Written in 2017 to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, “Reformation Hymn” is a modern hymn collaboration from Bob Kauflin (Sovereign Grace Music) and Chris Anderson (Church Works Media). The song highlights the 5 Solas of the Reformation—Sola Scriptura (Scripture alone), Sola Fide (faith alone), Sola Gratia (grace alone), Solus Christus (Christ alone), and Soli Deo Gloria (glory to God alone)—and gives a nod to the great hymn writer Martin Luther by pointing worshipers to Christ.
“Reformation Hymn” is now available as a new recording (Single) from Church Works Media! In this rendition, producer and arranger Jon Horton elaborates on a theme that Bob originally wrote as an intro to the song back in 2017. The energetic piano opening is taken up by lush and nimble strings before the stately entrance of the vocal melody. Four soloists share that melody round-robin style, joined by a choir of singers in the choruses, all lending diverse yet unified voices to sing, “Glory be to God alone!”
“Reformation Hymn” is the first of 11 newly recorded songs from Church Works Media for an upcoming album titled Shout Out for Joy, which is available to preorder. SDG!
Words by Chris Anderson; Music by Bob Kauflin
We will trust God’s Word alone,
Where his perfect will is known;
Our traditions shift like sand
While his Truth forever stands.
We will live by faith alone,
Clothed in merit not our own;
All we claim is Jesus Christ
And his finished sacrifice.
Glory be, glory be to God alone,
Through the church he redeemed and made his own.
He has freed us, he will keep us till we’re safely home
Glory be, glory be to God alone!
We are saved by grace alone—
Undeserved, yet freely shown;
No accomplishment on earth
Can achieve the second birth.
We will stand on Christ alone,
The unyielding Cornerstone;
Nations rage and devils roar,
Still he reigns forevermore!
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