Wonderful Counselor

The people who walked in the darkness
Have seen a great light come
The people who dwelled in the shadows
Have seen a new day dawn
For to us a son is given
And to us a child is born
And the kingdom of the heavens
Is on His shoulders

And His name shall be Wonderful Counselor
Mighty God, Prince of Peace
His name shall be Wonderful Counselor
Mighty God, Prince of Peace
Savior of the world

The gloom of the slave and the prisoner
Has lifted like a cloud
The ones who were crushed by their burdens
Rejoice and laugh out loud
And His kingdom will keep on increasing
His peace will have no end
He’ll bring mercy, truth, and justice
By His own power

-Mark Altrogge, 2006.



You Are the One

You’re the One who flung the stars
Across the heavens and You are
The One Who spoke
And mountains rose
Above the foaming seas
You’re the One who sends the rain
And golden sun to drench the plains
And gracious God
You always pour
Such favor out on me

You are the One
Who does awesome things
You are the One
Who works wonders
You are the One
Who does awesome things
You are the One who
Works wonders
And You are, You are, the One I love

You’re the One whose bleeding head
Was crowned with thorns and in my stead
You took God’s wrath
And died my death
That I might live Your life
And as I fix my gaze on You
I’m captivated by the view
Becoming ever
Like the One
Whose glory fills my eyes

-Mark Altrogge, 1996.




Father, How Sweet

Father, how sweet must be the pleasure
You find in Your eternal Son
For long before You made the heavens
Both You and He rejoiced as one
And long before You formed the angels
Before You made the day and night
Jesus exulted in Your presence
And He was all of Your delight

Father, what love You’ve shown to rebels
That You would send Your Son so dear
Into this world of grief and trouble
To bring unworthy sinners near
We’ll never fathom how it pained You
When You supplied the offering
To rescue those who had disdained You
To watch Your dear Son suffering

Jesus, it fills our hearts with wonder
That You would leave Your heavenly place
To take on flesh to thirst and hunger
To save the ones who spurned Your grace
You came to forfeit every mercy
To die that mercy we would find
And then You hung alone in darkness
So in our hearts Your grace would shine

Jesus, in glory You’ve ascended
Never again to leave Your throne
Because of You we are befriended
Received and welcomed as God’s own
Father, how sweet now is Your pleasure
In us, Your daughters and Your sons
We will delight in You forever
In Jesus You have made us one

-Mark Altrogge


My Redeemer’s Love

My Redeemer’s love is deeper
Than the depths of sin and hell
He who was enthroned in glory
Came to bring us to Himself
My Redeemer’s love is wider
Than the breach my sins had made
He reached down into my darkness
He alone has pow’r to save

Deeper than the rolling seas
Higher than the mountain peaks
Your love is all I need

My Redeemer’s love is stronger
Than my fiercest enemies
He will hold me in the tempest
Through the flood He carries me
My Redeemer’s love will lead me
Through the deepest valley here
He will shepherd me and guide me
He will ever keep me near

Deeper than the rolling seas
Higher than the mountain peaks
Your love is all I need
Stronger than the rushing wind
Shattering the power of sin
Your love is all I need

My Redeemer’s love grows sweeter
As eternity draws near
I’ll enjoy His love forever
At His throne for endless years
My Redeemer’s love will fill me
On the day I see His face
I will love Him back forever
And forever sing His praise

-Joel Sczebel, Jordan Kauflin, Mark Altrogge

As You Go

As you go, may you know the love of Christ
How deep and long, how high and wide
As you leave, may you seek to win the prize
And find His death to be your life

May you go in the love of your Father God
May you go in the grace of Christ
May you go in the power of the Spirit now
To bring Him glory with your life

As you go, may you know the pow’r of grace
His very strength for what’s to come
As you leave, may you feel His mighty hand
Guiding your steps in the race you run

As you go, may you show His heart to bless
The ones with less, the blind and lost
As you leave, may you be the light of Christ
And show our hope is in the cross

-Mark Altrogge, 

© 2011 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)

Heavenly Father, Beautiful Son

Father, You loved me
Sent Your Son to redeem
Jesus, You washed me
By Your blood I am clean
Spirit, You’ve opened these blinded eyes
And brought me to Christ

Heavenly Father, beautiful Son
Spirit of light and truth
Thank You for bringing sinners to come to You

Father, You gave me
To Jesus to keep
And Jesus, You love me
As a shepherd, his sheep
Spirit, You’ve given me faith in the Son
And made our hearts one

Father, You’re waiting
To hear my requests
Jesus, Your loving
Open hand is outstretched
Spirit, You’re in me, You intercede
And help in my need

-Mark Altrogge, 

© 2005 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI).

Greater Than We Can Imagine

Every day we’ll bless You and praise Your name
And on Your glorious splendor we will dwell
On Your wondrous works, Lord, we’ll meditate
And of Your awesome power we will tell
We’ll speak of Your salvation and Your abundant goodness

Because You are greater than we can imagine
You are too beautiful for us to fathom
Oh, You are great, and greatly to be praised

Every generation shall sing Your worth
And magnify Your mercy and Your grace
We’ll sing about the Savior who came to earth
To bear the sins of those He came to save
You fill our hearts with wonder
We’ll worship You forever

-Mark Altrogge, 

© 2008 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)

I Come Running to You

Jesus, I am blind, be my light
Darkened in my mind, be my wisdom
Bend my stubborn will to Your own
Open up my ears to hear Your Spirit
Melt my conscience once again
Help me hate the slightest sin
And when Satan comes to tempt me

I come running to You, when I fear, when I’m tried
I come running to You, to Your blood, to Your side
And there my soul finds rest
There my soul finds rest in You

Shepherd of my soul, lead me on
To the pastures green in Your Scriptures
Make me to lie down by waters still
Fill me with Your peace in the tempest
I take my refuge in Your cross
By your sacrifice I’m washed
And when Satan comes accusing

Once I was Your foe, a slave to sin
A stranger to Your love, a hopeless outcast
But You have brought me near, I’m bought with blood
Now I’m Your precious child, an heir with Jesus
You pour heaven into my soul
Your wondrous love, it overflows
And I marvel how You love me

-Mark Altrogge, http://www.sovereigngracemusic.org/Songs/I_Come_Running/13

Mercies Anew

Every morning that breaks
There are mercies anew
Every breath that I take
Is Your faithfulness proved
And at the end of each day
When my labors are through
I will sing of Your mercies anew

When I’ve fallen and strayed
There were mercies anew
For You sought me in love
And my heart you pursued
In the face of my sin
Lord, You never withdrew
So I sing of Your mercies anew

And Your mercies, they will never end
For ten thousand years they’ll remain
And when this world’s beauty has passed away
Your mercies will be unchanged

And when the storms swirl and rage
There are mercies anew
In affliction and pain
You will carry me through
And at the end of my days
When my labors are through
I will sing of Your mercies anew

-Mark Altrogge and Bob Kauflin,