Only Sovereign Lord Worship Song Unpacking the Song’s Message

I wanted to take a moment to share with you the story behind a song that’s close to my heart – “Only Sovereign Lord.” As the person who write the lyrics, I want to give you a glimpse into the inspiration and message behind this worship and praise song.

The Origin of “Only Sovereign Lord”

This song was born out of a deep desire to convey a powerful message of faith and reverence for our Creator, who is the “Only Sovereign Lord” of the universe. You see, my desire was to create a song that would inspire worshipers in our church community.

Song Lyrics

Before going any further here are the lyrics to the song “Only Sovereign Lord”

ONLY SOVEREIGN LORD

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord
Seated on the throne
You are worthy of all praise
bowing down I honor you

Only Sovereign Lord 
At Your feet I fall
Only Sovereign Lord 
You are above all 

Mighty, Mighty, is the Lamb
High and lifted up
You're the Savior of my soul
By Your blood I've overcome

Only Sovereign Lord 
At Your feet I fall
Only Sovereign Lord 
You are above all

I surrender my life to you
I surrender my life to you

Only Sovereign Lord 
At Your feet I fall
Only Sovereign Lord 
You are above all

Understanding Sovereignty

When singing the lyrics “Only Sovereign Lord,” we acknowledge that God is the ultimate ruler over all creation. He possesses supreme authority, autonomy, and independence. He is the one who made the heavens and the earth, and everything in them. This is realized by this Bible verse.

And when they heard it, they lifted their voices together to God and said, “Sovereign Lord, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and everything in them,

Acts 4:24

In the context of the song “Only Sovereign Lord” the term “sovereign” is used to describe God’s supreme and unmatched authority and control over all creation and events. God is seen as the ultimate ruler and the one who exercises sovereign authority over the universe. Here are some attribute of sovereignty.

Supreme Authority: A sovereign entity has the ultimate and highest authority within its defined scope. It has the ability to exercise power without being subject to a higher authority.

Autonomy: Sovereignty implies self-governance and the ability to make independent decisions without external coercion or control.

Independence: A sovereign entity is typically independent and not under the rule or authority of another entity.

Jurisdiction: Sovereignty often pertains to a specific realm, where the sovereign entity exercises its authority and control. In the case of God that is the entire universe and everything it contains.

Biblical Inspiration for Only Sovereign Lord Worship Song

One of the most important aspects of this song is its connection to Scripture. Each line was carefully crafted to align with the timeless wisdom found in the Bible. It’s remarkable how the lyrics seamlessly intertwine with the Word of God. Let;’s breakdown each lyric and its relation to scripture.

Lyric: “Holy, Holy, Holy Lord”

“Holy, Holy, Holy Lord”: These words echo the heavenly creatures in Revelation 4:8, who continually proclaim the holiness of God. The repetition emphasizes the absolute holiness and sovereignty of our Creator. Singing “Holy, Holy, Holy Lord,” it’s like joining in with the heavenly creatures in Revelation 4:8.

“Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under its wings. Day and night they never stop saying: ‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come.'”

As mentioned above, this verse is part of the heavenly worship scene in Revelation. It is where four living creatures continuously declare the holiness of the “Lord God Almighty.”. The repetition of “holy” three times emphasizes the absolute holiness and sovereignty of God. A God who is eternal, encompassing the past, present, and future.

This lyric beautifully illustrates the idea that God is the “Only Sovereign Lord”. He is continuously worshipped by heavenly beings for His unmatched authority and holiness. It serves as a reminder that God’s holiness is beyond our comprehension. And it is a central aspect of our worship, signifying that He is set apart and perfect.

The lyric “Holy, Holy, Holy Lord” emphases that God’s holiness is immeasurable and a central theme in worship. When we acknowledge God’s holiness in our worship, we join in this declaration, recognizing His separateness and perfection.

Lyric: “Seated on the throne”

Seated on the throne” really lines up with what we see in Revelation 4:2. This is where John has this vision of God sitting on His heavenly throne. This imagery represents God’s sovereignty and authority over all things.

“At once I was in the Spirit, and there before me was a throne in heaven with someone sitting on it.”

Looking at Revelation 4:2 it describes the vision of the Apostle John. In this vision he is taken into the heavenly realm and sees a throne in heaven God sitting on it. This represents His sovereignty and authority. This vision vividly portrays God’s sovereignty. And His central position as the ruler of the universe, reaffirming the concept of God as the “Only Sovereign Lord.”

He is seated on the throne, signifying His supreme authority and control over all things in heaven and on earth. Making it a powerful image of His sovereignty and ultimate authority. So, when we sing these words, we’re acknowledge that God reigns supreme. Singing these words is our acknowledgment that God reigns supreme and is in control of all things. Because He is pictured on His heavenly throne.

Lyric: “You are worthy of all praise”

“You are worthy of all praise”: These words mirror Psalm 145:3. This verse declares that God is most worthy of praise, His greatness beyond human comprehension. When we sing this lyric it’s like echoing Psalm 145:3. We are singing that God is great and deserves all our praise.

“Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom.”

Psalm 145:3 emphasizes the greatness of the Lord and declares that He is most worthy of praise. This verse aligns with the theme of God’s sovereignty as the “Only Sovereign Lord.” The lyric highlights His greatness is beyond human comprehension, underlining His unrivaled majesty and authority. It serves as a powerful testament to God’s sovereignty and His deserving of our worship and adoration.

This lyric emphasizes that worship is all about recognizing God’s worthiness, giving Him the honor and adoration He truly deserves. The lyric declares that God is great and deserving of all praise. It underscores the idea that worship involves recognizing God’s worthiness and giving Him the honor and adoration He deserves.

Lyric: “Bowing down I honor you”

“Bowing down I honor you”: This line takes us to Psalm 95:6. This scriptures calls us to bow down in worship before the Lord our Maker. By doing this it reflects an attitude of humility and reverence. This lyric reflects the humility and reverence found in Psalm 95:6. Where it encourages us to bow down in worship before our Maker.

“Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.”

Psalm 95:6 calls us to engage in an act of worship by bowing down and kneeling before the Lord our Maker. As we do it reflects an attitude of humility and reverence. It acknowledges God’s sovereignty as our “Only Sovereign Lord. ” It emphasises the importance of approaching worship with respect and adoration, recognizing His authority over our lives.

When we sing this, we express our willingness to submit to God’s sovereignty and acknowledge His greatness. “Bowing down I honor you” represents humility and reverence. Where we are encouraged to bow down in worship before our Maker. This lyric signifies our willingness to submit to God’s sovereignty and acknowledge His greatness.

Lyric: “Mighty, Mighty, is the Lamb”

“Mighty, Mighty, is the Lamb”: It resonates with Revelation 5:12. This passage shows heavenly beings declaring Jesus as worthy to receive power and glory. With this act we emphasizes His role as the mighty Savior. This lyric show a picture where heavenly beings declare Jesus as worthy to receive power and glory.

“In a loud voice they were saying: ‘Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!'”

Revelation 5:12 is a powerful declaration from heavenly beings, praising the Lamb of God, which refers to Jesus Christ. This verse underscores the worthiness of Jesus, who, through His sacrifice, conquered sin and death. It also speaks to His sovereignty and the adoration He receives in heaven. The acknowledgment of Jesus as “worthy” aligns with the theme of God’s sovereignty. It also emphasizes the centrality of Christ’s role in the divine plan.

This lyric reminds us of Jesus’ incredible might as the Savior who conquered sin and death. The lyric resonates with the scripture, where heavenly beings declare the Lamb (Jesus) as worthy to receive power and glory. By which we are emphasizing Jesus’ role as the mighty Savior who conquered sin and death.

Lyric: “High and lifted up”

“High and lifted up”: This reminds us of Isaiah’s vision in Isaiah 6:1. This is where he saw the Lord high and exalted on His throne, portraying God’s majestic authority. When we sing “High and lifted up,” it’s like the vision Isaiah had where he saw the Lord high and exalted on His throne.

“In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple.”

Isaiah 6:1 describes the prophet Isaiah’s vision of the Lord in the temple. He beholds the Lord as high and exalted, seated on a throne. He sees the train of His robe filling the temple. This imagery portrays the majesty and sovereignty of God, emphasizing His exalted position. It aligns with the lyrics “High and lifted up.” This highlights God’s supreme authority and glory and reinforcing the concept of God as the “Only Sovereign Lord.”

This lyric paints a picture of God’s exalted position and majesty, inspiring awe and deepening our worship. Isaiah sees the Lord high and exalted on His throne, portraying God’s exalted position and majesty that inspire awe and worship.

Lyric: “You’re the Savior of my soul”

“You’re the Savior of my soul”: Think of Luke 2:11. The scripture announces Jesus as the Savior, the Messiah, and the Lord, underlining His sovereignty.

“Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.”

Luke 2:11 announces the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem, proclaiming Him as the Savior, the Messiah, and the Lord. This verse directly relates to the lyric “You’re the Savior of my soul” in the song “Only Sovereign Lord.” The lyric is reinforcing the idea that Jesus is the central figure in God’s plan of salvation. It acknowledging His sovereignty as the promised Messiah and Lord.

This lyric expresses our acknowledgment that Jesus rescues us from sin and offers eternal life. “You’re the Savior of my soul” connects with Luke 2:11. In this verse it declares Jesus as the Savior, expressing our acknowledgment that He saves us from sin and offers eternal life.

Lyric: “By Your blood I’ve overcome”

“By Your blood I’ve overcome”: This reflects the victory achieved through Christ’s sacrifice, as mentioned in Revelation 12:11.

“They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.”

Revelation 12:11 speaks of believers’ victory achieved through the blood of the Lamb, representing Jesus Christ. This verse connects with the lyric “By Your blood I’ve overcome” in the song “Only Sovereign Lord.” The lyric emphasizes the redemptive power of Jesus’ sacrifice. It explains how believers conquer sin and adversity through their faith in Him. It highlights Jesus’ sovereignty as the Lamb of God who secures triumph over all challenges.

This lyric underscores our redemption through Jesus’ blood and our victory over sin through faith in Him. “By Your blood I’ve overcome” reflects the victory obtained through Christ’s sacrifice, as mentioned in Revelation 12:11. The lyric is emphasizing our redemption through His blood and our triumph over sin through faith in Him.

Lyric: “I surrender my life to you”

“I surrender my life to you”: It echoes Romans 12:1. This passage urges us to offer ourselves as living sacrifices to God, an essential aspect of genuine worship. When we sing “I surrender my life to you,” it’s like living out Romans 12:1. Which encourages us to offer ourselves as living sacrifices.

“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.”

Romans 12:1 encourages believers to offer themselves as living sacrifices to God, motivated by His mercy. This verse aligns with the lyric “I surrender my life to you” in the song “Only Sovereign Lord” The song emphasises the act of surrendering our lives to God as an essential aspect of genuine worship.

By doing so, we acknowledge God’s sovereignty and seek to align our will with His. Making it a true and pleasing form of worship that signifies our commitment to yield our lives to God’s sovereignty and will, at the heart of true worship.

“I surrender my life to you” echoes the idea of offering ourselves as living sacrifices, as encouraged in Romans 12:1. By do so, it is builds our commitment to yield our lives to God’s sovereignty. Making it a central aspect of true worship.

What It All Means

As the songwriter behind “Only Sovereign Lord,” my hope is that this song touches your heart and resonates with your faith journey. Worship isn’t just a performance; it’s an opportunity to connect with the One who holds all authority and power.

I encourage you to reflect on how this song speaks to you personally. How does it deepen your understanding of God’s sovereignty and the significance of worship in your life? Which parts of the lyrics or related Scriptures resonate with you the most?

Let’s not stop at understanding but put our faith into action. Incorporate the themes of this song into your daily life. Here are 3 thing to remember

  • Surrender your heart daily to the “Only Sovereign Lord,”
  • meditate on His Word, and
  • let your life be a testament to His greatness.

Thank you for taking the time to explore the heart and soul behind “Only Sovereign Lord.” May this song continue to inspire and uplift your worship experience.

Use ‘Only Sovereign Lord’ Worship Song for Ministry

This song was written for the Christian church to be used to minister to congregation through song. As such I invite worship leaders to consider using the song as a part of your worship set. For you convenience song resources are available. You can get them at page: Only Sovereign Lord Song Resources. Should you decide to use the song your feedback is appreciated.

Hear That Knock Song Resources

Worship song resources for Hear That Knock by John Pape. Worship leader’s use these song resources to learn the song to use in your ministry.

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SongwriterJohn Earl Pape
ThemeWorship
KeyA
Tempo100
TagsJesus, Bride of Christ, Second Coming, Salvation, Lamps, Watchman, Gospel, Door
CCLI7210772
ScripturesRevelation 3:20, Revelation 19:7-9, John 10:9, Luke 12:36

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Verse
There's a day that’s coming soon
When the bride will meet the groom
He will take her away
Make her all His own
When the watchman sees the day
Trumpets blasts prepare the way
Light the fire trim the lamps
Awake all who sleep

Chorus
Hear that knock
Loud and clear
Open the door
Let Him in
Receive His gift
That's free to all
Forgiveness mercy and love

Verse
At what time or on what day
It is not for us to say
Like a thief in the night
He is coming soon
On the day of His return
Everyone will bow their knee
And their tongue will confess
That Jesus Christ is Lord

Chorus
Hear that knock
Loud and clear
Open the door
Let Him in
Receive His gift
That's free to all
Forgiveness mercy and love

Bridge
Jesus came to save us all
From the bondage of the fall
He was condemned
Hung on a tree to die
Only to rise from the grave

Chorus
Hear that knock
Loud and clear
Open the door
Let Him in
Receive His gift
That's free to all
Forgiveness mercy and love
Hear that knock
Loud and clear
Open the door
Let Him in
Receive His gift
That's free to all
Forgiveness mercy and love

Forgiveness mercy and love
Forgiveness mercy and love
Forgiveness mercy and love
Forgiveness mercy and love

About This Song

There is a day that is coming soon where Jesus will return to take his bride the church. The thing is that we are all busy with life. However this song is a reminder that we need to be on constant watch for the return of Christ. The idea of knocking on the door is a recurring theme in the Bible. Jesus wants to be a part of our lives he will knock on the door to our heart as saviour.


Son of God Song Resources

Worship song resources for Son of God by John Pape. Worship leader’s use these song resources to learn the song to use in your ministry.

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SongwriterJohn Earl Pape
ThemeWorship
KeyG
Tempo100
TagsCross, Christ, salvation, resurrection, blood, trust
CCLI3076947
Scriptures1 Corinthians 15:1-4

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Verse
He’s is One
Who died that we may live
With His blood
He gave all he could give

Chorus
Son of God - Prince of Peace
I bow down at your feet
Holy and Righteous Lord

Verse
At The Cross
The final deed was done
It's His gift
That's free to everyone

Chorus
Son of God - Prince of Peace
I bow down at your feet
Holy and Righteous Lord

Bridge
Trust your Him
Believe He's alive
Risen from the dead

Chorus
Son of God - Prince of Peace
I bow down at your feet
Holy and Righteous Lord

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Publisher The Mediatunes Project (ASCAP)
All Right Reserved
Used by Permission

About This Song

One thing a Christian has in their life is the pure love of God. As a matter of fact The Son of God performed the most amazing act of love. He died for our sins. Trust in this truth and you can go to heaven. And for those of us going to heaven it is our desire to worship the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This song attempt to help the Christian understand the truth of God’s love for all of us.


Everything I’ll Ever Need Song Resources

Worship song resources for Everything I’ll Ever Need by John Pape. Worship leader’s use these song resources to learn the song to use in your ministry.

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SongwriterJohn Earl Pape
ThemeWorship
KeyG
Tempo100
TagsProvision, Grace, Blessing, Praise, Prayer
CCLI5639021
ScripturesPhilippians 4:19
Psalm 23:1
1 Corinthians 10:26
Matthew 6:8
1 Timothy 6:6-8

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	[Verse 1]
In the morning I open my eyes 
And I see a brand new day
With the beauty of a new sunrise
painted across the sky
I am so blessed, that a smile forms on my face
I realize that it is God who gives me grace  
I thank you Lord.
 
	[Chorus]
Everything I'll ever need
Comes from God the Mighty King
For He gives to me
Oh So lavishly 
Everything that I'll ever need

	[Verse 2]
In the evening I lay down my head
And I think about my day
I'm Reminded of my daily bread
And I bow my head to pray
I am alive saved through Jesus blood
As I realize that it's You who gives me breath
To praise you Lord

	[Chorus]
Everything I'll ever need
Comes from God the Mighty King
For You give to me
Oh So lavishly 
Everything that I'll ever need

    [Bridge]
You span the universe 
And all it contains
Your love flows endlessly
According to Your grace
You span the universe 
And all it contains
Your love flows endlessly
According to Your grace
According to Your grace

	[Chorus]
Everything I'll ever need
Comes from God the Mighty King
For You give to me
Oh So lavishly 
Everything that I'll ever need

Everything I'll ever need
Comes from God the Mighty King
For You give to me
Oh So lavishly 
Everything that I'll ever need

About This Song

The main premise of this song is this. It is God who provides everything in our life based on need. No matter what our circumstances God provides for our every need. It is important to acknowledge that God is in control of the universe and every aspect of our lives.

There is a big difference between need and want. When we need something is is vital to our existence. We need things like food, water, air. Also, we need clothing and shelter. We need to have fellowship with God and others. Without these thing we would perish. On the other hand want come from our desires. These wants can be based on either good or bad intentions.

The problem is this. It is easy to look around and feel left out or feeling that you don’t have enough. We can experience the feeling of lack or loss of something. Also we can see others with more or the feeling of emptiness.

What I hope to convey in the song is, there is assurance that God provides everything in life. The act of worship acknowledges that God provides everything we could ever need. The answer can be found in through understanding the gift of God’s grace and providence. The point is, as long as we dwell in God’s presence we will lack nothing in life according to His will.


New Song by John Pape, God Has Come, Released March 18th 2022

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For Immediate Release

EL CAJON, CALIFORNIA John Pape from El Cajon California, an independent, self-managed Christian songwriter who writes and produces worship and praise music for seekers and believers in the church, announces the release of a new single “God Has Come“.

The song was officially released March 18th on various music sites that include Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon. The song “God Has Come” is a praise and worship song written for church congregation worship services.

This song is about questioning where a person stands regarding their faith. There is a spiritual battle between forces of light and dark or right and wrong. There is an urgency for making a decision for the Lord as the end times gets closer everyday. There are forces in the spiritual realm that battle for a persons soul.

As a Christian Praise and Worship song it is based on the scripture Isaiah 12:2

Behold, God is my salvation I will trust and not be afraid; ‘For Yah, the Lord, is my strength and song; He also has become my salvation.’

This song is a pure DIY project with the recording and production be done in a home studio. Songwriter and Musician John Pape create the song as a solo artist.

John states, “My music ministry is to create songs that will edify, encourage, educate and entertain people with the goal of creating a closer relationship to Jesus. The songs are crafted to encourage Christians in 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, musicianship and production.

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.

In addition to writing songs, John also uses his musical gifts to lead worship in local churches.

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.

God Has Come” is now streaming on all music platforms.”

For song resources visit https://mediatunes.com/god-has-come-song-resources

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Mediatunes Inc
445 N Cuyamaca Street
Phone 619-593-9483
Email: john@mediatunes.com

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God Has Come Isaiah 21:2 Song Single Cover Art

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Contact

John Pape
Mediatunes Inc
445 N Cuyamaca Street
El Cajon CA 92020

Phone 619-593-9483

Mediatunes Inc is a multimedia service business that offers several services to help its clients better communicate to their audience. Its primary goal is to provide multimedia type services.

God Has Come Song Resources

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SongwriterJohn Earl Pape
ThemeWorship
KeyC
Tempo90
TagsWorship, Christian, praise, Gospel, spiritual ,victory, salvation, trust, strength, Lord, GOD, Contemporary Christian, Praise & Worship
CCLI7079605
ScripturesIsaiah 12:2

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VERSE 1
God has come to save me.
I will trust in Him
God has come to save me.
I will not be afraid.

CHORUS
The LORD GOD
Is my strength
Thank you LORD!
Praise your name
The LORD GOD
Is my song
Tell the world
let them know
He has given me
VICTORY

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About This Song

The premise behind the song is found in scripture.  Specifically, the bible verse Isaiah 12:2.  This single verse is packed with God’s love.  First off, God is the source of salvation.  We all have this in common, there are times in life where we need to be saved. 

These could be dark and lonely times.  It could be moments of distress and anxiety   However, to acknowledge God is my salvation leads to the behavior of trust and peace.  Afterall, peace is the opposite of being afraid.  Some translation end with the word “victory”.  And that is what Christians get when putting their entire trust in Him.

My hope is that this song will encourage Christians that God is our salvation especially when facing spiritual battles.