Favourite songs (1): There is a Higher Throne

There is a higher throne
than all this world has known,
where faithful ones from ev’ry tongue
will one day come.

What is it that appeals about this song? Certainly, the tune is lovely, but I think what it comes down to is the way it focuses so exclusively on heaven, on God’s throne, and on the joy and gladness and ceaseless praise that will be our lot in eternity. Is Christianity, as some like to dismiss it, just “pie in the sky when you die”? By no means – and yet we recognise that 99% of the blessings of knowing Christ are still to come.

There is a good article here exploring the biblical imagery of the song.

All glory, wisdom, pow’r,
strength, thanks, and honour are
to God our King, who reigns on high
for evermore.

Words and Music by Keith & Kristyn Getty
Copyright © 2003 Thankyou Music


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