You are Alpha, Omega … new song


The next six Sundays I’ll be preaching on the lectionary texts for Revelation.  I’ve always liked a challenge.  This will be one such challenge.   While reflecting this morning over a nice coffee and with various texts before me relating to Revelation 1:4-8, these words and song came to me.   I’ve kept it simple … think Chris Tomlin in style … lyrics well-based on scripture.  Also simple, because it may well be that Dale and I are the sole musos for one of our services this Sunday.  Might find myself leading it via an acoustic guitar.  I’ve written this with our vocal capabilities and limitations in mind.  God is indeed a God of miracles and rather specialized humour.  Within months of leading an extensive 3-week teaching series at my former church on the role of worship song in forming faith and discipleship (and in so doing, ‘downplaying’ the place praise songs have in most churches repertoires), what does yours truly find himself doing?  You’ve guessed it.  Writing praise songs!

Enjoy … and sing your praise to God.   David

You are Alpha, Omega     leadsheet (2nd draft)

You are Alpha
You alone are holy
The beginning
and the end
Glory to your name
Glory to your name!

Lord who was and is
and is to come
You are Lord and God
the almighty
Every eye will see
Every knee will bow
Dominion is yours, Lord
now, forever

You are Alpha …

Jesus Christ you reign
Jesus you are king
Jesus reign in pow’r
now, forever
Freed us from our sin
Brought your kingdom in
To you be the glory
now, forever

David MacGregor
 © 2010   Willow Publishing
 based on Revelation 1:4-8

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