As our church continues to ponder the incredible beginning of God's story in the book of Genesis, certainly the middle and end of that story are not left unnoticed. In fact, the themes of Genesis 1-3 are recognized, rehearsed, retold, re-framed, remembered and rectified throughout the Bible. One does not see a Creator distant from His creation, but continually and intimately involved in it. Man's identity takes on flesh and continues to be fleshed out. The mystery of evil is not the final word on the subject but simply the first in a series of affirmations that its end is drawing near. Indeed, God's promise to rescue His people remains the perpetual echo throughout the pages of Scripture.

King Forevermore (God the Uncreated One) is a song that tells such a story. Beginning with the uncreated creator, it takes the singer through line after line of the rich, biblical imagery of God's sovereign control and reign over His creation. He is the King, and in His kingdom He rules over all men and every kingdom. Though each of these ebbs and flows at the sole discretion of His perfect will, God Himself never changes. His word, His character and His designs are as flawless and unchanging as His very nature.

The song centers on the pillars of the gospel itself - Christ's incarnation, death and resurrection - and followed by images of heavenly praise. The king who reigns forever is crowned, exalted and rightly receives the eternal honor due to His name. He is, as angels and men proclaim together, holy, holy, holy.

I hope this song will give words to our adoration and will be an encouragement to us all as we study Genesis together. God is worthy of worship not only as our Creator, but also as our Sustainer and Savior. May the plan and promise of God to redeem sinners be ever on our minds, and may Christ receive ever-increasing praise from our lips as we see Him on display through this season in His Word.

VERSE 1
God the uncreated One
The Author of salvation
Who wrote the laws of space and time
And fashioned worlds to His design
The One whom angel hosts revere
Hung the stars like chandeliers
Numbered every grain of sand
Knows the heart of every man
He is King forever
He is King forever
He is King forevermore

VERSE 2
God our fortress and our strength
The Rock on which we can depend
Matchless in His majesty
His power and authority
Unshaken by the schemes of man
Never changing, Great I am
Kingdoms rise and kingdoms fall
He is faithful through it all
Crown Him King forever
Crown Him King forever
Crown Him King forevermore

VERSE 3
Mighty God in mortal flesh
Forsaken by a traitor's kiss
The curse of sin and centuries
Did pierce the lowly Prince of Peace
Lifted high the sinless man
Crucified the spotless Lamb
Buried by the sons of man
Raised up* by the Father's hand
To reign as King forever
Reign as King forever
Reign as King forevermore

VERSE 4
King eternal, God of grace
We crown You with the highest praise
Heaven shouts and saints adore
You're holy, holy, holy, Lord
What joy in everlasting life
All is love and faith is sight
Justice rolls and praises rise
At the name of Jesus Christ
King of kings forever
King of kings forever
King of kings forevermore

*Original lyrics read "rescued by the Father's hand"

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