Lord, I Lift Your Name on High

Scripture References

Further Reflections on Scripture References

This song is almost creedal in its retelling of the redemption story. It follows the salvation trajectory: from God in heaven, down to earth, and back to the source of all glory.


Sing! A New Creation

Confessions and Statements of Faith References

Further Reflections on Confessions and Statements of Faith References

The best-loved expressions of praise for God’s care-taking work of his children comes from the familiar words of Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 1, Question and Answer 1: “My only comfort in life and death [is] that I am not my own, but belong—body and soul, in life and in death—to my faithful Savior, Jesus Christ. He has fully paid for all my sins with his precious blood, and has set me free from the tyranny of the devil...Because I belong to him, Christ by his Holy Spirit, assures me of eternal life and makes we wholeheartedly willing and ready from now on to live for him.”

This great truth is explained more completely by Belgic Confession, Article 20. God has given his Son to die for us “…by a most perfect love, and raising him to life for our justification, in order that by him, we might have immortality and eternal life.” And in Article 21, “…He endured all this for the forgiveness of our sins.” For this redemptive work we give praise and adoration.


Lord, I Lift Your Name on High

Words of Praise

Optional readings (1 Tim. 3:16; Heb. 1:1-3)
He appeared in the flesh,
was vindicated by the Spirit,
was seen by angels,
was preached among the nations,
was believed on in the world,
was taken up in glory.
Alleluia! Amen.
In the past God spoke to our ancestors
through the prophets
at many times and in various ways,
but in these last days
he has spoken to us by his Son,
whom he appointed heir of all things,
and through whom also he made the universe.
The Son is the radiance of God’s glory
and the exact representation of his being,
sustaining all things by his powerful word.
After he had provided purification for sins,
he sat down at the right hand
of the Majesty in heaven.
— Lift Up Your Hearts (http://www.liftupyourheartshymnal.org)

Lord, I Lift Your Name on High

Tune Information

G Major


Musical Suggestion

The simplicity of tune and harmony make this an easy song to learn, and amazingly adaptable. It can be played at many different tempos, and in many different styles (reggae, salsa, pop ballad, etc.). It is most often done at a fairly bright tempo. Introduce with guitar or piano, and bring in bass and drums as you invite the congregation to join. Repeat the chorus either a cappella or with just guitar or drums, then repeat it with the whole band for a big finish. Or you can repeat the last line several times with a ritardando for a more meditative ending. 

Lord, I Lift Your Name on High

Hymn Story/Background

Rick Founds is a Christian singer songwriter based in California. He is best known for writing “Lord, I Lift Your Name on High,” one of the most popular Christian songs, translated into many languages. CCLI reported it as the most popular song used in Christian evangelical churches every year from 1997 to 2003, and since then has remained very well-known.
— Wikipedia

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