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You’re Beautiful

Today’s song to add to our Practice of Praise is a modern-day classic: Phil Wickham’s song “You’re Beautiful. “

This song is truly a gem. It does what Wickham intended–it helps bring God’s children right into the throne room of our beautiful God.

First Song

This song has become a real favorite for me as a “first song of the day”. When I awaken to it’s rich chords, Phil’s soulful voice, and the simple words, it can’t help but elicit a smile. (I have my Sonos alarm set to the Phil Wickham Station, and I’ll tell ya, it’s a great way to wake up.)

I don’t know about you, but harnessing those first, awakening thoughts to conformity with God’s Spirit, is very powerful.

Left to myself, I might awaken with any number of thoughts. “Ouch” is a prevalent one. And from there, grumbles, worries, over-thinking, etc. can get a foothold in my mind. If I let them.

But I don’t have to let them!

His Beauty

Below are just some of the lyrics of this gorgeous song. If you are familiar with it already, you know that Phil talks about the beauty of God by remarking on His beauty in creation.

This is a common theme for psalmists, hymn writers, poets, and modern-day worship leaders, as well. After all, as scripture tells us,

“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament proclaims the work of His hands.”

Psalms 19:1

The lyrics celebrate:

  • the beauty of sunrise in verse one,
  • the moonlit skies in verse two,
  • the beauty of God’s stunning grace in our blessed Lord’s crucifixion in verse three,
  • and then in verse four, it wraps up with:

“When we arrive at eternity’s shore,
Where death is just a memory, and tears are no more–
We’ll enter in as the wedding bells ring!
Your bride will come together, and we’ll sing:
You’re beautiful
Oh, You’re beautiful…”

Phil Wickham

Like much of Wickham’s music, he builds a logical theme, often ending his modern hymns with the long-expected, Worship Extravaganza to come.

This song helps us look forward to that day, when we are reunited with those saints who have gone on before us, and then the best part–when we behold our beautiful God, Face to face.

Here’s today’s song. For more worship, click on over to the playlist.

You’re Beautiful-Phil Wickham