Worship Him, Not Just His Benefits

The Lord, as the King of kings, deserves our heartfelt worship for mercifully saving us from His righteous wrath. But even more, He deserves worship simply for His divine and wonderful nature. In our self-centeredness, we often sing “worship” songs that emphasize our feelings, or songs that give us spiritual highs, rather than ones that praise Him for His majesty. But when we turn our full attention to adoring Him, our emotions follow. We find joy in extolling Him for His own sake.

The hymn I’ve chosen to feature today does mention the Lord’s goodness toward us, but only as a result of His glorious nature. I wish YouTube had a better version of it. The ones with higher musical quality, alas, added watery choruses that (in cheap efforts to update it) detract from the power of its original lyrics. Yet those lyrics powerfully exalt him without 21st Century augmentation to such a degree that I can overlook the flaws of this recording to join in worshiping the King, all glorious above.

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