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  "Here I Am To Worship" ~ Luke Ammann (January 28, 2018)

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Here I Am To Worship 

Light of the world, You step down into darkness
Opened my eyes let me see
Beauty that made this heart adore You
Hope of a life spent with You

And here I am to worship, here I am to bow down
Here I am to say that You're my God
You're altogether lovely, altogether worthy
Altogether wonderful to me

King of all days
Oh so highly exalted, glorious in Heaven above
Humbly You came to the Earth You created
All for love's sake became poor

And here I am to worship, here I am to bow down
Here I am to say that You're my God
You're altogether lovely, altogether worthy
Altogether wonderful to me

And I'll never know how much it cost
To see my sin upon that cross
I'll never know how much it cost
To see my sin upon that cross

And here I am to worship, here I am to bow down
Here I am to say that You're my God
You're altogether lovely, altogether worthy
Altogether wonderful to me 


Well, here I am to worship, here I am to bow down
Here I am to say, when I say that You're my God
You're altogether lovely, You're altogether worthy
You're altogether wonderful to me

You're wonderful to me
You're wonderful to me
You're wonderful my Jesus
You're wonderful to me

Written by Tim Hughes

Story behind the song: ‘Here I Am to Worship’

When about the writing of his famous song, “Here I Am to Worship” this is what Tim said:

“I began to read several scriptures but seemed to concentrate on Philippians, chapter 2 - about Christ’s humility and how he took upon himself the attitude of a servant and how he humbled himself and became obedient unto death on a cross. I was challenged with the wonder of who God really is and his sacrifice for us.”

“I sat down in my room and began worshipping him as a response to those thoughts. It was then that the initial inspiration of the song came. I began, ‘Light of the world, You stepped down into darkness ...’ and on and on until I had two verses finished. I then put them aside.”

“About six months later, I thought of the verses again and said to myself, ‘I really do need to finish that song.’ I began flipping through ideas of melodies and lyrics that I had written. I came across a melody that I had saved, which sounded quite simple, and yet the feeling I sensed as I played it seemed to compliment my verses perfectly. I wanted the chorus to be a response to our Lord’s amazing sacrifice.”

“I began to ask, ’How are we going to respond to that great happening? Do we bow down? Do we scream out? How do we say, ‘You are altogether lovely. You are worthy?’ As I finished the song, I finally felt as if the pieces had all come together and it all was complete.”