Sunday will be my last day leading worship at North Side.  As the church as a whole has been aware of this change for two weeks, I have been trying to do what I could do to help during the transition for a while now.  Part of the plan was writing a new worship song and recording a 6-song EP.

The song is called “For the Glory” and it is a song celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.

Story Behind Song

The Protestant Reformation was a major 16th century European movement aimed initially at reforming the beliefs and practices of the Roman Catholic Church. Its religious aspects were supplemented by ambitious political rulers who wanted to extend their power and control at the expense of the Church.

In response to practices that the reformers deemed as unbiblical, they structured much of their teaching around the 5 Solas:

  1. Sola Fide, by faith alone.
  2. Sola Scriptura, by Scripture alone.
  3. Solus Christus, through Christ alone.
  4. Sola Gratia, by grace alone.
  5. Soli Deo Gloria, glory to God alone.

Each of these main points seek to counteract unbiblical practices and teach biblical doctrine.

As a result of the Protestant Reformation, Protestant denominations were born (Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, etc.).  Much of the doctrine that is accepted by evangelical Christians were reinstated during that time period.

As a way to teach and in order to celebrate the anniversary, I desired to write a worship song that walked through the 5 Solas.  The song structure walks through each of the doctrines.

We recorded this and 5 other gospel songs that will be pretty pivotal for North Side in the coming days.

The EP is available on iTunesSpotifyAmazon MusicGoogle Play, and Amazon on Demand (if you want a physical copy).

For the Glory – Music

For The Glory – G

For The Glory – lyrics

For the Glory – Lyrics

VERSE 1
Scripture alone we hold as true
The words of man will never do
The truth of God inspired
Through faith alone we have received
The gospel truth we have believed
Nothing else required

CHORUS
For the glory, for the glory
For the glory of God and God alone

VERSE 2
By grace alone salvation comes
Not by works which we have done
The gift we never earned
In Christ alone the only way
No man will need to mediate
For none can match His worth

CHORUS 2
For the glory, for the glory
For the glory of God and God alone
Every nation, join creation
To give glory to God and God alone

BRIDGE
Scripture alone will never fade
Its truth has sanctified
Through faith alone we are saved
The cross has justified
By grace alone the price is paid
God’s wrath is satisfied
In Christ alone our hope is stayed
Jesus, be glorified

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Travis Agnew is a Christian, husband, father, pastor, author, blogger, and religion instructor.