Listen Now: Winning Worship Song Contest Submission

Last year, Proclaim hosted an original Worship Song Contest wherein we invited anyone to submit an original song written for congregational singing.

Two winners were selected—one by judges, and one by popular vote.

The song the judges selected, “The Gospel of the Glory of Christ,” is now available on iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud, and more. The song is written and performed by Dave Hill.
Here are the recording and lyrics, followed by comments about the song from Hill.

The Gospel of the Glory of Christ

Everlasting Father, ever-burning flame,
Perfect in his wisdom, righteous in his ways;
Life and light eternal, flowing from his throne;
Ancient of the ages; unseen, Holy One.

Son of God, eternal, clothed in flesh and blood,
Emptied all his glory and chose the cross instead;
Sinners now made holy, by the grace of God,
He, our Savior only, light of all the world.

Oh Father, God, Everlasting Light,
Fill us with Your pow’r and might;
In our brokenness let your love shine bright,
For the gospel of the glory of Christ.

Risen Christ, ascended, to the throne of God,
Spirit now descending, filling us with pow’r;
Setting hearts on fire to pierce the darkest night,
Proclaiming all God’s glory is in the face of Christ.

We are yours
We are yours
Let your glory rise
We are yours
We are yours
Let your glory rise
We are yours
We are yours
Let your glory rise
For the gospel of the glory of Christ.

Words and Music by Dave Hill, Cody Norris, Stephen Folden ©2019 Free2Worship

About the song

Dave Hill calls the song “A modern hymn that affirms the gospel story of our triune God, tracing God’s light through Jesus Christ and to his followers to spread to all the world.”

He also writes in a comment on the song, “Thanks to Proclaim’s song contest for being the catalyst that sparked this song ( Thanks to Cody Norris (Cody Norris Music), Stephen Folden (Folden Music), and James Joseph (James Joseph Audio) for all your help in making this song happen.”

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Proclaim’s Worship Song Contest. We look forward to bringing you the produced recording of the other winning song soon.


Still writing worship songs? Post them to the Faithlife Proclaim group to share with other Proclaim users.

Written by
Matthew Boffey

Matthew Boffey (MDiv, Trinity International University) is the pastor of worship at Christ Church Bellingham. He is also editor-in-chief of Ministry Team magazine, has edited several books, and has written for several blogs and publications, including Relevant online, the Logos blog, and the Faithlife blog.

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