Last year, at WorshipGod08, we presented a choral arrangement of “Glorious and Mighty,” from the Psalms CD. Unfortunately, the recording didn’t turn out very well. But at this year’s Sovereign Grace Pastors Conference we sang the piece again and recorded it to 24 track. I thought it turned out much better.
In any case, you can download it by clicking here, and get the choral arrangement here. Here are the lyrics, based on Psalm 96:
Majesty, Your glory is shining
Brighter than the moon and the stars
Marveling, we honor and fear You
Above all gods
Glorious and mighty, You’re awesome In beauty
Joyful songs we raise
Glorious and mighty, You’re awesome in beauty
Greatly to be praised
Majesty, You fashioned the heavens
Your decrees can never be changed
Over all the plans of the nations
Your judgments reign
Majesty, we’ll sing with creation
When You come again in the clouds
Every knee will bow down and worship
The one true God
By Todd Twining, Joel Sczebel, and Bob Kauflin
© 2008 Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)/Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)
Update: Larry Harrison left a comment saying that their church had done Glorious and Mighty and caught it on video. It’s outstanding. You can watch it here.
Wow. I am part of a congregation of psalm singers… First Reformed Pres of Durham…. this is beautiful. Have you tried it acapella….just asking. Keep up the good work. With the world in such a tizzy, isn’t great that our God is GLORIOUS and MIGHTY and has always been-and is yet to be …
p.s. if you haven’t yet, check out our Book of Psalms For Singing
Hi Bob…we actually took this vocal and had it orchestrated as well. This song is one of those songs that just connects and communicates. It captures people’s hearts. We have found it to be very powerful in our church. Here is a video of us doing it a few months back. Thank you for making this available! We first heard it at Worship God 08 and was one of those things we took away saying ‘we have got to use this’. We still use a choir each week but in more of a worship leading role. Still…when you can challenge them musically with quality stuff…it’s a win win for everyone. Would love to see more of this kind of stuff. Great job guys!
Larry Harrison, Worship & Teaching Pastor
Henderson Hills Baptist Church
Thanks for this post. It is very timely for us. We are singing this with our choir this Sunday. I am going to play the MP3 tonight so they can hear what the ending is like. We actually transposed it down to Bb because it worked better for our singers but I love this song and am so grateful to all of you who worked on it.
Bob, your post says Larry “Hamilton” left the comment and video. His last name is actually “Harrison” and your link is broken (i think it’s missing the “htt” of “http”).
I would love it if you did more choral arrangements like you did for Glad. You are such a gifted arranger, but I know you probably don’t have that kind of time. Jonathan Rea (http://www.jonathanrea.com) is a great arranger. I think the Gettys work a lot together.
Bob – Thank you, Thank you, Thank You, for posting this!
Craig, you’re welcome, you’re welcome, you’re welcome!
Thanks for posting this Bob, and please thank the people who took the time to mix and produce it. This recording was great.
Thanks for posting this. I was at the conference this year and was hoping that you guys had recorded this. God’s presence was so overwhelming at this moment in the conference that I couldn’t even get the lyrics out of my mouth (which I’m sure was a blessing to those around me :) Now, with this in the goold ‘ol iPhone, I’ll be able to sing with the choir leading me.
Thanks for your humility and leading us to worship musically. You are a blessing.
This is amazing!!! We have a small, humble little choir at our young church….would love to hear some more glimpses of what’s possible for us in the future as we grow, Lord willing! :) Thank you so much for sharing this.
This is a beautiful recording. I would ike to put it on a CD I am making to give to my youth group of about 10 people.
Just commenting to ask if I would have permission to reproduce this free download in that way?
Paul, thanks for your encouragement. Thanks for asking for permission. That would be fine.
Thank you for your generosity. I look forward t sharing this with my friends.
Would this also be the case with the free downloads available on the Sovereign Grace music website?
Are you able to point me to a place where I can find out about usage of these downloads? I would like to use them, but only if I have permission.
Paul, how would you like to use this download? And what other downloads are you talking about?
Sorry, I am referring to the free downloads on some SG albums like: http://www.sovereigngracemusic.org/albums/category/nap_records/na_band_looked_upon
Also the songs you have on https://worshipmatters.com/category/free-stuff/mp3-downloads/
I would like to use some of these on the compilation CD I mentioned above.
Paul, I get it now. Rather than give a blanket permission here, contact my daughter Chelsea at firstname.lastname@example.org and she’ll get you set up. Thanks for asking!