Here I Am to Worship

Here I Am to Worship (Philippians 2:8) (NABRE)     he humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross.

Sing and worship with Hillsong.

Tim Hughes, author of Here I Am to Worship, is “a British worship leader and singer-songwriter. He is Director of Worship at Holy Trinity Brompton, an Anglican church in central London, and heads up Worship Central, an international worship training and resource centre.” Wikipedia

Behind the Song – Here I Am to Worship was an exercise in patience and reflection for writer Tim Hughes.

“During that time I had been thinking about and meditating on the cross,” he says. “I began to concentrate on Philippians 2, about Christ’s humility and how he became obedient to the point of death on a cross. I was challenged with the wonder of his sacrifice for us.”

The verses came fairly easily to Hughes, but the chorus was another story entirely. “The original one was embarrassingly bad,” he admits. It took another six months before he felt prepared to write the final chorus. “I began to ask, ‘How are we going to respond to Christ’s great sacrifice on the cross?’ Do we bow down? Do we scream out? Sometimes we don’t know how to respond, even though we desperately want to.” Selah Taken from NIV Worship Together Bible

Light of the World, you stepped down into darkness
Opened my eyes, let me see
Beauty that made this heart adore you
Hope of a life spent with you.
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 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
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

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