The Lord Is Sovereign

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A hymn on the sovereignty of God from the series of hymns titled "The Lord Is"


The Lord is sov'reign over all, supreme in His dominion.
Creator of the universe, He needs no man’s opinion.
All things that come to be
Are fixed by His decree.
No evil can withstand
His pure, almighty plan;
His kingdom is forever.

The Lord has chosen to redeem a people ruled by darkness
That they might be set free from sin and made into His likeness.
The mighty Savior came
To bear their sin and shame
And triumph o'er the grave
For those He came to save.
By faith we share His vict'ry.

The Lord will daily rescue us from sin and death and Satan.
In Jesus' arms we dwell secure, for none can tear us from Him.
Our weakness, we will own,
For there His pow'r is shown.
In our uncertainty,
We trust His sov'reignty.
Forever we will serve Him.

By Eric Schumacher & David L. Ward
© 2010

Scripture References

Reference format: A.B.C where A = Hymn number, B = Stanza number, C = Line number
5.1.1 Acts 4:24 "Sovereign Lord, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and everything in them..." 1 Timothy 6:15 "[Jesus] is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords."
5.1.2a Isaiah 51:13 "The LORD, your Maker, ... stretched out the heavens and laid the foundations of the earth"
5.1.2b Romans 11:34 "For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?"
5.1.3-4 Isaiah 42:8-9 "I am the LORD; that is my name ... behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them." Isaiah 46:9-10 "I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, 'My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose.'"
5.1.5-6 2 Chronicles 20:6 "O LORD, God of our fathers, are you not God in heaven? You rule over all the kingdoms of the nations. In your hand are power and might, so that none is able to withstand you." Isaiah 14:27 "For the LORD of hosts has purposed, and who will annul it? His hand is stretched out, and who will turn it back?"
5.2.1 1 Peter 2:9 "You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light."
5.2.2a Romans 6:17-18 "Thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed, and, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness."
5.2.2b Romans 8:29 "those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son"
5.2.3 Isaiah 60:16 "I, the LORD, am your Savior and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob."
5.2.4 Isaiah 53:12 "[Jesus] poured out his soul to death and was numbered with the transgressors; yet he bore the sin of many, and makes intercession for the transgressors."
5.2.5 Isaiah 25:8 "[Jesus] will swallow up death forever"
5.2.6 John 6:39-40 "This is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day. For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day."
5.2.7 Colossians 2:12-15 "God ... raised [Jesus] from the dead. And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross. He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him."
5.3.1 Galatians 1:4 "[Jesus] gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father." 2 Peter 2:9 "the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials" 2 Timothy 4:18 "The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom."
5.3.2 John 10:27-28 "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand." Romans 8:39 "[Nothing] will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord."
5.3.3-4 1 Corinthians 12:9 "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness."
5.3.7 Revelation 7:15 "They are before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple; and he who sits on the throne will shelter them with his presence."


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