Awesome God!

Rich Mullins

Awesome God

Awesome is a word that should be reserved for God only.   I researched the use of this word in the bible and it appears an even 50 times in the OT but not once in the NT.

I’ve always liked the chorus to Richie Mullins song “Awesome God.”  I’ve sung the verses as well but they are a bit more controversial and perhaps even a bit weird.  The following is a responsive reading based on God’s awesomeness and includes the chorus to Mullin’s song.

Pastor:  How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God; this is the gate of heaven. – Genesis 28:17
All:      How awesome is the LORD Most High, the great King over all the earth! – Psalm 47:2

Congregation Sings:
Our God, is an awesome God, he reigns from heaven above, with wisdom, power and love our God is an Awesome God.

Pastor:  Who among the gods is like you, O LORD ? Who is like you— majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders? – Exodus 15:11
All:      For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes. – Deuteronomy 10:17

Congregation Sings:
Our God, is an awesome God, he reigns from heaven above, with wisdom, power and love our God is an Awesome God.

Pastor:  You are awesome, O God, in your sanctuary; the God of Israel gives power and strength to his people. Praise be to God! – Psalm 68:35
All:      You answer us with awesome deeds of righteousness, O God our Savior, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas, – Psalm 65:5

Congregation Sings:
Our God, is an awesome God, he reigns from heaven above, with wisdom, power and love our God is an Awesome God.

 

Never sung contemporary pieces before?  No problem.  This one is easy and everyone knows it.   And even if you only have a closet guitarist, this one is still possible.  Here’s the chords to accompany the chorus (also have your guitarist capo this at the second fret so that everyone can sing along):

(Em) Our (C) God, is an (G) awesome God, he (Dsus) reigns (D) from (Em) heaven above, with (C) wisdom, (G) power and love our (Am) God is an (Bm) Awesome (Em) God.

Scripture taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version, Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society.  Used by permission of International Bible Society

CCLI Song No. 41099

© 1988 BMG Songs, Inc. (Admin. by BMG Music Publishing), Rich Mullins

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