SoD: “You are God alone”

Posted: 26th February 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

You Are God Alone
Music and lyrics by Billy and Cindy Foote. Recorded by Phillips, Craig and Dean.
© 2004 Billy Foote Music

You are not a god
Created by human hands
You are not a god
Dependent on any mortal man
You are not a god
In need of anything we can give
By Your plan, that’s just the way it is

You are God alone
From before time began
You were on Your throne
You are God alone
And right now
In the good times and bad
You are on Your throne
You are God alone

You’re the only God
Whose power none can contend
You’re the only God
Whose name and praise will never end
You’re the only God
Who’s worthy of everything we can give
You are God
And that’s just the way it is

You are God alone
From before time began
You were on Your throne
You are God alone
And right now
In the good times and bad
You are on Your throne
You are God alone

Unchangeable
Unshakable
Unstoppable
Thats what You are

In light of some of the recent discussions regarding whether contemporary worship song lyrics are focused on God or on us, these lyrics struck me during our Sunday worship time.

  1. Lingamish says:

    Kinda the opposite of JIMB. How about GIFA? (God is far away)

    It’s a great song and the recording by those guys is perfect from start to finish. And it’s in C#. That opening guitar is sweeeet.

    You spelled dependent wrong didn’t you?

  2. Indeed I did. Well, several online lyric sites have it wrong, that’s all I can say. But I checked it against the arrangement on praisecharts.com and they have it as “dependent”, so that seals it for me. Correction made.

    It would be interesting to see the lyrics of a song that tries to capture the intimacy of God with his creation, but without getting JIMB’y.

  3. one24worship says:

    Hey ElShaddai Edwards…

    Thanks for posting this as the Song of the Day.

    This praise and worship song has such “God-centered” lyrics that frankly I’m surprised at how much radio airplay it gets. Granted, Phillips, Craig and Dean have great musical production both instrumentally and vocally but still…

    He is sufficient!

    Thanks.

    David Guion

    http://www.one24worship.com/

  4. David,

    Thank you for stopping by – I bounced around your site for a while and ended up Billy Foote’s article “Songwriting Success” on integritymusic.com and the Foote’s website as well. I added the link in the post – what a powerful performance of “You Are God Alone”!

    I hope to comment on the article later this week.

    He is sufficient, indeed!
    ElShaddai

  5. Lingamish says:

    SoD is “song of the day”?!? It’s a very slangy British way of saying “chump.” And also has other uses…

  6. I adapted it from the shorthand PoD, for “photo of the day”, which photo bloggers use for their daily posts. Hopefully you haven’t been thinking that I think these are all “chump” songs!

    For what it’s worth, I’ve also been thinking about another recurring post theme, the “verse of the week”, or VoW.