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"Christ Be Magnified" by Cody Carnes

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A song to which my current church has introduced me recently is "Christ Be Magnified" by Cody Carnes. It mostly follows the structure of a contemporary worship song, but its lyrics are very poetic. Words below:

Were creation suddenly articulate With a thousand tongues to lift one cry Then from North to South and East to West We'd hear Christ be magnified Were the whole earth echoing His eminence His name would burst from sea and sky From rivers to the mountain tops We'd hear Christ be magnified

Oh! Christ be magnified Let His praise arise Christ be magnified in me Oh! Christ be magnified From the altar of my life Christ be magnified in me

When every creature finds its inmost melody And every human heart its native cry Oh then in one enraptured hymn of praise We'll sing Christ be magnified Oh be lifted high, Jesus

I won't bow to idols, I'll stand strong and worship You And if it puts me in the fire, I'll rejoice 'cause You're there too I won't be formed by feelings, I hold fast to what is true If the cross brings transformation then I'll be crucified with You 'Cause death is just the doorway into resurrection life And if I join You in Your suffering then I'll join You when You rise And when You return in glory with all the angels and the saints My heart will still be singing and my song will be the same


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