Every High Thing Must Come Down, So Lift Up the Mighty Shield of Faith, Because I’m Not Givin’ Up!

Songdove Books - Green Treble ClefI don’t know if this is for me, or for someone else, but Sunday, as busy as it was, seemed to have a theme running through it regarding continuing the fight because victory is found in Christ!  I was sent running for a note sheet three times.  At breakfast, even before I got to Church, a solo I used to sing came back to mind: Praise the Lord.  At the time I sang it, it was attributed to Russ Taff who has sadly given in to the battle in one area of sin in his life.  When this particular song came to mind Sunday morning, I questioned it at first, because I don’t support what Russ is doing these days.  Today as I was going through my notes and looking up each song that came to me, I discovered that his name is no longer on this song at least as far as CCLI, the North American regulatory licensing agency is concerned.  Information for this song now reads: Song Number: 19832 |Authors:  Brown Bannister, Mike Hudson | Copyright© 1978 Word Music, LLC (a div. of Word Music Group, Inc.) | Catalog info Word Music, LLC | Administrator Info Word Music Group, Inc.

Another song playing during pre-service at Church was by Hillsongs, and I do like much of the music that has come out of that church.  The song title is “Victor’s Crown”.  Then Sunday evening at the Southern Gospel Concert I was assisting with, another song was shared, “I’m Not Giving Up!”.

I would like to share the lyrics to these songs, in the order they came to me:

Praise the Lord

Lyrics
When you’re up against a struggle That shatters all your dreams And your hopes have been cruelly crushed By Satan’s manifested scheme And you feel the urge within you To submit to earthly fears Don’t let the faith you’re standin’ in Seem to disappear

Praise the Lord He can work through those who praise Him Praise the Lord For our God inhabits praise Praise the Lord
For the chains that seem to bind you Serve only to remind you That they drop powerless behind you When you praise Him

Now Satan is a liar And he wants to make us think That we are paupers when he knows himself We’re children of the King So lift up the mighty shield of faith For the battle must be won We know that Jesus Christ is risen So the work’s already done

Praise Him praise Him When you praise Him when you praise Him When you praise the Lord
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Song Number: 19832 |Authors:  Brown Bannister, Mike Hudson | Copyright© 1978 Word Music, LLC (a div. of Word Music Group, Inc.) | Catalog info Word Music, LLC | Administrator Info Word Music Group, Inc.

“VICTOR’S CROWN”
Written by: Darlene Zschech, Israel Houghton, Kari Jobe

Lyrics
You are always fighting for us Heaven’s angels all around My delight is found in knowing That You wear the Victor’s crown You’re my help and my defender You’re my Saviour and my friend By Your grace I live and breathe To worship You

At the mention of Your greatness In Your Name I will bow down In Your presence fear is silent For You wear the Victor’s crown Let Your glory fill this temple Let Your power overflow By Your grace I live and breathe To worship You

Hallelujah You have overcome You have overcome Hallelujah Jesus You have overcome the world

You are ever interceding As the lost become the found You can never be defeated For You wear the Victor’s crown You are Jesus the Messiah You’re the Hope of all the world By Your grace I live and breathe To worship You

Every high thing must come down Every stronghold shall be broken You wear the Victor’s crown You overcome You overcome

At the cross the work was finished You were buried in the ground But the grave could not contain You For You wear the Victor’s crown
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Darlene Zschech, Israel Houghton, Kari Jobe
© 2013 Integrity’s Praise! Music/Sound of the New Breed/BMI, Integrity Worship Music/ASCAP, EWI, Inc./APRA (all adm by Integrity Music via at EMICMGPublishing.com), Worship Together Music/BMI (adm at EMICMGPublishing.com)

I’M NOT GIVING UP
by Squire Parsons

Lyrics
Well, I’m not givin’ up, no, I’m not turnin’ ’round, By the grace of God, I’ll win a shinin’ crown someday. Well, I’ll keep holdin’ on to that nail scarred hand; I’m not givin’ up, No, I’ll keep goin’ on.

I’ve been walkin’ through the valley, thru this vale of tears; At times I’ve even questioned even if my Lord was near. Many times that ol’ tempter says, “Why not turn around? You can’t get any farther, you’re just losin’ ground.”

But, I’m not givin’ up, no, I’m not turnin’ ’round, By the grace of God, I’ll win a shinin’ crown someday. Well, I’ll keep holdin’ on to that nail scarred hand; I’m not givin’ up, No, I’ll keep goin’ on.

Would you mind to tell me, there’s been something bothering me? Why is it that old devil just won’t let God’s children be? You see he has purposed and determined to get right in the way; And turn us from the way of life and lead our souls astray.

But, I’m not givin’ up, no, I’m not turnin’ ’round, By the grace of God, I’ll win a shinin’ crown someday. I’ll keep holdin’ on to that nail scarred hand; I’m not givin’ up, No, I’ll keep goin’ on. No, I’m not givin’ up, no, I’m not turnin’ ’round, By the grace of God, I’ll win a shinin’ crown someday. I’ll keep holdin’ on to that nail scarred hand; I’m not givin’ up, No, I’ll keep goin’ on. I’m not turnin’ ’round, By the grace of God, I’ll win a shinin’ crown someday. I’ll keep holdin’ on to that nail scarred hand;
I’m not givin’ up, No, I’ll keep goin’ on.
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(Having trouble finding copyright information publicly on this song)

I deliberately got rid of the poetic stanza breaks because I want the reader to read each set of lyrics apart from the usual song-style breaks.  Read the message in these lyrics.

The fight isn’t over.  These songs are shared on my pinterest board, “Songs that Impact Me”.  I haven’t added to that board in awhile, but these needed adding.  God speaks to me through lyrics via songs that sing about what God has already said in His Word.  Does anyone else out there need this encouragement?