Click away to find all you need, including:
- The story of how I wrote it.
- Its page on The Hymnary. Check out those audio samples!
- The chord chart, and a string quartet arrangement can be found here.
- A piano arrangement can be found in Singing the New Testament (#199), Contemporary Songs for Worship (#6), and Lift Up Your Hearts (#15).
PLEASE let me know how the Lord is using this song in your life and at your church. I’ve tracked it to Germany (including a translation) and Italy so far.
The First Place
Jesus, the perfect picture of the unseen God
Maker of things we cannot comprehend.
Wisdom, the earth displays Your strength and beauty.
Sovereign, yes, every throne knows You are God.
Every inch of this universe belongs to You, O Christ.
For through You and for You it was made.
Your creation endures by the order of Your hand.
So You must have in all things the first place.
Victor, over sin and death You triumphed.
Firstborn, You’ve shown us life beyond the grave.
Bridegroom, we long for You in expectation.
Jesus, Your church rejoices to proclaim.
© 1999 Matthew Westerholm