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)

 

   

Celebrate!

Background

This song was written by Bob Hauch to celebrate the 100th anniversary of St. John's Lutheran School in 2007.  "Celebrate" was also the school theme that year. 

In the first verse of this song, Bob linked the current theme with the previous year's theme, "Shine."  The most important thing we have to celebrate, beyond anniversaries and institutions, is the light of the world, Jesus Christ, and His goodness to us.   He is always with his people, with his boundless love and grace.

For the recording, the song is sung by Devyn Wallace-Bicknell, who graduated from St. John's Lutheran School in 2008.

Bible Verses

Psalm 145, John 1:3-5, James 1:17

Themes

Praise, Thanksgiving, Fellowship, Unity, Mission, Light of the World

 

Lyrics

Verse 1
To a broken world made dark by sin
Jesus came to bring the light again
A promise fulfilled in the Servant King 
His goodness shines in ev'rything.

Chorus
So celebrate all that God has done!
Celebrate! He has made us one!
Celebrate! We are family!
Tell the whole world "God is Great!"
And celebrate!

Verse 2
All around us we can see God's might
He is with us both day and night
Lifting us up if ever we should fall
Always listening whene're we call

Verse 3
With boundless compassion, with endless love
Gifts of the Kingdom rain from above
Through all generations, throughout all time
Growing together by God's design