highlands hillsong lyrics

Hillsong United – Highlands (Song Of Ascent) Lyrics

[Verse 1]

O how high would I climb mountains

If the mountains were where You hide

O how far I'd scale the valleys

If You graced the other side

O how long have I chased rivers

From lowly seas to where they rise

Against the rush of grace descending

From the source of its supply

Cause in the highlands and the heartache

You’re neither more or less inclined

I would search and stop at nothing

You're just not that hard to find

[Pre-Chorus]

O how far beneath Your glory

Does Your kindness extend the path

From where your feet rest of the sunrise

To where You sweep the sinner's past

[Chorus]

So I will praise You on the mountain

And I will praise you when the mountain’s in my way

You're the summit where my feet are

So I will praise You in the valleys all the same

No less God within the shadows

No less faithful when the night leads me astray

You're the Heaven where my heart is

In the highlands and the heartache all the same

[Verse 2]

O how high would I climb mountains

If you reserved your heart to the heights

But you carved a river through our lowlands

'Cross canyons far too deep and wide

O how fast would you come running

If just to shadow me through the night

Trace my steps through all my failures

And walk me out the other side

For who could dare ascend that mountain

That valleyed hill called calvary

But for the One I call Good Shepherd

Who like a lamb was slain for me

[Chorus]

So I will praise You on the mountain

And I will praise you when the mountain's in my way

You're the summit where my feet are

So I will praise You in the valleys all the same

No less God within the shadows

No less faithful when the night leads me astray

You're the Heaven where my heart is

In the highlands and the heartache all the same

In the highlands and the heartache all the same

[Bridge]

Whatever I walk through

Wherever I am

Your Name can move mountains

Wherever I stand

And if ever I walk through

The valley of death

I'll sing through the shadows

My song of ascent

Whatever I walk through

Wherever I am

Your Name can move mountains

Wherever I stand

And if ever I walk through

The valley of death

I’ll sing through the shadows

My song of ascent

My song of ascent

[Verse 3]

From the gravest of all valleys

Come the pastures we call grace

A mighty river flowing upwards

From a deep but empty grave

[Chorus]

So I will praise You on the mountain

And I will praise you when the mountain’s in my way

You're the summit where my feet are

So I will praise You in the valleys all the same

No less God within the shadows

No less faithful when the night leads me astray

You’re the Heaven where my heart is

In the highlands and the heartache all the same

In the highlands and the heartache all the same

So I will praise You on the mountain

And I will praise you when the mountain's in my way

You're the summit where my feet are

So I will praise You in the valleys all the same

No less God within the shadows

No less faithful when the night leads me astray

You're the Heaven where my heart is

In the highlands and the heartache all the same

Highlands (Song Of Ascent)

Hillsong United – Highlands (Song Of Ascent) Lyrics

[Verse 1]

O how high would I climb mountains

If the mountains were where You hide

O how far I'd scale the valleys

If You graced the other side

O how long have I chased rivers

From lowly seas to where they rise

Against the rush of grace descending

From the source of its supply

Cause in the highlands and the heartache

You’re neither more or less inclined

I would search and stop at nothing

You're just not that hard to find

[Pre-Chorus]

O how far beneath Your glory

Does Your kindness extend the path

From where your feet rest of the sunrise

To where You sweep the sinner's past

[Chorus]

So I will praise You on the mountain

And I will praise you when the mountain’s in my way

You're the summit where my feet are

So I will praise You in the valleys all the same

No less God within the shadows

No less faithful when the night leads me astray

You're the Heaven where my heart is

In the highlands and the heartache all the same

[Verse 2]

O how high would I climb mountains

If you reserved your heart to the heights

But you carved a river through our lowlands

'Cross canyons far too deep and wide

O how fast would you come running

If just to shadow me through the night

Trace my steps through all my failures

And walk me out the other side

For who could dare ascend that mountain

That valleyed hill called calvary

But for the One I call Good Shepherd

Who like a lamb was slain for me

[Chorus]

So I will praise You on the mountain

And I will praise you when the mountain's in my way

You're the summit where my feet are

So I will praise You in the valleys all the same

No less God within the shadows

No less faithful when the night leads me astray

You're the Heaven where my heart is

In the highlands and the heartache all the same

In the highlands and the heartache all the same

[Bridge]

Whatever I walk through

Wherever I am

Your Name can move mountains

Wherever I stand

And if ever I walk through

The valley of death

I'll sing through the shadows

My song of ascent

Whatever I walk through

Wherever I am

Your Name can move mountains

Wherever I stand

And if ever I walk through

The valley of death

I’ll sing through the shadows

My song of ascent

My song of ascent

[Verse 3]

From the gravest of all valleys

Come the pastures we call grace

A mighty river flowing upwards

From a deep but empty grave

[Chorus]

So I will praise You on the mountain

And I will praise you when the mountain’s in my way

You're the summit where my feet are

So I will praise You in the valleys all the same

No less God within the shadows

No less faithful when the night leads me astray

You’re the Heaven where my heart is

In the highlands and the heartache all the same

In the highlands and the heartache all the same

So I will praise You on the mountain

And I will praise you when the mountain's in my way

You're the summit where my feet are

So I will praise You in the valleys all the same

No less God within the shadows

No less faithful when the night leads me astray

You're the Heaven where my heart is

In the highlands and the heartache all the same

Highlands (Song Of Ascent)

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Ecclesiastes Intro

Intro
Ecclesiastes is the collected words of a “teacher” or “preacher.” The Teacher is described as having been king over Israel in Jerusalem, and as the son of David. Both of these mean that he was in the royal line of Judah. He is not further identified, and while tradition identifies him with Solomon, it is appropriate to leave this cloak of anonymity in place.
The repeated phraseMeaningless! Meaningless! Everything is meaningless! warns us that life’s rewards are uncertain and ultimately unsatisfying. The Teacher pursues this insight in a long discourse that shifts between prose and poetry, and between autobiography and straightforward teaching. The book makes observations and poses questions, returning to themes like the wind— round and round it goes, ever returning on its course.
When the Teacher says What is crooked cannot be straightened, he reminds us that something wrong has intruded into our world. This fits the larger Jewish story told in the rest of the Scriptures. Setting things right again is what this bigger drama is about. The Teacher, however, does not tell us about God’s attempts at straightening the world. He is content to say that God is sovereign over all things and it is our duty to follow his ways for living, since God will bring every deed into judgment.