Tuesday, July 14, 2009

"Mighty to Save" by Hillsong

Captain's Log, Stardate 07.14.2009

I first heard this song when one of the teen boys in my youth group was doing the worship set instead of me one Saturday night.

I had never heard this song before, although Captain Caffeine had (this is because one of the most common reasons for the youth to do the worship set for youth group meeting instead of me is because I’m out of town, and so the Captain had heard this on one Saturday I wasn’t there).

Anyway, this was such a great song that when I heard it again on a Song Discovery CD (sung by Laura Story), I immediately picked it to sing for Sunday service when I did worship music.

While I was writing Deadly Intent, this was the song that just seemed to be perfect for the heroine. Plus the phrase “mighty to save” isn’t a bad one when your life is in danger, right?

I hope you enjoy this song as much as I do. This is such a great reminder for me of God’s mighty power over our lives no matter what’s happening to us.

Oh, and guess what the verse is at the beginning of the novel?

The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save.
Zephaniah 3:17 (NIV)


This is the original Laura Story recording with a slideshow that I found on YouTube:



This is the live version that my husband, Captain Caffeine, has on his iPod, also gotten from YouTube:



"Mighty to Save"
by Ben Fielding and Reuben Morgan
(c) 2006 Hillsong Publishing

Everyone needs compassion
A love that’s never failing.
Let mercy fall on me
Everyone needs forgiveness
The kindness of a Savior
The hope of nations

Savior, He can move the mountains
My God is mighty to save,
He is mighty to save
Forever Author of salvation
He rose and conquered the grave,
Jesus conquered the grave

So take me as you find me
All my fears and failures.
Fill my life again
I give my life to follow
Everything I believe in
Now I surrender,
Yes, I surrender

Savior, He can move the mountains
My God is mighty to save,
He is mighty to save
Forever Author of salvation
He rose and conquered the grave,
Jesus conquered the grave

Shine your light and let the whole world see
We’re singing for the glory of the risen King, Jesus
Shine Your light and let the whole world see
We’re singing for the glory of the risen King

Savior, He can move the mountains
My God is mighty to save,
He is mighty to save
Forever Author of salvation
He rose and conquered the grave,
Jesus conquered the grave

You’re my Savior, You can move the mountains
God, You are mighty to save,
You are mighty to save
Forever Author of salvation
You rose and conquered the grave,
Yes, You conquered the grave
You were mighty to save.

6 comments :

  1. This is one of my favorite songs. Our worship leaders at my church sing this often. Such an inspiration. Thanks for sharing this!

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  2. I absolutely love this song. We actually just sang it on Sunday at church and last summer, it was a song we sang every night and did motions to with the kids during VBS. It just makes me happy everytime I hear it!

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  3. Love this song! Michael W Smith does a great version as well.

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  4. Thanks for posting this! I was a little nervous about a trip I'm literally, about to walk out the door for, and now this song will be in my head the whole way, and I'm actually very happy about that!

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  5. I love this song! I was thrilled to find it fit my book so well and that I could use it as an inspirational theme while I was writing.

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  6. This is one of my favorite songs. Our worship leaders at my church sing this often. Such an inspiration. Thanks for sharing this!

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