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30: Three Decades of Songs for the Church

by Sovereign Grace Music

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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)
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)
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)
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! TAG 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)
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)
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 TAG For all eternity we will sing worthy Our God has set us free To sing the glories of Calvary Music and words by Steve & Vikki Cook. Additional tag by Devon Kauflin and Jonatan Barahona. © 2003 Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)


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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).


released April 8, 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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