Rick Founds Shares the Story Behind "Lord, I Lift Your Name on High"

Featuring Paul Baloche Posted on January 14, 2010

The cross is the central doctrine of the New Testament. Why are there so few modern worship songs that include something so vital? Rick, the worship leader for a large church, targeted that need with “Lord, I Lift Your Name On High” and gave us the most awesome thing in the world to sing about. It came out of his personal devotions as he accompanied his scripture reading with his guitar. How’s that for unique?  As he contemplated the earth’s cycle of clouds and rain, the scriptures showed him the cycle of Jesus coming from heaven, going to the cross for us, rising from the dead and returning home again. He says, “The response to grasping even a little of that is praise, thanksgiving and gratitude.” He has heard his song done in every style you can think of. “It’s a lot of fun to hear things you’ve written done in reggae, in 3/4, in country, and in Spanish flavor. That means those groups have made the song their own. It’s exciting!” 

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