I just sent this email to our music team:
Very rarely a song will appear that moves my heart to the degree that leaves me speechless. As I sit here in the Powhatan library, planning upcoming services for the ‘Awaken’ series, I have been moved to tears – almost to the point that I lower myself to the floor to worship right here and now."Exalted (Yahweh)" by Chris Tomlin. I’m not even sure why; the song is simple. Maybe that’s why.Spend ninety-nine cents at Amazon or iTunes and worship God. And start soaking up the song while you’re at it; we’ll be using it in the very near future…
When the drums come in and the vocals simply begin to declare, "Yahweh/holy is your name...", I just fall apart. There is something of heaven in this mixture of melody and harmony and lyric.
Today I am thanking God for the gift of music to carry our hearts to Him.