Worthy :: A New Song For This Sunday

This is a new song that I wrote to go with this week’s message on Ephesians 4. Jason will be teaching about hypocrisy, and what it means in our lives. The song is called Worthy, and is based on the apostle Paul’s encouragement to the church in 1st century Ephesus:

I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit–just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call–one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift (Eph. 4.1-7, ESV).

This passage, and hopefully by extension this song, gives us the key to overcoming hypocrisy in our lives, i.e. living “in a manner worthy of the calling to which [we] have been called.” God calls us to live authentic, genuine lives filled with humility, love, patience, unity, and peace. The display of these characteristics will all but erase hypocrisy from the way we live everyday. Just as there is one God, one faith, one baptism (etc . . . ), so we must also be one. What we say and how we live must match up completely. Only then will we be walking “in a manner that is worthy.”

So, you might ask, “How do we accomplish this?” The answer is in verse 7: CHRIST. We have received grace from Jesus, each one of us in a certain measure. It is Jesus who gives us the grace and the power to live worthy lives. And in the end, our worthiness will actually be Christ’s worthiness. He alone is worthy. He died for our sins, reconciling us to the Father, granting us his worth, and making us heirs with him in the kingdom of God. That is a lot to live up to. Fortunately, for our sake, we’ve been granted the gift of God’s grace.

Give the song a listen so you will be able to sing along on Sunday, thereby encouraging those around you to “walk in a manner worthy of the calling.” I hope this blesses you.

Lyrics:

Verse
Lord help me walk
In a manner that’s worthy
Worthy of the calling I’ve received
Lord help me be
A servant that’s pleasing
Pleasing to you my King
Chorus
For there is one Lord
One hope to which we’re called
Christ is all in all
And there is one faith
One church, and one Spirit
One God and Father of all
Ending
So let us respond
To the grace that we’ve been given
And worship you our King

© 2009. Christopher N. Gates. Hill Country Bible Church Dripping Springs, TX

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6 responses to “Worthy :: A New Song For This Sunday

  1. Good song, Chris. I always admire song writing skills…of which I have none. And as before, I really dig your voice.

  2. Jim Hudson

    Incredible !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Thanks good fellas (not goodfellas–lol).

  4. Roshto

    Chris, excellent!! I never knew. Only one thing you need now…grow a sole patch.

  5. Chris,

    Great lyrics, great tune, great playing, great singing. A true talent. May Christ’s church use it to praise the Savior.

  6. Betty Boeve

    Would I be able to get a copy of sheet music for “Worthy?”

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