Alleluia to the Father

The greatest story of all: from Creation to Eden's Fall to the Cross and into Heaven.

 

Themes: Trinity, Creation, Fall, Cross, Heaven

LYRICS

When You laid the earth’s foundation
Morning stars burst into song
Shouts of joy from tongues of angels
Highest praise to You belong

Alleluia to the Father
Alleluia to the Son
Alleluia to the Spirit
Praise surrounds You
Three in One

In a garden long forgotten
Into death our sins had led
Come you cursed and hear the promise:
He will crush the serpent’s head

Look upon the Cross of Jesus
All our sins on Him were laid
Here is love beyond all telling
With His blood our ransom paid

When at last the saints have gathered
All around the royal throne
Hear the roar of all creation
Highest praise to You alone


©2006 Abe & Liza Philip, CCLI# 4869562


THE WORD IN THE WORDS

When You laid the earth’s foundation

...I laid the foundation of the earth...(Job 38:4)

Morning stars burst into song

...the morning stars sang together...(Job 38:7a)

Shouts of joy from tongues of angels

...all the sons of God shouted for joy...(Job 38:7b)

Highest praise to You belong

...praise the name of the Lord, for his name alone is exalted; his majesty is above earth and heaven. (Psalm 138:13)

Alleluia to the Father
Alleluia to the Son
Alleluia to the Spirit

Praise surrounds You
Three in One

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. (2 Corinthians 13:14)

In a garden long forgotten
Into death our sins had led

...the Lord God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?” And he said, “I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself.” He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?” The man said, “The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit of the tree, and I ate.” Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this that you have done?” (Genesis 3:9-13)

Come you cursed and hear the promise:
He will crush the serpent’s head

The Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, cursed are you...I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head...(Genesis 3:14-15)

Look upon the Cross of Jesus
All our sins on Him were laid

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. (1 Peter 2:24)

Here is love beyond all telling

In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. (1 John 4:10)

With His blood our ransom paid

...the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. (Mark 10:45)

When at last the saints have gathered
All around the royal throne
Hear the roar of all creation
Highest praise to You alone

Then I looked, and I heard around the throne...the voice of many angels, numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice, “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!” And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying, “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!” (Revelation 5:11-13)
 

©2006 Abe & Liza Philip, CCLI# 4869562

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DEVOTIONAL

Mark the union of the Three Divine Persons in all their gracious acts. How unwisely do those believers talk who make preferences in the Persons of the Trinity; who think of Jesus as if he were the embodiment of everything lovely and gracious, while the Father they regard as severely just, but destitute of kindness. Equally wrong are those who magnify the decree of the Father, and the atonement of the Son, so as to depreciate the work of the Spirit. In deeds of grace none of the Persons of the Trinity act apart from the rest. They are as united in their deeds as in their essence. In their love towards the chosen they are one, and in the actions which flow from that great central source they are still undivided. Specially notice this in the matter of sanctification. While we may without mistake speak of sanctification as the work of the Spirit, yet we must take heed that we do not view it as if the Father and the Son had no part therein. It is correct to speak of sanctification as the work of the Father, of the Son, and of the Spirit. Still doth Jehovah say, “Let us make man in our own image after our likeness,” and thus we are “his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” See the value which God sets upon real holiness, since the Three Persons in the Trinity are represented as co-working to produce a Church without “spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing.” And you,  believer, as the follower of Christ, must also set a high value on holiness—upon purity of life and godliness of conversation. Value the blood of Christ as the foundation of your hope, but never speak disparagingly of the work of the Spirit which is your meetness for the inheritance of the saints in light. This day let us so live as to manifest the work of the Triune God in us. -Charles Spurgeon