Theologically Singing: Leave Me Astounded – PlanetShakers


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Each Theologically Singing is intended not as criticism, nor as blind faith. Rather, I expect to find God in each of these songs. Additionally, I will not be dealing with “live” versions and such, rather, just the lyrics. 

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Verse 1

All my hands have made I’m laying down
All that I hold dear my many crowns
I have tasted and seen of Your great love
You satisfy me
You satisfy me

God’s great love for us (John 3:16) should be enough for us — it should satisfy us (Isaiah 58:11). Jesus told His followers to follow Him, “and leave the dead to bury their own dead” (Matthew 8:22). He told the rich young ruler to “sell all that you have and give to the poor” (Mark 10:21, Mark 10:21). Why? Because, as Jesus said, “you will have treasure in heaven” (Mark 10:21, Mark 10:21).

The twenty-four elders from Revelation 4 fell “down before him who is seated on the throne and worship him who lives forever and ever. They cast their crowns before the throne, saying, “Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honour and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created” (Revelation 4:10-11).

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Chorus 1

Spirit fall open up heaven’s doors
We’re waiting with worship for more
You’re the only one that satisfies me

The number of times heaven opened up its doors for God’s people is numerous, and appears in Old and New Testaments. Maybe the two most significant moments do involve the Holy Spirit, and are indicative of Jesus’ promise to us. After Jesus was baptised by John the Baptist (Matthew 3:13-17, Matthew 3:13-17, Matthew 3:13-17, Matthew 3:13-17) the heavens opened the Spirit descended on Jesus like a dove, and God spoke from heaven, saying “You are my beloved Son, with you I am well pleased.”

The second significant moment the Holy Spirit fell from heaven (though the use of the word “heaven” here does not refer to the supernatural heavens) was in Acts 2. The Holy Spirit fell on those gathered together on Pentecost, following Jesus’ death on a cross, and His promise that he would send “another Helper” (John 14:16). For we are now as God’s children, covered in Jesus’ blood, and made “one spirit with Him” (1 Corinthians 6:17).

Therefore, God “satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things” (Psalm 107:9).

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Verse 2

My constant request above all things
Ev’ry hour I wake be near me
Though I’ve tasted and seen of Your great love
Show me Your glory
Show me Your glory
Show me Your glory
Show me Your glory

Though we have “[tasted] and [seen] that the Lord is good” (Psalm 34:8), “tasted the heavenly gift” and “goodness of God” (Hebrews 6:4-5), we should always be seeking to glorify God, so that His glory will be revealed. “For God, who said, “Let there be light in the darkness,” has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ.” (2 Corinthians 4:6, NLT) And because of Jesus’ death, we can see the glory of God. Moses only saw a glimpse of God’s glory, and only because God covered him with His hand so he would not die (Exodus 33:19-23). But we are already covered in Jesus’ blood, so we are able to see God’s glory, and should seek it daily.

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Chorus 2

Lord we run into Your loving arms
We’re safe and secure in Your love
You’re the only love that satisfies me

Our Father in heaven is the only safe refuge we have, He is our “dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms” (Deuteronomy 33:27) which will support and carry us. He “is our refuge and strength, an helper who is always found in times of trouble” (Psalm 46:1), he is “the stronghold of my life — of whom should I be afraid?” (Psalm 27:1) He has promised that he will be with us wherever we go (Joshua 1:9). Of all those who claim they love us, God is the only real stronghold that can shelter us from all evil, and we should run to keep ourselves “in the love of God” (Jude 1:21).

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Bridge

Leave me astounded leave me amazed
Show off Your glory let heaven invade
We’re waiting with worship we’re waiting with praise
For the almighty presence of God to invade

King Nebuchadnezzar was amazed, astonished, and astounded (Daniel 2:24, NLT, ESV, and NASB respectively) when Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were not harmed by the furnace, and the family of a small girl were “utterly astounded” when Jesus raised her to life (Mark 5:42, HCSB). God’s glory should astound and amaze us, and as we pray for God’s kingdom to come and His will to be done “on earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10), we should be praising (Psalm 150:1-6) and worshipping God (John 4:23-24) as we wait for the almighty presence of God to invade our lives and our world.

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