Shaun Groves Album: White Flag Track: Bless the Lord
Bless the Lord Lyrics
Words and music by words and music by Jay Hall, Darin Sasser & Chad Jarnagin
I tremble at Your presence Shaken by the truth, that You are God No deed can bring You pleasure Or word add a measure To who You are
Chorus: Bless the Lord, let all that's in me Bless the Lord May kingdoms fall and rulers crawl Before Your throne
I lift my heart in worship Taken by the truth, that You are God Silenced by Your virtue Surrendered and in awe Of who You are
(Repeat Chorus 2X)
I want to give all of me (3x) I'm Giving You all of me
(Repeat Chorus 2x)
I tremble at Your presence Shaken by the truth, that You are God
Story Behind The Song: MATTHEW 5:8 "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God."
"Blessed are the pure in heart," Jesus continues. Righteousness is tied not only to showing mercy but also to the motives and inclination of the mercy-shower's heart. If I do good to look good, I'm not righteous, I'm selfish. I'm divided between benevolence and applause. I'm allegiant to my approval rating, the smiles of the religious and not to God alone. I am trying to serve two masters and not satisfying either.
The psalmist sang, "Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false, and does not swear deceitfully (Psalm 24:3-4).
If our oath to follow Jesus all the days of our life is meant, then it will move us to obey Him with merciful hands and peace-speaking tongues. It will cause us to pledge allegiance to no man or institution on earth knowing that nations fall and rulers crawl before His throne. He is our only King. But if we are merely religious and not yet disciples of Christ, we will promise God our lives and our all but remain allegiant to the world around us. We will be tied to our love of nation, prosperity, work, denomination, practicality and comfort and become so strapped down by these loves that we're no longer able to wiggle a hand free to serve someone else. We become so gagged by lesser things that we no longer speak out for the oppressed and stand up for justice and peace.