Songs & Scripture: “Mighty to Save” (Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan)

This song has become a praise staple in many churches, and is based heavily around Zephaniah 3:17:

Zephaniah 3:17. Photo Credit: Kelli Wommack


However, there are so many other verses that are alluded to in these lyrics, more than I ever realized!  Once again I’ve linked most of the verses to the ESV version, but some of the lyrics more closely follow either the NASB or NIV version, so I’ve linked those as they apply.

I’ve featured a lyric video of this song by Laura Story, in part because I think this video was so beautifully done, but Hillsong United also has a wonderful version (see that here).

Everyone needs compassion (Matthew 9:36, Mark 6:34)
A love thats never failing (1 Corinthians 13:8 NIV)
Let mercy fall on me (Psalm 145:9)

Everyone needs forgiveness (Romans 3:23-24)
The kindness of a savior (Ephesians 2:7, Titus 3:4-5)
The hope of nations (Isaiah 42:1, Matthew 12:15-21 NIV)

Saviour he can move the mountains (Ezekiel 38:20, Matthew 17:20)
My God is mighty to save (Isaiah 63:1, Zephaniah 3:17)
He is mighty to save
Forever author of salvation (Hebrews 12:2 NASB)
He rose and conquered the grave (Hosea 13:14 NIV)
Jesus conquered the grave

So take me as you find me
All my fears and failures
Fill my life again (Ephesians 3:19)

I give my life to follow (Matthew 16:24, Luke 9:23)
Everything I believe in
Now i surrender


Shine your light and let the whole world see (Matthew 5:14-16)
We’re singing for the glory of the risen king JESUS (Matthew 28:6, 1 Corinthians 10:31)


Songs & Scripture: “Our Father” (BJ Putnam)

BJ Putnam
BJ Putnam (Photo credit: miark32)

Happy Sunday!! We sang this song this morning at my church  (The Midtown Bridge Church, Atlanta, GA) and I loved it! So simple but I just love when we are singing the same Scriptures we are studying (still in our Matthew 6 study entitled “Rhythm”).

I’ve added the obvious Scriptures from the Lord’s Prayer, but also found a few other references tied into that passage that I wasn’t as familiar with. I love seeing how the Old & New Testament ties together!

For those of you who think of the Lord’s Prayer as a stuffy, boring passage, I hope you enjoy this! And be prepared to WAKE UP!

Our Father (BJ Putnam)

Our Father who is in heaven (Isaiah 63:16, Isaiah 64:8, 2 Thessalonians 2:16)
Hallowed be your name (Matthew 6:9, Luke 11:2)
Your name is great and greatly to be praised (Psalm 96:4)

Let everything that has breath (x3)
Praise the Lord (Psalm 150:6)

Oh, oh, oh

Praise the Lord (x3)
We worship you

Your name is great and greatly to be praised

Let everything that has breath (x3)
Praise the Lord

Oh, oh, oh

(Repeat this part 3x)
Your kingdom come, your will be done
Your kingdom come, your will be done (Matthew 26:42Luke 11:2)
On earth as it is in heaven
On earth as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:9)

With Love,