Songs for Worship

Sing joyfully to the LORD, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him.  Praise the LORD with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre. Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.

Psalm 33:1-3 (NIV)

 

   

Bless The Lord My Rock


Background

This song was commissioned for Breaking Barriers Ministry, the martial arts ministry of Rev. J. Brown.  J uses brick and block breaking to proclaim a powerful, Christ-centered message.  His presentation features five principles common to both martial arts and Christian "sinbusting": Foundation, Faith, Fitness, Focus, and Follow Through.  And through it all he leads the audience in chanting the powerful words of Psalm 144:  "Bless the Lord who is my Rock; He gives me strength for war and skill for battle."  If you ever have a chance to check witness a Breaking Barriers presentation, you will be blessed!

Bless The Lord My Rock puts that presentation into song.  The chorus proclaims the victory chant of Psalm 144, and each stanza depicts one of the five principles.  This song is included in the Breaking Barriers DVD, along with a new setting of "Onward Christian Soldiers."  Thanks to James Regan for his guitar work on these recordings.  Both can be heard using the tunecore widget on this page.  The "buy" button will take you to the I-tunes store.  The songs are also available at Amazon and other online music sites.

 

Lyrics

Chorus
Bless the Lord who is my Rock.
He gives me strength for war and skill for battle.
Bless the Lord who is my Rock.
He gives me strength for war and skill for battle.
Strength for war and skill for battle
Bless the Lord! Bless the Lord my Rock!

Verse 1: Foundation
Bless the Lord.  Firm foundation.
Solid rock.  Cornerstone.
I can stand and not be shaken
When I stand on Christ alone.

Verse 2: Faith
Bless the Lord who gives me faith
To trust in Him, Savior King.
I believe. I'm confident.
In Christ I can do anything.

Pre-Chorus
Bless the Lord my Rock.
Bless the Lord my Strength.

Bless the Lord, Bless the Lord my God!

Chorus
Bless the Lord who is my Rock.
He gives me strength for war and skill for battle.
Bless the Lord who is my Rock.
He gives me strength for war and skill for battle.
Strength for war and skill for battle
Bless the Lord! Bless the Lord my Rock!

Verse 3: Fitness
Bless the Lord who makes me fit.
Gives me strength, strength within.
By His Word, by His Spirit,
Fit to fight, fit to win.

Verse 4: Focus
Bless the Lord who gives me focus,
On Christ alone, fix my eyes.
Turn away from all distractions.
Set my face to win the prize.

Pre-Chorus
Bless the Lord my Rock.
Bless the Lord my Strength.

Bless the Lord, Bless the Lord my God!

Chorus
Bless the Lord who is my Rock.
He gives me strength for war and skill for battle.
Bless the Lord who is my Rock.
He gives me strength for war and skill for battle.
Strength for war and skill for battle
Bless the Lord! Bless the Lord my Rock!

Verse 5: Follow Through
Bless the Lord who followed through,
To the cross, through the grave.
All my sins, all forgiven,
All for love, my soul to save.

Pre-Chorus
Bless the Lord my Rock.
Bless the Lord my Strength.

Bless the Lord, Bless the Lord my God!

Chorus
Bless the Lord who is my Rock.
He gives me strength for war and skill for battle.
Bless the Lord who is my Rock.
He gives me strength for war and skill for battle.
Strength for war and skill for battle

Bless the Lord who is my Rock.
He gives me strength for war and skill for battle.
Bless the Lord who is my Rock.
He gives me strength for war and skill for battle.
Strength for war and skill for battle
Bless the Lord! Bless the Lord my Rock!

 

 

 

 

   

 

   

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