I can say without any degree of exaggeration, that I have personally sung this song 19 million times. Seriously, during the 90s, churches across the country wore this song out. I think one of the things we liked about it is that it’s got a chorus you can just sing for hours. Here it is:
Our God is an awesome God,
He reigns from Heaven above,
With wisdom, pow’r and love,
Our God is an awesome God.
Music ministers would just stretch that chorus out for an eternity, teasing us with that pause that we all thought meant the song was over but then launching into another repeat of those words. They also liked that the verses allowed them to do some cheesy hand motions and facial expressions. For instance “when He rolls up His sleeves He ain’t just puttin’ on the Ritz.” If your worship leader didn’t pretend to roll up his/her sleeves during that line then consider yourself lucky.
My question now though is what is the new “Our God is an Awesome God?” What song is your church or youth group wearing out? I submit it’s either, “Blessed be your name” or “How great is our God” by Tomlin. Post a comment and let us know what you think.