He Is Mighty To Save
As the Senior Pastor of Hillsong Church, I have the awesome privilege of working alongside and ‘pastoring’ some of the most creative and gifted songwriters and worship leaders in the world. Our Creative Arts team is a group of gifted musicians, dancers, actors, and songwriters that are pressing in to the vision of our church, and pushing the boundaries of creativity as they use their gifts and talents to bless the body of Christ.
Just this past week, two of our very own songwriters were recognised in Nashville for their efforts. Ben Fielding and Reuben Morgan were awarded the prestigious honour of a Dove Award for Worship Song of the Year for their congregational anthem ‘Mighty to Save’. This song has meant a lot to our church personally, but hearing that it has gone out from this house and blessed the global Church, touched lives and impacted them for Christ, is the greatest encouragement a Pastor could hear.
‘This song came from the ordinary, a very typical summers afternoon in the kitchen crunching out chords and melodies,’ said Songwriter and Hillsong Worship Pastor, Reuben Morgan.
‘It’s only on reflection that I realise God spoke clearly and intentionally to us from within that season. It was the Word of God, found somewhere in the earthiness of a very normal Sydney summer. In the middle of the buzz and the noise of life, I’m growing to appreciate that more than anything, in season and out of season, He is the same compassionate, mountain-moving, Saviour.’
‘Mighty to Save is a simple song that is grounded firmly in the Scriptures’, adds Ben Fielding, co-author of Mighty to Save. ‘It’s an expression of the reality and belief that our God has seen our need for a Saviour, and has delivered us through Jesus.’
‘It continues to be our hope that Mighty To Save will give expression to the hearts of many believers, and that this song would continue to play a role in the greater story of what God is doing across the Earth.’
We are very proud of our songwriters, and I take great pride in watching the next generation of writers and Godly creative men and women emerge from the Australian Church. And I truly believe, the best songs are still to come…