This week we will be learning a modern hymn written by Stuart Townend and Keith Getty titled “Across the Lands.” It is a celebratory song that recalls how God speaks. God, in his love, has made himself known to us through creation and through His Son, Jesus, the Living Word. Whether through creation, or through the work of redemption on the cross, we see the glory of God displayed. It is fitting that our worship should wonder at the marvels of creation, treasure the love of Christ displayed on the cross, and longingly anticipate the return of our Savior. “Across the Lands” Words and Music by Keith Getty & Stuart Townend Copyright © 2003 Thankyou Music You’re the Word of God the Father From before the world began. Ev’ry star and ev’ry planet Has been fashioned by Your hand. All creation holds together By the power of Your voice. Let the skies declare Your glory; Let the land and seas rejoice! CHORUS You’re the Author of creation; You’re the Lord of ev’ry man; And Your cry of love rings out across the lands. Yet You left the gaze of angels, Came to seek and save the lost, And exchanged the joy of heaven For the anguish of a cross. With a prayer You fed the hungry; With a word You calmed the sea; Yet how silently You suffered That the guilty may go free! With a shout You rose victorious, Wresting vict’ry from the grave, And ascended into heaven, Leading captives in Your way. Now You stand before the Father, Interceding for Your own; From each tribe and tongue and nation, You are leading sinners home!