MOTD — Doxology (Jude 23-24) — Sandra McCracken

I love this song, “Doxology (Jude 23–24)”[1] , off Sandra McCracken’s new album, God’s Highway, for two main reasons:

  1. It is a song that is derived from and reflects on a text of Scripture. It is good to sing songs that contain doctrinal language and reflect on biblical themes, as most hymns and worship songs do. It is another thing entirely to sing the words of Scripture themselves.

  2. In its reflection on Jude 24, it takes us to the day when the promise is fulfilled, when “we are standing in His presence with our garments clean and white”—i.e., unblemished. We’re caught up in the thought of what it will be like when the God who is able to keep us from stumbling and present us unblemished to himself has done it. Won’t it be glorious!

The full text of Jude 24–25 is —

Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you unblemished in His glorious presence, with great joy — to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all time, and now, and for all eternity.

Here are the lyrics:

TO HIM WHO IS ABLE,
TO KEEP YOU FROM FALLING
TO HIM, TO HIM, TO HIM
TO HIM, TO HIM, TO HIM.

WE ARE STANDING IN HIS PRESENCE
WITH OUR GARMENTS CLEAN AND WHITE
ALL GLORY, HONOR, POWER, MAJESTY
TO JESUS CHRIST.

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  1. While the song is called “Doxology (Jude 23–24)”, it actually contains the doxology of Jude 24–25. So I’m not sure if it’s a simple typo or what. Additionally, while it’s listed on her store page as “Doxology (Jude 23–24)”, Spotify has it simply listed as “Doxology”.  ↩