Generous King

The last song written for our most recent album, The Gathering: Live from WorshipGod11, was Generous King. We needed a song of gratefulness for all God’s good gifts in view of the fact that  our sins are forgiven and we’ve been reconciled to God through Jesus Christ.

We had a song that was close, but wasn’t quite what we were looking for. So Pat Sczebel and his son, Joel, put their heads (guitars?) together and came up with an exuberant song of gratefulness that reflects the heart of those who live under the reign of gracious King Jesus.

It’s instructive and sobering that God sums up the reasons for our rebellion in these words: “For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him” (Rom. 1:21). In view of the consistent emphasis on thankfulness in Scripture (1 Chron. 16:8; Ps. 30:4; Ps. 33:2; Ps. 92:1; Eph. 5:20; Col. 3:17; 1 Thess. 5:18; Rev. 4:9-11), Generous King is a song for every season. But as Thanksgiving is in a couple days, it’s even more appropriate. I pray that as you listen you’re reminded of the immeasurable riches of grace we’ve received as believers in Jesus Christ.

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VS 1
You spoke and our hearts began to beat
You gave us breath and air to breathe
It’s all from You, Lord, it’s all from You
You give the morning sun its light
All that we need Your hand provides
It’s all from You, Lord, it’s all from You
With humble hearts we thank You
With grateful hearts we sing out

CHORUS
Generous King, You give
Out of Your fullness, showering kindness
You give, Generous King
Mercies unending, love never failing
You give

VS 2
The wrath we deserved was furious
The cup that we drink is full of love
It’s all from You, Lord, It’s all from You
Your Spirit You’ve freely given us
Now we see Jesus glorious
It’s all from You, Lord, It’s all from You
With humble hearts we thank You
With grateful hearts we sing out

BRIDGE
Thank You for Your goodness
Poured on us through Jesus
Thank You for Your goodness
Poured on us through Jesus
Music and words by Pat and Joel Sczebel. © 2011 Sovereign Grace Worship. 

Here’s the guitar chart and lead sheet.

You can buy Generous King (or the whole album) from Amazon (6.99)  iTunes (9.99), or Bandcamp (9). The Bandcamp download includes all the lead sheets and guitar charts. You can also purchase the physical CD at the Sovereign Grace store (12). Enjoy!

4 Responses to Generous King

  1. Blaine Moore November 22, 2011 at 3:46 PM #

    Wonderful!

  2. Bill November 22, 2011 at 5:52 PM #

    Will there be any videos posted soon from the recording of the new album?

    • Bob Kauflin November 22, 2011 at 6:18 PM #

      Bill, we’re editing the videos now.

  3. Jay Martin November 25, 2011 at 4:16 AM #

    Getting excited now that it’s getting close. Let us know when they are ready Bob.

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