Song Review: Mighty to Save

Post a Comment » Written on March 13th, 2009     
Filed under: Music, Resources for Worship, Songwriting, Theology
I mentioned earlier this week how the phrase “mighty to save” caught my eye in the Prayer for the Week. Maybe you want to weigh in on the merits (or demerits) of said-song.

First the info: Mighty to Save was written by Ben Fielding and Reuben Morgan. 2006, Hillsong Publishing. CCLI Song #: 4591782. You can watch the Hillsong video in this earlier post.

Here’s what I notice:

  • I like the juxtaposition of personal faith/experience and “Hope of Nations.”
  • Verse two nicely acknowledges how the mercy of God prompts us to follow Jesus and give our lives in response to his goodness.
  • This song locates hope in the power of the resurrection. Rare.
  • The bridge takes the discipleship theme to the highest possible level, as it invokes Jesus’ light of the world metaphor.
  • This is a big song. It deals with sweeping themes– connecting them poetically and theologically.

What do you notice?

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