Why We Sing What We Sing: Only King Forever

By Eric Heater, Minister of Worship Arts

Only King Forever, by Elevation Worship, is a new song that we have introduced recently here at CCF as a part of our Focal Point Series.

It really captures the idea of who God is as our King, and who we are as Children of the Light.  The song is based off of the verse 1 Samuel 7:12“Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen.  He named it Ebenezer, saying, “Thus far the LORD has helped us.”” (NIV)

That last phrase truly captures the essence of this song, “Thus far the Lord has helped us.”  It doesn’t matter what season we are in our lives, for the banner over our lives is Jesus Christ.  He has always been faithful, thus far, so we can trust him to be faithful in everything!  We may try to put our faith in other things—rulers, nations, principalities, and authorities—but ultimately all these will fail.  But Jesus has yet to fail us, and never will.

Every time we sing the chorus of this song, we can be reminded that our victory in Jesus is both now, and forevermore.

You are the only King forever, Almighty God we lift you higher

You are the only King forever, Forevermore, You are Victorious.