Zac Hicks – Father, Only In Your Power (Trinitarian Song of Confession)

Writing confession songs for the contemporary church is a tough assignment.  Add to that a song of confession that speaks to the involvement of each member of the Trinity = inconceivable!! But that’s just how Zac Hicks rolls.  Give him the most challenging songwriting topic and he attacks it head on!  More than a year ago he sent me a basic idea for this song.  I tweaked a few lines, and offered some melody suggestions and now you can HEAR the finished product.  A true masterpiece in my mind.  A song that is infinitely singable, clear, but lyrically one that you can engage for a long time!  It is a featured track on Coral Ridge Worships new album “The Magnificent Three.”

Father, Only In Your Power
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Words & Music: Zac Hicks & Bruce Benedict, 2013;
with traditional “Kyrie” and “Agnus Dei”
©2013 Unbudding Fig Music (ASCAP), Cardiphonia Music

1. Father, only in Your power
Can we ascend to You.
Help us, Father, we are helpless
To pay our righteous due.

2. Jesus, only in Your weakness
can we your kingdom claim
Help us, Jesus, we are reckless
in self-destruction’s chains

Lord, have mercy
Christ, have mercy
Lord, have mercy

3. Spirit, only in Your presence
can we true union find.
Help us, Spirit, we are restless
Our soul’s divisions bind.

Lamb of God,
Who takes away the sins of the world
Have mercy on us
Lamb of God,
Slain before the dawn of the world
Have mercy on us

4. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
Our ancient curse we own
Broken in the blood of Adam
The blood of Christ now show

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