MUSIC

THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG

If there is ever a song that's going to make my Dad shed a little tear.... it's this one. And that's saying something! My Dad has been married to my Mum and familiar with her composing skill for 55 years - but this is the one!!

 

There is a mood and a divine majesty which descends when this track is played or sung and it sets this apart from other songs in a unique way. This song is the final track on the album Let God Arise and the presence it leaves is tangible and strong. It's a song that can always be looked forward to as the album takes you on its journey. It is certainly about the majesty of Christ, His sovereignty and the prophetic fulfilment of His governmental reign..... allowing us all to be drawn into the understanding of that inevitable glorious future. It's worshipful, honest and touching. But it's not just the subject matter or the provocative lyrics, but also the serene, majestic arrangement that unlocks the wonder of all this in a beautiful, captivating 5 minutes in time. Of course you can replay those 5 minutes again if you choose ( and many do) so we thank and give credit to Richard Lewis here for presenting and packaging this song in a way that it is hard to conceive of it ever being interpreted with any more sensitivity or splendour. 

We believe and hope that you will find the song to be all of this and more.... and that you'll share with others, this precious 5 minutes in time.

Juliet Dawn

LYRICS

Verse 1:

O SACRED HEAD             WOUNDED FOR ME

WHO CAN EXPLAIN        SUCH MYSTERY?

WHO UNDERSTANDS     THE AWESOME PLAN?

GOD BLED AND DIED     TO BRING ME LIFE AGAIN

 

Verse 2:

O SACRED HEAD               NOW GLORY CROWNED

HOW GLORIOUS               THIS LOVE I’VE FOUND

MY PLACE IN HEAVEN     RESERVED, SECURE

TO GAZE UPON YOUR RADIANT BEAUTY EVERMORE

 

chorus:

WHAT LOVE IS THIS   TIS LOVE UNKNOWN!

WHAT GRACE TO FALLEN MAN, IS SHOWN!

WHAT SACRIFICE     WHAT COSTLY PRICE!

MY GRATEFUL HEART NEEDS ALL ETERNITY TO PRAISE

 

Verse 3:

O SACRED HEAD              ALL THRONES MUST BOW

TO CHRIST THE KING      ALLEGIANCE VOW

AS JUSTICE REIGNS          AND STRIVINGS CEASE

AT LAST THIS WORLD WILL LIVE IN GLORY, TRUTH & PEACE

 

Chorus:

WHAT LOVE IS THIS   TIS LOVE UNKNOWN!

WHAT GRACE TO FALLEN MAN, IS SHOWN!

WHAT SACRIFICE     WHAT COSTLY PRICE!

MY GRATEFUL HEART NEEDS ALL ETERNITY TO PRAISE

 

Bridge:

I’M OVERWHELMED BY LOVE, I’M OVERWHELMED BY LOVE

SPOTLESS LAMB OF GOD    Y’SHUA 

I’M OVERWHELMED BY LOVE, I’M OVERWHELMED BY LOVE

SPOTLESS LAMB OF GOD    Y’SHUA 

I’M OVERWHELMED BY LOVE, I’M OVERWHELMED BY LOVE

SPOTLESS LAMB OF GOD    Y’SHUA 

 

Chorus (repeat)

WHAT LOVE IS THIS   TIS LOVE UNKNOWN!

WHAT GRACE TO FALLEN MAN, IS SHOWN!

WHAT SACRIFICE     WHAT COSTLY PRICE!

MY GRATEFUL HEART NEEDS ALL ETERNITY TO PRAISE