Christian Music Review: Yours, by Steven Curtis Chapman

Yours
1 Chronicles 29:11, Psalm 24:1, Psalm 89:11,
Acts 17:24-26

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I walk the streets of London
And notice in the faces passing by
Something that makes me stop and listen
My heart grows heavy with the cry
Where is the hope for London?
You whisper and my heart begins to soar
As I’m reminded every street in London is Yours

I walk the dirt roads of Uganda
I see the scars that war has left behind
Hope like the sun is fading
And they’re waiting for a cure no one can find
And I hear children’s voices singing
Of a God who heals and rescues and restores
And I’m reminded that every child in Africa
is Yours

And it’s all Yours God, Yours God,
everything is Yours
From the stars in the sky to the depths of the
ocean floor
And it’s all Yours God, Yours God,
everything is Yours
You’re the maker and keeper,
Father and ruler of everything
It’s all Yours

And I walk the sidewalks of Nashville
Like Singapore, Manila, and Shanghai
I’m brushed by the beggar’s hand and the
wealthy man
And everywhere I look I realize
That just like the streets of London
For every man and woman, boy and girl
All of creation, this is our Father’s world

It’s all Yours, God
The glory is Yours, God
All the honor is Yours, God

The power is Yours, God
The glory is Yours, God
You’re the King of Kings and Lord of Lords
And it’s all Yours God, Yours God,
everything is Yours
All the greatness and power, and glory, and
splendor, and majesty
Everything is Yours
It’s all Yours
We are Yours
The glory and honor is Yours,
everything is Yours

It’s all Yours God
My life is Yours, my heart is Yours
My hands and my feet are Yours
Every song that I sing
It’s all Yours, all is Yours
All belongs to You
Our gifts are Yours, God
All our dreams are Yours, God
All our plans are Yours, God
This whole earth is Yours, God
Everything is Yours

 

Written by Steven Curtis Chapman
and Jonas Myrin
© 2007 Sparrow Song (admin. by EMI CMG
Publishing) / Peach Hill Songs (admin. by EMI
CMG Publishing) (BMI) / Jonas Myrin / Hillsong
Publishing (admin. in the US and Canada by
Integrity’s Hosanna! Music) (ASCAP)

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This great song comes from Steven’s latest album, titled “This Moment.” The lyrics are amazing (and, of course, the music is comparably excellent!) They contain so much meaning and depth…it is hard to understand the deep truth found in them with just a casual listening.

Packed in these “simple” verses rings a unique theme – Everything belongs to the Lord!!

What is so neat about this album, (maybe I have missed it on other Christian albums,) is that Steven gave the verses that inspired the songs he wrote.

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Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, indeed everything that is in the heavens and the earth; Yours is the dominion, O LORD, and You exalt Yourself as head over all. Both riches and honor come from You, and You rule over all, and in Your hand is power and might; and it lies in Your hand to make great and to strengthen everyone. Now therefore, our God, we thank You, and praise Your glorious name.

1 Chronicles 29:11-13

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The earth is the LORD’S, and all it contains, the world, and those who dwell in it.

Psalm 24:1

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The heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours; The world and all it contains, You have founded them.

Psalm 89:11

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Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne and the living creatures and the elders; and the number of them was myriads of myriads, and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice, ‘ Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing.’ And every created thing which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all things in them, I heard saying, ‘To Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, be blessing and honor and glory and dominion forever and ever.’ And the four living creatures kept saying, ‘Amen.’ And the elders fell down and worshiped.”

Revelation 5:11-14

2 thoughts on “Christian Music Review: Yours, by Steven Curtis Chapman

  1. “I walk the dirt roads of Uganda
    I see the scars that war has left behind
    Hope like the sun is fading
    And they’re waiting for a cure no one can find
    And I hear children’s voices singing
    Of a God who heals and rescues and restores
    And I’m reminded that every child in Africa
    is Yours”

    Yes as Christians we have to look at the suffering caused by the world system and conscientiously object, pill away, be in the world, but not of it.

    Thank you for the post.

    Like

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