The Worship Quote of the Week for (03/21/2006):

"Jesus Is Lord"
Today’s WORSHIP QUOTE is another powerful text by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend. Notice how these lines probe the biblical record of the lordship of Jesus (Phil. 2:5-11)—His power in creation, His humiliation and atoning death, His resurrection, His glorious exaltation, and His promised return to “take his children home.” Try reading this poem as a part of your personal worship. Read it out loud. Take your time.


"Jesus is Lord"—the cry that echoes through creation:
Resplendent pow’r, eternal Word, our Rock.
The Son of God, the King whose glory fills the heavens,
Yet bids us come to taste this living bread.

Jesus is Lord—whose voice sustains the stars and planets,
Yet in His wisdom laid aside His crown.
Jesus the Man, who washed our feet, who bore our suffering,
Became a curse to bring salvation’s plan.

Jesus is Lord—the tomb is gloriously empty!
Not even death could crush this King of love!
The price is paid, the chains are loosed, and we’re forgiven,
And we can run into the arms of God.

“Jesus is Lord”—a shout of joy, a cry of anguish,
As He returns, and every knee bows low.
Then every eye and every heart will see His glory,
The judge of all will take His children home.

— Stuart Townend and Keith Getty, © Thankyou Music, 2003, Administered by (USA) and Kingsway Music (UK), from the recording NEW IRISH HYMNS 2. Highly recommended for use in your church. Available at or on Keith and Kristyn Getty’s current U.S. tour. A short sample of this song can be heard by going to

Have a great week,

Chip Stam
Director, Institute for Christian Worship
School of Church Music and Worship
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Louisville, Kentucky

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