Praise and Honor – Song Story
The main reason I write worship songs like Praise and Honor is to be a blessing and resource for the Christian church. As I ponder about the song Praise and Honor here are some answers to questions that hopefully share the song’s story.
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 that hope. 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.
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 Praise and Honor Glory and Power God Almighty reigns Praise and Honor Glory and Power You are Majesty 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 Praise and Honor Glory and Power God Almighty reigns Praise and Honor Glory and Power You are Majesty No more pain No more tears No more sorrow Forever set free Praise and Honor Glory and Power God Almighty reigns Praise and Honor Glory and Power You are Majesty You are Majesty You are Majesty You are Majesty
Why I wrote Praise and Honor?
Praise and Honor was written because there is a deep down yearning to be with God. The Psalmist David so eloquently expressed this “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” But what is that look like? When reading Revelation there is a vivid picture of what heaven must be like. Add to that what Jesus did to allow believer to enter heaven only deserve homage to his almighty majesty.
What inspired the song Praise and Honor?
The song Praise and Honor is inspired by a combination of several bible verses. Here are ones that stand out in regards to the song itself
“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
What message would you like people to take from the song Praise and Honor?
One day everyone will meet the Creator. For those who’s hope is in a eternal home in heaven this song attempt to portray what that might be like. Think about that moment where there is not more pain. Jesus wipes away your tear. Forever to be set free from the sin that weighs up down daily.
In this song it is my hope that the individual that sings these words will have a fore knowledge of what it will be like in heaven. Christian devotion to God start now. Let us give praise and honor to God as Almighty Majesty.
Listen to Praise and Honor
- Praise and Honor – Electronic Press Kit EPK
- Praise and Honor – Song Resource for Worship Leaders
- Download the song Praise and Worship by John Pape
- Watch Praise and Honor on YouTube
- Pre-Save Praise and Honor at DistroKid
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