“Majesty” – Musical Musings in March

For over a decade, I played the organ or the piano for nearly every worship service on Sunday morning, Sunday evening service, and on Wednesday evenings if we sung a hymn or two. It was a large part of my life.


It was during this time that some of the great worship songs were introduced to us and to our congregants. Music such as, “Lord, I Lift Your Name on High,” “He is Exalted,” and “Awesome God.” And one that I still love to hear and sing, and that makes my list of favorite songs, “Majesty.”


This particular worship song praises Jesus through and through. There is no doubt to whom we offer our praise. And what are we praising Jesus for? His majesty, His power, His Name, His actions. We are praising Him for who He is.


So let’s take a look at the lyrics and if you choose, you can also listen to this worship song, “Majesty.”


Majesty worship His Majesty
Unto Jesus, be all glory,
Power and praise
Majesty, Kingdom authority
Flow from His throne,
Unto his own, His anthem raise.

So exalt, lift up on high
The Name of Jesus
Magnify, come glorify,
Christ Jesus the King
Majesty, worship His Majesty
Jesus who died, now glorified,
King of all Kings.[i]


My first encounter with this song was by a worship leader named, Ron Kenoly. I pray you will be inspired by his version of “Majesty.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Qz3ZWIgxNk


Of course there are plenty of passages in Scripture that lead us to worship God and Jesus for their majesty. But the passage associated with this particular worship song is found in the Old Testament. Read through this text.


“Praise be to you, O Lord, God of our father Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, O Lord, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all. Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all. Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name.” (2 Chronicles 29:10-13 – NIV)


Perhaps this is a passage you haven’t noticed it before. I am not sure that I have paid much attention to it. King David, in addressing the assembly, spoke these words as worship to God.


It was a transition period for David. Solomon, David’s son, would become King of Israel and would build the great temple. But it brought joy to David’s soul. He was thankful for his part in the preparation, but he willingly gave the task to his son.


And knowing all of what was to be, David praised God.


King David certainly desired to build the temple of God, but it was not to be. God had a different plan. But David continued to praise God until his death.


Praising God in our own lives must never be squashed because of circumstances or situations we encounter. We must praise God through it all.


Our plans may not be turn out the way we’d like, but God has a plan and He is in control of that plan. Our role is to praise Him.


I pray that you are able to use music to lead you in praise. Whether you’re a vocalist or not, God loves to hear your voice lifting His Name in praise. So let’s crank up the speakers and sing “Majesty” one more time.


Grace and peace be yours in abundance,



[i] Majesty, Jack Hayford, 1981

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