Song for Today: Monday, July 27, 2020

Lift High the Name of Jesus Keith and Kristyn Getty, Ed Cash, Fionan De Barra, 2013

Verse 1

Lift high the name of Jesus,
Of Jesus our King.
Make known the power of His grace,
The beauty of His peace.
Remember how His mercy reached
And we cried out to Him.
He lifted us to solid ground,
To freedom from our sin.

Oh sing my soul,
And tell all He’s done,
Till the earth and heavens are filled with His glory!

Observe: Lift high the name of the King of power, grace, peace, and mercy. In mercy, he reached out and lifted us to the solid ground of freedom from sin. Notice the order; he reached, we cried out. It must be this way because until he reaches out, we are dead in sin (Ephesians 2:1). Jesus explained You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.” (John 15:16, ESV). Salvation is from the Lord; he alone receives the glory. (Psalm 68:20).

Verse 2

Lift high the name of Jesus,
Of Jesus our Lord.
His power in us is greater than,
Is greater than this world.
To share the reason for our hope,
To serve with love and grace,
That all who see Him shine through us
Might bring the Father praise.


Verse 2 finishes Jesus’ sentence in John 15:16. He saved you so you can share your reason for hope, and to serve with love and grace. Such is the fruit Jesus promises. Paul explains. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:10). In other words, He prepares situations for your success.  

Verse 3

Lift high the name of Jesus,
Of Jesus our Light.
No other name on earth can save,
Can raise a soul to life.
He opens up our eyes to see
The harvest He has grown.
We labor in His fields of grace
As He leads sinners home.

Verse 3 brings all these truths together. Jesus is your light. “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6).

The good works he has prepared is the harvest of souls he has grown, ready to hear the gospel. Jesus said. Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for harvest. Already the one who reaps is receiving wages and gathering fruit for eternal life, so that sower and reaper may rejoice together.” (John 4:35–36).

The fields of grace wait only for the gospel, so we are privileged, as reapers to “rejoice together” with the one who sowed the seed on good soil (Matthew 13:8). Faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.” (Romans 10:17). You may share the gospel with someone that Jesus is leading home today. Isn’t it grand to be a part of his work that has eternal significance? 

Oh sing my soul, and tell all He’s done.
Till the earth and heavens are filled with His glory!

Blessings, Pastor Don.


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