Tim Hughes Shares the Story Behind the Song "Here I Am To Worship"
Featuring Paul Baloche Posted on January 15, 2010
Tim says, “I was playing around with my guitar when the verse just came out.” But the chorus eluded him. Nine months passed before he patched it together with another strong melody idea and had the entire song. The lyrical theme came to him from the scriptures.
“I’d been thinking through Jesus’ amazing sacriﬁce,” he says.“ Sometimes when God meets us, we don’t know how to respond properly. It’s often too much for us to take in. Hopefully, in a small way, the chorus captures that: ‘Here I am to worship. Here I am to bow down. Here I am to say that you’re my God. Altogether lovely, worthy, wonderful.’
“The main motivation behind the song was to capture a response to Jesus giving up his throne in heaven, ultimately to die on a cross. It has been a real privilege to see how God has used the song.”
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