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30: Three Decades of Songs for the Church

by Sovereign Grace Music

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>> For lyrics and more album information visit www.sovereigngracemusic.org/Albums/30_Three_Decades_of_Songs_for_the_Church <<


It all started in 1984 with the release of Mighty God, a cassette tape of a live recording with songs penned by Mark Altrogge, Steve & Vikki Cook, and Bob Kauflin.

Since that time thirty years ago, Sovereign Grace Music has produced over 60 projects with musical styles ranging from rap to hymns, from rock to alternative, from remixes to choruses. We’ve recorded more than 500 songs written by over thirty writers, but our purpose has never changed: to serve the local church with songs that are theologically-driven and gospel-rich. Our music is now being translated into thirteen languages and we're grateful to play a part in proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ throughout the world.

To celebrate God’s faithfulness, we asked a number of artists and musicians we’ve come to know through the years to record a version of some of our more well known songs. We were excited about what they came up with, and hope you will be too.

"Oh sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth! Sing to the LORD, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day” (Ps. 96:1-2).

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released 08 April 2014
Executive Producers: Steve Cook and Bob Kauflin
Project Manager: Steve Cook
Additional Editing: Steve Cook

Mixed by Shane D. Wilson at St. Izzy's of the East Nashville, TN / Assisted by Evan Redwine / Mix Coordination by Lani Crump for Showdown Productions
"Let Your Kingdom Come" and "Now Why This Fear" mixed by Neil DeGraide
Mastered by Shelley Anderson at Black Lab Mastering (Prospect, KY)

Production Assistant & Coordinator: Brittany Kauflin
Editorial: Bob Kauflin
Cover Artwork: Jacob Campbell and Brittany Kauflin
Graphic Design: Jeff Martin

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Track Name: Let Your Kingdom Come (feat. Chris Jackson)
VERSE 1
Your glorious cause, O God
Engages our hearts
May Jesus Christ be known
Wherever we are
We ask not for ourselves, but for Your renown
The cross has saved us so we pray
Your kingdom come

CHORUS
Let Your kingdom come
Let Your will be done
So that everyone might know Your Name
Let Your song be heard everywhere on earth
Till Your sovereign work on earth is done
Let Your kingdom come

VERSE 2
Give us Your strength, O God
And courage to speak
Perform Your wondrous deeds
Through those who are weak
Lord use us as You want, whatever the test
By grace we’ll preach Your gospel
Till our dying breath


Music and words by Bob Kauflin
© 2006 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)
Track Name: All I Have Is Christ (feat. Paul Baloche)
VERSE 1
I once was lost in darkest night
Yet thought I knew the way
The sin that promised joy and life
Had led me to the grave
I had no hope that You would own
A rebel to Your will
And if You had not loved me first
I would refuse You still

VERSE 2
But as I ran my hell-bound race
Indifferent to the cost
You looked upon my helpless state
And led me to the cross
And I beheld God’s love displayed
You suffered in my place
You bore the wrath reserved for me
Now all I know is grace

CHORUS
Hallelujah! All I have is Christ
Hallelujah! Jesus is my life

VERSE 3
Now, Lord, I would be Yours alone
And live so all might see
The strength to follow Your commands
Could never come from me
O Father, use my ransomed life
In any way You choose
And let my song forever be
My only boast is You


Music and words by Jordan Kauflin
© 2008 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)
Track Name: Jesus, Thank You (feat. Brook Hills Music)
VERSE 1
The mystery of the cross I cannot comprehend
The agonies of Calvary
You, the perfect Holy One, crushed Your Son
Who drank the bitter cup reserved for me

CHORUS
Your blood has washed away my sin
Jesus, thank You
The Father’s wrath completely satisfied
Jesus, thank You
Once Your enemy, now seated at Your table
Jesus, thank You

VERSE 2
By Your perfect sacrifice I’ve been brought near
Your enemy, You’ve made Your friend
Pouring out the riches of Your glorious grace
Your mercy and Your kindness know no end

BRIDGE
Lover of my soul
I want to live for You


Music and words by Pat Sczebel
© 2003 Integrity's Hosanna! Music (ASCAP)/Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)
Track Name: Behold Our God (feat. The Village Church)
VERSE 1
Who has held the oceans in His hands?
Who has numbered every grain of sand?
Kings and nations tremble at His voice
All creation rises to rejoice

VERSE 2
Who has given counsel to the Lord?
Who can question any of His words?
Who can teach the One who knows all things?
Who can fathom all His wondrous deeds?

CHORUS
Behold our God seated on His throne
Come let us adore Him
Behold our King, nothing can compare
Come let us adore Him!

VERSE 3
Who has felt the nails upon His hands
Bearing all the guilt of sinful man?
God eternal humbled to the grave
Jesus, Savior risen now to reign!

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Men: You will reign forever!
Women: Let Your glory fill the earth


Music and words by Jonathan Baird, Meghan Baird, Ryan Baird, and Stephen Altrogge
© 2011 Sovereigns Grace Worship (ASCAP)/Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)
Track Name: O Great God (feat. Matt Boswell)
VERSE 1
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

VERSE 2
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

VERSE 3
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


Music and words by Bob Kauflin
© 2006 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)
Track Name: The Glories of Calvary (feat. Norton Hall)
VERSE 1
Lord, You’re calling me to come
And behold the wondrous cross
To explore the depths of grace
That came to me at such a cost
Where Your boundless love
Conquered my boundless sin
And Mercy’s arms were opened wide

CHORUS
My heart is filled with a thousand songs
Proclaiming the glories of Calvary
With every breath, Lord, how I long
To sing of Jesus who died for me
Lord, take me deeper
Into the glories of Calvary

VERSE 2
Sinners find eternal joy
In the triumph of Your wounds
By our Savior’s crimson flow
Holy wrath has been removed
And Your saints below
Join with your saints above
Rejoicing in the Risen Lamb


Music and words by Steve & Vikki Cook
© 2003 Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)
Track Name: Oh the Deep, Deep Love (feat. Aaron Keyes)
VERSE 1
Oh the deep, deep love of Jesus
Vast, unmeasured, boundless, free
Rolling as a mighty ocean
In its fullness over me
Underneath me, all around me
Is the current of Your love
Leading onward, leading homeward
To Your glorious rest above

VERSE 2
Oh the deep, deep love of Jesus
Spread His praise from shore to shore
How He came to pay our ransom
Through the saving cross He bore
How He watches o’er His loved ones
Those He died to make His own
How for them He’s interceding
Pleading now before the throne

CHORUS
Oh the deep, deep love
All I need and trust
Is the deep, deep love of Jesus

VERSE 3
Oh the deep, deep love of Jesus
Far surpassing all the rest
It’s an ocean full of blessing
In the midst of every test
Oh the deep, deep love of Jesus
Mighty Savior, precious Friend
You will bring us home to glory
Where Your love will never end


Original words by Samuel Trevor Francis (1834-1925); music, chorus, and alternate words by Bob Kauflin
© 2008 Integrity's Praise! Music/Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)
Track Name: Now Why This Fear (feat. Sojourn Music)
VERSE 1
Now why this fear and unbelief?
Has not the Father put to grief
His spotless Son for us?
And will the righteous Judge of men
Condemn me for that debt of sin
Now canceled at the cross?

CHORUS
Jesus, all my trust is in Your blood
Jesus, You’ve rescued us
Through Your great love

VERSE 2
Complete atonement You have made
And by Your death have fully paid
The debt Your people owed
No wrath remains for us to face
We’re sheltered by Your saving grace
And sprinkled with Your blood

BRIDGE
How sweet the sound of saving grace
How sweet the sound of saving grace
Christ died for me

VERSE 3
Be still my soul and know this peace:
The merits of your great high priest
Have bought your liberty
Rely then on His precious blood
Don’t fear your banishment from God
Since Jesus sets you free


Original words by Augustus Toplady (1722), music and alternate and additional words by Doug Plank
© 2011 Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)
Track Name: The Glory of the Cross (feat. Matt Papa)
VERSE 1
What wisdom once devised the plan
Where all our sin and pride
Was placed upon the perfect Lamb
Who suffered, bled, and died?
The wisdom of a Sovereign God
Whose greatness will be shown
When those who crucified Your Son
Rejoice around Your throne

CHORUS
And, oh, the glory of the cross
That You would send Your Son for us
I gladly count my life as loss
That I might come to know
The glory of, the glory of the cross

VERSE 2
What righteousness was there revealed
That sets the guilty free
That justifies ungodly men
And calls the filthy clean?
A righteousness that proved to all
Your justice has been met
And holy wrath is satisfied
Through one atoning death

VERSE 3
What mercy now has been proclaimed
For those who would believe?
A love incomprehensible
Our minds could not conceive
A mercy that forgives my sin
Then makes me like Your Son
And now I’m loved forevermore
Because of what You’ve done


Music and words by Bob Kauflin
© 2000 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)
Track Name: I Will Glory in My Redeemer (feat. Austin Stone Worship)
VERSE 1
I will glory in my Redeemer
Whose priceless blood has ransomed me
Mine was the sin that drove the bitter nails
And hung Him on that judgment tree
I will glory in my Redeemer
Who crushed the power of sin and death
My only Savior before the holy Judge
The Lamb who is my righteousness
The Lamb who is my righteousness

VERSE 2
I will glory in my Redeemer
My life He bought, my love He owns
I have no longings for another
I’m satisfied in Him alone
I will glory in my Redeemer
His faithfulness my standing place
Though foes are mighty and rush upon me
My feet are firm, held by His grace
My feet are firm, held by His grace

VERSE 3
I will glory in my Redeemer
Who carries me on eagles’ wings
He crowns my life with lovingkindness
His triumph song I’ll ever sing
I will glory in my Redeemer
Who waits for me at gates of gold
And when He calls me, it will be paradise
His face forever to behold
His face forever to behold


Music and words by Steve & Vikki Cook
© 2000 Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)
Track Name: Greater Than We Can Imagine (feat. Nathan and Lou Fellingham)
VERSE 1
Every day we’ll bless You and praise Your name
And on Your glorious splendor we will dwell
On Your wondrous works, Lord, we’ll meditate
And of Your awesome power we will tell
We’ll speak of Your salvation and Your abundant goodness

CHORUS
Because You are greater than we can imagine
You are too beautiful for us to fathom
Oh, You are great and greatly to be praised

VERSE 2
Every generation shall sing Your worth
And magnify Your mercy and Your grace
We’ll sing about the Savior who came to earth
To bear the sins of those He came to save
You fill our hearts with wonder
We’ll worship You forever


Music and words by Mark Altrogge
© 2008 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)
Track Name: I Have a Shelter (feat. Enfield)
VERSE 1
I have a shelter in the storm
When troubles pour upon me
Though fears are rising like a flood
My soul can rest securely
O Jesus, I will hide in You
My place of peace and solace
No trial is deeper than Your love
That comforts all my sorrows

VERSE 2
I have a shelter in the storm
When all my sins accuse me
Though justice charges me with guilt
Your grace will not refuse me
O Jesus, I will hide in You
Who bore my condemnation
I find my refuge in Your wounds
For there I find salvation

VERSE 3
I have a shelter in the storm
When constant winds would break me
For in my weakness, I have learned
Your strength will not forsake me
O Jesus, I will hide in You
The One who bears my burdens
With faithful hands that cannot fail
You’ll bring me home to heaven


Music and words by Steve & Vikki Cook and Bob Kauflin
© 2008 Integrity’s Hosanna! Music/Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)/Integrity’s Praise! Music/Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)
Track Name: I Stand in Awe (feat. Glenn Packiam)
VERSE 1
You are beautiful beyond description
Too marvelous for words
Too wonderful for comprehension
Like nothing ever seen or heard
Who can grasp Your infinite wisdom?
Who can fathom the depth of Your love?
You are beautiful beyond description
Majesty, enthroned above

CHORUS
I stand, I stand in awe of You
I stand, I stand in awe of You
Holy God, to whom all praise is due
I stand in awe of You

VERSE 2
You are beautiful beyond description
Yet God crushed You for my sin
In agony and deep affliction
Cut off that I might enter in
Who can grasp such tender compassion?
Who can fathom this mercy so free?
You are beautiful beyond description
Lamb of God who died for me


Music and words by Mark Altrogge
© 1986 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)
Track Name: Before the Throne of God Above (feat. Kristyn Getty)
VERSE 1
Before the throne of God above
I have a strong and perfect plea
A great high Priest whose name is Love
Who ever lives and pleads for me
My name is graven on His hands
My name is written on His heart
I know that while in heav’n He stands
No tongue can bid me thence depart
No tongue can bid me thence depart

VERSE 2
When Satan tempts me to despair
And tells me of the guilt within
Upward I look and see Him there
Who made an end of all my sin
Because the sinless Savior died
My sinful soul is counted free
For God the Just is satisfied
To look on Him and pardon me
To look on Him and pardon me

VERSE 3
Behold Him there, the risen Lamb
My perfect, spotless righteousness
The great unchangeable I AM
The King of glory and of grace
One with Himself I cannot die
My soul is purchased by His blood
My life is hid with Christ on high
With Christ my Savior and my God
With Christ my Savior and my God


Original words by Charitie Lees Bancroft; alternate words and music by Vikki Cook
© 1997 Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)