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Healing Song

Healing Song is a song written for Grace Church Nottingham. It’s somewhat unusual in that it’s a ‘first person song’, sung from God’s perspective (like ‘Be Still And Know’ or ‘I, The Lord Of Sea And Sky’).

The song takes it’s inspiration from the healings in Matthew’s Gospel chapters 8 & 9. It’s been useful during ministry times and for building faith in the congregation.

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Healing Song (Son, Your Sins Are Forgiven)

Son, your sins are forgiven
Daughter your faith has healed you
Son, your sins are forgiven
Daughter your faith has healed you

With a word, with a touch
Power comes flowing out from me
And though some pressing round,
Are content just to be in the crowd
Your touch mixed with faith draws power from me
I’m willing, so willing
To save you and heal you

I can do even more than you ask me to…

© Matt Blick. Grace Church Nottingham 2007. (Download this song for free!)

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Great High Priest

Great High Priest is a simple mid-tempo worship song based on Hebrews 7:26-27 and was the first song I wrote for Grace Church Nottingham in 2004. We’ve been singing it there ever since.

Read the story behind the song here

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Jesus, Holy One
Jesus, Blameless One
Totally pure, set apart from sinners
Now you are exalted above the heavens


Jesus you’re my great high priest
The only one who meets my need,
My need to be forgiven & set free.
The anger of a Holy God
Defamed by all the wrong I’ve done
You took upon yourself so willingly
When you sacrificed your sinless life for me.


Great High Priest & Perfect Lamb.
Almighty God & Suffering Man.

© Matt Blick. Grace Church Nottingham 2004.


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The Eglon Song

 

The King is on the toilet…
Singlong Assasination Song For Kids Vol. 2
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Back in the day when the Bible was thin
Israel was conquered by a heavyweight King
So they prayed for a saviour who was able to fight
Big-bellied Eglon the Moabite.

Well, Ehud was the man God chose
He made a little sword & hid it in his clothes
Said “King I got a message to whisper to you”
Then in went the sword & out came the poo because he…

Stabbed him in the belly & his poo came out
Stabbed him in the belly & his poo came out
Stabbed him in the belly & his poo came out
Squishy, squashy poo.

Ehud’s sword stuck in his guts
But the kings’ flabby belly just covered it up
He shut the doors & then he ran back home
Before anyone saw what he’d done.

The servants said “phew, what’s that stink?
The king is on the toilet that’s what I think.”
But when they opened up the door
There lay Eglon dead on the floor because he…

Stabbed him in the belly & his poo came out….

Ehud blew the trumpet & he said “it’s war!”
And the Moabites ran as people grabbed their swords
And as they fought they all sang this song,
“Do you want to know what Ehud did to King Eglon?
I’ll tell you, he…”

Stabbed him in the belly & his poo came out…

Well the flabby baddie didn’t get a chance to shout
‘Cos he stabbed him in the belly & his poo came out
And if you’re wondering what this song is really all about…
It’s squishy, squashy, (give you hands a washy!)
Squishy, squashy poo.

Judges 3:12-30 (ESV) © Matt Blick Grace Church Nottingham 2005.

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LINKS TO THIS POST:

An Infant In The Cradle “The Eglon Song”
Count It All Joy “King Eglon hijacks the poop language patrol”
A Surprising Light “Enjoy.Laugh.”
Eglon “Disgraceful song about King Eglon”
Beat The Drum “Ehud & Eglon…A song of God’s deliverance & errrr poo”
A Fitting Name “The Ehud & Eglon song”
An Infant In The Cradle “The EglonSong LIVE”

What do you mean you’d prefer some more ‘normal’ songs? Oh, OK…

Great High Priest
Song Of The Redeemed
The Weight Of Glory

 

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The Weight Of Glory

My latest song is a meditation on 2 Corinthians 4:17-18. Verse 1 focus on the momentary/eternal contrast, verse 2 on ‘light’ vs ‘weight’ and verse 3 holds up Christ as our example as he endured the hours of torture and was in the tomb for 3 days, yet received a kingdom that without end.
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How long, O Lord, this story seems
Till you return, and then we’ll see
The strife that fills our mortal days
Barely fills the opening page
And each new chapter has in store
More glory than the one before

So let me count it joy, let me count it gain
To bear dishonour Lord, to suffer for your name
My troubles all will seem so light & momentary
When they fade into the dawning of eternity
And I feel the weight of glory rest on me.

When trouble tries to drag me down
Remind me trials prepare my crown
As coal is crushed to precious stone
So pressures will refine my soul
My destiny will not be dust
For what will be is glorious

So let me count it joy…

In agony, with lonely cries
You hung beneath the blackened skies
The crushing pain, the cross, the grave
Were measured out in hours and days
But none can fully comprehend
The kingdom that will never end

So let me count it joy
© Matt Blick, 2009.
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Song Of The Redeemed

At the moment I’ve got two songs in the works, a congregational song called You Spoke The Stars and a ‘whatever-you-call-songs-that-aren’t-sung-in-churches’ song called The Morning After The Day You Saved The World. I’m waiting on feedback from a few songwriting buddies on the former and have spent the last 2 weeks recording the latter.

Which one will make it to the blog (and you) first?

Whichever one you say giddyup to!

I had a small milestone this week – Song of the Redeemed made 50 downloads! It’s actually been one of the more popular ones I wrote for Grace Church (we even sung in our community group the other week) but it hasn’t really taken off on the blog. Maybe it’s because it’s an acoustic unplugged demo of a full band rocker, or maybe it’s because most of Grace Church already had the song by the time I started the blog (I used to email them everyone – can you believe that!).

Maybe I’ll do a full band demo one day.
Maybe it’ll get it a new lease of life through this post.
Maybe I will change my mind about the ending of Inception being lazy.

Who knows…

But for now you can read the new improved ‘behind the song’ post here or just jog your memory with the lyrics…

There is a song that even the angels cannot sing
One that belongs to those who were once the slaves of sin
A song of those who fought the light
Who chose the chains that bound them tight
Each one an enemy adopted as your child.
Jesus we sing to you the song of the redeemed
We are the ones that you bought back from our slavery.
From the depth of our sin to the height of your throne
How great is the range of your salvation song
Jesus we sing to you the song of the redeemed
There is a song no angel in heaven could compose
Sung by the ones with your image stamped upon their souls
Who sought the freedom you denied
Freedom to fall, freedom to die
My God you bought us back at such an awful price
This is a truth too great for one nation to express
Summon the choir you bought with your blood from every race
In every language, God, be praised
For every tribe the ransom’s paid
To every ruler, now your wisdom is displayed

Rev 14:3 / Rev 7:9-10; Eph 3:10


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Son of God/God the Son

Son of God/God the Son takes it’s inspiration from John ch.1 and is my attempt to sum up the wonder and the mystery of the incarnation.

The music is minor key yet worshipful, acoustic yet aggressive.

Son of God, God the Son,
Eternal Uncreated One
You became what you were not
When you became a man.

Purest light, no stain of sin,
Glory cloaked in human skin
Flesh & bone your offering,
You lived & died a man.

And so all we long to do
Is grow more in love with you
Jesus Christ, with all our hearts
We worship you
To you be the loudest praise
Your name far above all names
Jesus Christ, Risen One
Son of God, God the Son
We worship you.

Emmanuel you dwell with us,
A diamond in the human dust,
To save the fallen ones you loved
You became a man.

Gave up your rights, not once but twice –
An outlaw’s death, a servant’s life
Now raised in honour, glorified,
You reign as God and Man.

Lk.1: 35, Lk.24: 39, Jn. 6:51, Isa.7: 13, Php. 2:3-9, 1 Cor 15:43

© Matt Blick 2008 Grace Church Nottingham.

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More Than I Could Say (2008) Worship Song

You have called me your friend, when I was happy to be your servant.
Aminor key worship song with a big chorus. My most popular song at my home church.

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You have called me your friend
When I was happy to be your servant forever,
Set a crown on my head
When all I wanted to be was loosed from my chains.
You have made me your child
When all I wanted to do was follow your Son.
You poured out your love
When it was enough that you held back your anger.


More than I could say, more than I could ask
More than I could dream, everything you made me
More than I could hope, more than I could know
More than I could hold – everything you gave me
I love you because you first loved me, my God


You have called me a saint
When I just wanted to change things I was ashamed of.
Made me shine like a star
When all I wanted to do was flee from the dark.
Gave me good news to preach
When I was glad just to be one who believed,
You gave me a song
When it was enough that you ended my weeping.


More than I could say…


I love you because you first loved me,
Called & chosen before the stars came to be
Predestined in love to love you freely.


How great is the love that you lavish on us,
That we should be called the children of God
And that is what we are!


More than I could say…

Jn 15:15; Lk 15:19; Eph 3:20; 1 Jn 3:1; Php 2:15-16; Ps126:6.

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Rise

Rise is a song about a person going through the miracle of new birth, as seen through the eyes of an onlooker who, though amazed & awestruck by the transformation, doesn’t really understanding what is happening. It was one of the first things I’d written that wasn’t intended for a congregation to sing, though I did perform it once at a baptism at Grace Church.

Rise started life as a poem written about my newborn daughter. I filed it away for a few years, then dug it out one night and started singing it. I started developing similar metaphors (plants, brides) for verses 2 & 3, and the bridge, and the song as you hear it (minor tweaks aside) was completed that very night.

That kind of speed is very rare for me.

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Rise

I see you rise, rise like the Sun
Drawing along the dawn.
I see you rise, a butterfly girl,
A chrysalis newly born.
Lazarus-like you rub your eyes
And stretch your wings & fly.

You rise and I stand
Feet firmly planted on the ground

I see you rise and I smile
As you soar so high you must be heaven bound.

I see you rise, a tender young plant
Reaching towards the light.
I see you rise, roots drawing life
From somewhere just out of sight.
As we sleep like seeds
Still frozen fast in winters night

You rise and we stand…

And oh, what I wouldn’t give
To feel like you feel, to know like you know.
And oh, what I wouldn’t pay
To have that river of life flood my soul.

I see you rise, rise like a bride
At the dawn of her wedding day.
I see your eyes fixed on the one
You vow you will not forsake.
Who is this prince who came
And kissed your sleeping soul awake?

You rise and I stand…

© Matt Blick. Grace Church Nottingham 2007

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