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The Ology: Ancient Truths Ever New

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Kids are like sponges, taking in everything they see and hear around them. That’s why children’s albums are so important. They provide an opportunity to fill young minds and hearts with eternal truths from God’s Word.

That’s the aim of The Ology: Ancient Truths Ever New, the fourth album from SovereignGraceKids. In a memorable, creative, fun, and understandable way, kids learn all about God, people, sin, God’s promises, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, adoption, sanctification, the church, Christ’s return, and the Bible.

Our hope is that The Ology will support dads, moms, teachers, and children’s ministry workers as they seek to to serve the next generation with the gospel.

Because learning about God isn’t just for grownups. It’s for kids, too.


This album is a companion to The Ology: Ancient Truths Ever New, a storybook theology by Marty Machowski. More information here:


released October 19, 2015

Produced by Ben Gowell • Engineered & Assisted by AJ Mather • Executive Producer: Bob Kauflin • Instrumental tracks recorded by Ben Gowell at CCV Studios (Phoenix, AZ) • Vocal tracks (1-2, 4-11) recorded by Sal Oliveri at Grand Central South (Brentwood, TN) • Kids Choir & additional background vocals recorded by Grace Nixon at the Highview Baptist Church - East Campus and Sovereign Grace Studio (Louisville, KY) • Vocal Track for “The Scariest Song” recorded by Tyler Anderson at Bitter Blood Studios (Louisville, KY) • Mixed by Ben Gowell at CCV Studios in Phoenix, AZ • Assisted by AJ Mather • Mastered by Jim Demain at Yes Master Studios (Nashville, TN)

Lead Vocals: Jon Althoff (2, 7, 10), Shea Althoff (8), Holly Harris (4, 5), Benjamin Hoppe (1, 9), Bob Kauflin (3), McKenzie Kauflin (6, 11), Kenny Komatsu (11) • Background Vocals: Bob Kauflin, Shea Althoff, Jon Althoff, Holly Harris, McKenzie Kauflin (11), Sarah Taylor (8) • Kids Choir (1-7, 9, 11): Caroline Humphrey, Graham Humphrey, Jackson Humphrey, Mary Frances Humphrey, Olivia LaChance, Julia Smaldone, Hannah Underhill, Hailey Ziegler, Joshua Ziegler, Zach Ziegler • Drums & Percussion: Steve Goold • Bass Guitar & Pedal Steel: Aaron Fabbrini • Electric & Acoustic Guitar: Jasper Nephew • Keyboards, Accordion, Programming: Sam Hoffman • Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Programming: Ben Gowell Percussion: AJ Mather • Cello: Zach Clark • Trumpet: Dan Reed • Saxophone: Larry Munoz

Editorial: Bob Kauflin • Production Assistant & Coordinator: Brittany Kauflin • Cover Artwork: Carrie Donovan • Booklet Design: Brittany Kauflin

All songs: Sovereign Grace Music, a division of Sovereign Grace Churches. All rights reserved. International copyright secured. Administration by Integrity Music (adm. at

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Track Name: The God of Wow
You have no birthday, You have always been • You alone have no beginning and no middle and no end • You’re always with me, You are everywhere
In New Jersey or in Egypt, even outer space – You’re there • Everything You are and do is unbelievable but true

You’re the God of Wow! Amazing! How could this be? • You’re the God of Whoa! • You’re more than I could ever, ever dream • The more I learn about You exclamation points abound • To the God of Wow!

You’re never needy, how could You be? • You made everything on Earth and in the sky and in the sea • You’re never lonely, the Trinity! • Father, Son and Holy Spirit, yet You’re reaching out to me • Inviting me to come to You–Inconceivable, but true!

I can’t find the words that could be big enough, loud enough
There could be no song that I could sing enough or shout enough
When I want to praise Your name but don’t know how • I just say Wow! Amazing! How could this be? • And I say Whoa! You’re more than
I could ever, ever dream

Designer of the dinosaurs, Mapper of the ocean floor
Of all the wows below, above, the best of all is Your great love
You’re the God of Wow!

Music and Words by Dave Fournier and George Romanacce
© 2015 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)/Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)
Track Name: Just the Way God Wanted Us to Be
God made the earth and filled it full
With seas and trees and animals and then He made a man
But Adam he was incomplete, so God gave him a helper, Eve
To carry out His plan

This happy husband and his wife
They showed the world what God is like until they disobeyed
And even though they lost it all we still see fingerprints of God
In everyone He makes

We are the image of the God of all the world
He made us boys, He made us girls
Different pieces of the puzzle joined together perfectly
We are just the way God wanted us to be

We’re shades of brown, we’re short and tall
But God Himself designed us all unique so we could see
He wants each one to play a part, to show the world the Father’s heart
To have a family

Music and Words by Jon Althoff and Bob Kauflin
© 2015 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)/Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)
Track Name: The Scariest Song
What’s the scariest of woes? Some say snakes and some say spiders
What strikes terror to your toes? Some say floods and some say fires
Some say dentist drills or creepy clowns, climbing up or falling down
But I’ll tell you what’s the scariest around

Sin–it’s the scariest, Sin hurts everyone
Sin–how it hides in us, It’s all the wrong we’ve done
It separates us from our God behind these prison walls
Oh, sin is the scariest of all

What’s the scariest to you? Some say living, some say dying
What’s the worst thing you can do? Some say failing when they’re trying Some say getting germs or getting shots, getting lost or getting caught
But I’ll tell you what’s the worst thing we have got

Since Adam and since Eve sin’s spread like a disease
We know that on our own we cannot beat it
But though it seeks to kill, our God is stronger still
And only by His grace can we defeat it

Music and Words by Dave Fournier
© 2015 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)
Track Name: God Always Keeps His Promises
Oh, God He always keeps His promises
He said the sons of Abraham would be more than the grains of sand
And so, his family grew underneath the Pharaoh’s rule

Oh, God He always keeps His promises
He said the blood upon the door would keep the Israelites secure
And so, He stayed His hand and led them to the Promised Land

Our God is good and true; He cannot lie to me and you
We can be sure of this: God always keeps His promises

Oh, God He always keeps His promises
He gave us laws to be obeyed and we broke every one He made
But when we ran from Him, God said He’d take care of our sin

Oh, God He always keeps His promises
He said His Son would set us free through His death at Calvary
He suffered in our place and then He rose up from the grave

Music and Words by Jon Althoff and Bob Kauflin
© 2015 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)/Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)
Track Name: Totally God, Totally Man
Jesus, He’s fully God and fully man • That’s really hard to understand
So, let me try to explain

Jesus, His Word upholds the galaxies • But He babbled like a baby in His mother’s arms • Jesus understands the universe • But He had to go to school to learn how to write His name

Jesus walked upon the ocean blue • But His feet got tired and dirty, too, on the dusty roads • Jesus cried when His friend Lazarus died • But His power brought Him back to life when He called his name

He’s totally God and totally man • Both in One, He’s the great I AM
To save the world, fulfill God’s plan • He had to be totally God, totally man

Jesus obeyed His Father perfectly • And we know that’s something you and me couldn’t ever do • Jesus died to pay for all our sins • Rose to save the ones who trust in Him for eternity

Music by Jon Althoff, Words by Jon Althoff and Bob Kauflin
© 2015 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)/Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)
Track Name: Our Help
Jesus, when You left You didn’t leave us on our own
You said You’d send Your Spirit so we’d never be alone
A Guide on this adventure to help us grow in holiness
A true and living compass Who leads us to what’s best

Our Help! To understand Your Word
Our Help! Who gives us strength to serve
Our Help! So we can love You more
We need Your Holy Spirit, Lord

Your Spirit lives inside and He points us to Your truth
Shining like a flashlight, revealing more of You
He fills us with Your love, Lord, and He’s come to guarantee
That God is always with us and He will always be

Music and Words by Dave Fournier, George Romanacce, and Nathan Stiff
© 2015 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)/Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)
Track Name: God's Great Family
When the Father made us
He knew we’d run from Him and try to hide our sin
But He wanted to save us
His own were on His heart
Before He made the stars

Oh, oh, no one is good, not even one
But God can make us daughters, God can make us sons
Jesus paid the price when He offered up His life
So we could be part of God’s great family

When the Father draws us
It’s like a magnet’s pull; He’s irresistible
When the Spirit calls us
He brings the dead to life
He gives the blind new eyes

When He calls, when He draws, we are His forever
He will never let you go, He will never let you go

Music and Words by Jon Althoff and Bob Kauflin
© 2015 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)/Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)
Track Name: One Step at a Time
It seems like it was just yesterday
We had to say we were sorry
And even though we don’t want to sin, we fall again every day
It feels like we’re pushing a rock that won’t move
We want to obey, but it’s so hard to do
But if Jesus is Lord, we can be sure
Sin’s not in charge anymore

And God’s love will lead us
One step at a time as we walk in the light
He’s faithful to keep us
One step at a time as He’s making us more like Christ

Sin, it camps like an enemy
That’s hidden deep down inside us
So, every day we still have to fight
To do what’s right, good, and true
But when we grow tired and want to give in
God gives us power to say “No” to sin
He changes our lives and opens our eyes
So we can bring glory to Christ

Music and Words by Jon Althoff and Bob Kauflin
© 2015 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)/Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)
Track Name: Brick After Brick
God used to dwell in a house among His people
But now He has a home that’s better than the first
It doesn’t look like a building with a steeple
Now He’s living in the people of the Church

Brick after brick, God is building His temple
Brick after brick, He is making it strong
With Christ the sure foundation and His people as the stones
He is building a place He can live
Brick after brick

Christ is the Rock on which everything’s depending
He’s making sure His house is steady as can be
His love is strong and His promises unending
And He’ll protect His Church from all her enemies

All His people gather ‘round, singing out with joyful sound
Giving glory to their Maker
And they build each other up as they share the bread and cup
To remember their Savior

Music by Benjamin Hoppe, Words by Benjamin Hoppe and Bob Kauflin
© 2015 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)
Track Name: You're Coming Back
God tells us there will come a day
When all His promises come true
When every tear is wiped away and all will be made new
What a great day that will be when Jesus comes back for His own
He will reign eternally from heaven’s throne

Jesus, You’re coming back, You’re coming back
You’re coming back, coming back again
Jesus, You’re coming back, You’re coming back
You’re coming back, coming back again
Like You said You would, and Your words are true
Oh, that’s a fact: You’re coming back

Nobody knows the day or hour
When You’ll come riding through the skies
But You’ll appear in holy power and all will be made right
You’ll judge the evil in this world
The time for sadness will be through
And all God’s people will rejoice to be with You!

Music by Jon Althoff, Words by Jon Althoff and Bob Kauflin
© 2015 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)/Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)
Track Name: All About Jesus
Every word of Your Word is true
They were all breathed out by You
Your Spirit wrote through men
Like a pen in the hand of a God Who knew
That we would need to know
How much You love us so
You wrote it down for us forever, Oh

From Genesis to Revelation
There’s one story of Your great salvation
It’s all about Jesus, oh, it’s all about Jesus
Shoutin’ out from every page
There’s one Hero that’ll save the day
It’s all about Jesus, oh, it’s all about Jesus

Every word of Your Word gives light
Like the sun that shines so bright
It leads us day by day to
The One, the Way, the Truth, the Life
And every time we read
You give us what we need
To grow in grace and know You better, Oh

It’s all about Jesus, even from Eden, we read
The serpent would be crushed by a seed of Eve ‘cause
All glory belongs to the Son
Every story pointing to the Holy One, like
When Abraham put Isaac on the altar
He pulled the knife, but God, he never falters
Faithful to His promise He would provide
A substitute ram for the sacrifice, now
He gave commandments so we could see
His holiness and our desperate need, then
There were so many temporary sacrifices
None of them were perfect, no, but Christ is
The prophets spoke and they were not liars
God would send His very own Son, to be
Messiah • Rescue, redeem, restore, reclaim
Every saint loves His holy name, cause
He died on the cross to take our place
The final substitute and eternal grace
Then He rose from the grave and up to the throne
Until He comes again, to gather His own!

Music and Words by Jon Althoff
© 2015 Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)