I was blinded by my sin
Had no ears to hear Your voice
Did not know Your love within
Had no taste for heaven’s joys
Then Your Spirit gave me life
Opened up Your Word to me
Through the gospel of Your Son
Gave me endless hope and peace

Help me now to live a life
That’s dependent on Your grace
Keep my heart and guard my soul
From the evils that I face
You are worthy to be praised
With my every thought and deed
O great God of highest heaven
Glorify Your Name through me

Bob Kauflin, as heard on the album “Valley of Vision”
© 2006 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI).

Get the authentic chord chart for free here:   Chord Chart
Get the Free Lead sheet here:   Lead Sheet

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Posted on February 18, 2011, in Christianity, The Cross, Worship and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I have loved this wonderful hymn ever since the first time our minister of music taught it to us in church. It is now one of the hymn favorites that we use in worship. This hymn describes my testimony and, I am sure that of many true believers. May our dear Lord bless each of you in your wonderful ministry for His glory.

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