Favorite Hymns and Christian Songs: Blessed be the Lord God Almighty

I have not wrote as much lately because I have been busy packing our house for our move to New Jersey.  However, I thought I would take the time to share with you another one of my favorite worship songs which happens to be a rather contemporary chorus. 

The song I am thinking of is Blessed be the Lord God Almighty, written by a man named Bob Fitts.  I first heard this song when I was a student in the Harding University School of Biblical Studies and on Thursday evenings there would be a student led devotional held in the rotunda of the McInteer Bible and Missions Center.  The chorus of students singing this song would echo, leaving the hair on the back of my neck raised.  However, whenever I hear/sing this hymn I am reminded that God whom I serve along with all other Christians is the Eternal God, that he alone reigns, and to his kingdom there will be no end.  It makes me want to praise God all the more.  So here are the words to this chorus:

Father in heaven, how we love you.

We lift your Name in all the earth.

May your kingdom, be established in our praises,

As your people declare your mighty works.

Blessed be the Lord God Almighty

Who was and is, and is, to come.

Blessed be the Lord God Almighty.

Who reigns forever more.

8 responses to “Favorite Hymns and Christian Songs: Blessed be the Lord God Almighty

  1. Brother Rex, this is also Brother Tom V at Randolph’s favorite hymns. He has been trying to teach it to us for years. Have a safe trip. Your brother in Christ, Donato

  2. We will almost be neighbors….I live in Lancaster County, Pa. Thanks for the chorus.

    • We’ll need to meet sometime in person. What do you do in Lancaster, PA?

      Grace and peace,

      Rex

      • I built bridges for 33 years at High Steel Structures. I retired at 53….and you thought I was a younger man:-)

      • I grew up in an excavation family. My father, after operating heavy equipment for 20 years in the union, started his own company. My late brother also built bridges as a union heavy equipment operator.

  3. Rex:
    The Christians who meet at Randolph anxiously await your arrival. There is much planned in celebration of prayer being answered in the coming together of you and your family to work and fellowship among us. We rejoice that God has seen fit to have you come and be a part of the kingdom that worships here. May He grant you safety and peace as you travel.

    I also have had the honor of hearing the student body at Harding sing when my daughter attended there. You are right, it makes the hairs stand on end to hear such beautiful love and harmony being sung out in the presence of these young people. I think music can express so much more deeply the words we long to say to our Lord. I can see why it was within David’s nature to write so many songs. Sometimes words don’t quite say it like music.

    I am a huge Jars fan. One of my favorite lyrics from them is “Blessed are the shallow for the depth they never find”. These words remind me to live below the surface. It also reminds me of the scripture that says “For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and spirit, of joints and marrow and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” Yes, what great blessing it is to be Christian, to know Him affords us the opportunity to be a better, more authentic person where the word of God can penetrate and cut straight to the heart and show us how to live a life that is deeper than we could ever imagine. What a great God we worship, He is deserving of all praise.

    God bless!
    amy

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