The Ology: Ancient Truths Ever New

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VERSE 1 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 CHORUS 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! VERSE 2 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! BRIDGE 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 TAG 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! Credits: Music and Words by Dave Fournier and George Romanacce © 2015 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)/Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)
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VERSE 1 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 VERSE 2 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 CHORUS 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 VERSE 3 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 Credits: Music and Words by Jon Althoff and Bob Kauflin © 2015 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)/Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)
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VERSE 1 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 CHORUS 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 VERSE 2 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 BRIDGE 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 Credits: Music and Words by Dave Fournier © 2015 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)
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VERSE 1 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 VERSE 2 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 CHORUS Our God is good and true; He cannot lie to me and you We can be sure of this: God always keeps His promises VERSE 3 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 VERSE 4 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 Credits: Music and Words by Jon Althoff and Bob Kauflin © 2015 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)/Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)
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INTRO Jesus, He’s fully God and fully man • That’s really hard to understand So, let me try to explain VERSE 1 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 VERSE 2 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 CHORUS 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 VERSE 3 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 Credits: Music by Jon Althoff, Words by Jon Althoff and Bob Kauflin © 2015 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)/Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)
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VERSE 1 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 CHORUS 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 VERSE 2 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 Credits: Music and Words by Dave Fournier, George Romanacce, and Nathan Stiff © 2015 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)/Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)
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VERSE 1 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 CHORUS 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 VERSE 2 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 BRIDGE When He calls, when He draws, we are His forever He will never let you go, He will never let you go Credits: Music and Words by Jon Althoff and Bob Kauflin © 2015 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)/Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)
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VERSE 1 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 CHORUS 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 VERSE 2 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 Credits: Music and Words by Jon Althoff and Bob Kauflin © 2015 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)/Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)
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VERSE 1 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 CHORUS 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 VERSE 2 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 BRIDGE 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 Credits: Music by Benjamin Hoppe, Words by Benjamin Hoppe and Bob Kauflin © 2015 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)
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VERSE 1 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 CHORUS 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 VERSE 2 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! Credits: Music by Jon Althoff, Words by Jon Althoff and Bob Kauflin © 2015 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)/Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)
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VERSE 1 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 CHORUS 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 VERSE 2 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 RAP 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! Credits: Music and Words by Jon Althoff © 2015 Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)

about

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.

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This album is a companion to The Ology: Ancient Truths Ever New, a storybook theology by Marty Machowski. More information here: stores.newgrowthpress.com/the-ology-ancient-truths-ever-new/

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For official sheet music, downloads, and information visit the website: sovereigngracemusic.org/music/albums/the-ology/

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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. Administrated worldwide at www.CapitolCMGPublishing.com, excluding the UK which is adm. by Integrity Music, part of the David C Cook family. www.SovereignGraceMusic.org

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