Praise and Honor – EPK
About the song
When a person come to Christ and becomes born again it is the beginning of a new journey. This journey is a life long pursuit with a specific destination. We will all face the afterlife once we leave this world. It is something that no person can avoid.
The the believer in Christ our hope is heaven. Our destination is heaven and it is something many Christian hope and yearn for. It is the work of God that satisfies. In the meantime we need to express our praise, worship and adoration toward God.
The song is also about the attributes of God. He is Almighty and He is Majestic for that we are to Praise and Honor him. Of course one of the benefits of heaven is the absence of pain, hurt and sorrow. This is removed and we will be comforted.
[Verse] To dwell in Your presence LORD is my heart's one desire Only You can satisfy this yearning deep inside To be where a river flows from God's holy throne My praise will rise to you as my soul starts to sing [Chorus] Praise and Honor Glory and Power God Almighty reigns Praise and Honor Glory and Power You are Majesty [Verse] To dwell in Your presence LORD is my heart's one desire Only You can satisfy this yearning deep inside To be where a river flows from God's holy throne My praise will rise to you as my soul starts to sing [Chorus] Praise and Honor Glory and Power God Almighty reigns Praise and Honor Glory and Power You are Majesty [Bridge] No more pain No more tears No more sorrow Forever set free [Chorus] Praise and Honor Glory and Power God Almighty reigns Praise and Honor Glory and Power You are Majesty [Outro] You are Majesty You are Majesty You are Majesty
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John Pape Bio
John Pape is a independent, self managed Christian songwriter who creates worship and praise music for seekers and believers in the church.
John states his mission “My music ministry is to create songs that will encourage a closer relationship to Jesus. The songs are crafted to help Christians though their daily walk. The songs provide a positive soundtrack for people’s lives.”
John’s songwriting drive is to honor God though words and music. His experience has grown over several years of honing the art of songwriting.
Born and raised in California his musical journey began as a young boy. His first instrument was the violin and her participated in the school glee club. As a teenager he got his first guitar. After a few lessons, he basically self-taught himself with a veracious appetite to learn the guitar.
John was going through a spiritual journey which eventually led him to a small store front church where he heard the gospel and by faith believed in the saving grace of Jesus.
At the time of conversion life had to change. It no longer seemed appropriate to live the rock n roll lifestyle. So, for a season the guitar was set down. After a period of time while reading the bible, he read the parable of the talents. Convicted, that he was not using his God given talent of music he prayed. Then leaving his home to take a meditative walk he passed by a piece of paper on the sidewalk. I voice spoke and said to pick up the paper. Turning around he picked it up and it was a song sheet. Not just any song sheet but a Christian song. Realizing that was confirmation he reached out that week to find a Christian band to join. Within a week he was in a Christian Rock band that wrote original music. This band lasted a few years, but the passion to write songs continued. Some early solo releases included “Tunes for Him” and “Almighty Reigns”
Some of John’s musical influences that help shape his songwriting include Chris Tomlin, Benton Brown, Matt Redman. In addition to these influences, John’s sound is shaped by Maranatha Music, Passion.
John is also author of the book “Building a House of Worship”. The book was written as a guide to Christian church worship leaders to better minister to the people they serve as they use their gift of music.
Currently John is working on a project to release several new Praise and Worship songs that were written to build and encourage Christians in their daily walk.
“And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb.”Revelation 22:1
“And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying: “Blessing and honor and glory and power Be to Him who sits on the throne, And to the Lamb, forever and ever!”Revelation 5:13
“for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”Revelation 7:17
“Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”Hebrews 4:16
“Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom.”Psalm 45:6
“His seed also I will make to endure forever, And his throne as the days of heaven.”Psalm 89:29
“The Lord has established His throne in heaven, And His kingdom rules over all”Psalm 103:19
“One thing I have desired of the Lord, That will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord All the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the Lord, And to inquire in His temple.”Psalm 27:4
“I will bring honor to your name in every generation. Therefore, the nations will praise you forever and ever.”Psalm 45:17
“Then I will praise God’s name with singing, and I will honor him with thanksgiving.”Psalm 69:30
“So I have looked for You in the sanctuary, To see Your power and Your glory.”Psalm 63:2
“You are worthy, O Lord, To receive glory and honor and power; For You created all things, And by Your will they exist and were created.”Revelation 4:11
“After these things I heard a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, “Alleluia! Salvation and glory and honor and power belong to the Lord our God!”Revelation 19:1
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