Michael Farren has gifted some wonderful compositions to other artists over the last several years years, penning beloved songs for the likes of Lauren Daigle, Michael W. Smith, Mandisa and Natalie Grant. Along the way, he’s also saved a few of those songs for himself and the beautiful results can be heard on his forthcoming solo release, Fighting For Us, due October 5 on Integrity Music.

Today we’re thrilled to host an exclusive premiere of one great example from the new album with an acoustic video of “Oh Praise.”

This stripped down take  on the song showcases both Farren’s vocal prowess and the song’s inspirational power.

“I have a number of invitational songs, but we were missing an anthem that declares God’s character and attributes… declares His greatness… ‘death and hell call Him victorious’.  We need the truth of those statements in our hearts and on our lips.” — Michael Farren

Check it out and follow along for more news updates here at CCM Magazine as well as Michael’s own website.

 

 

OH PRAISE (THE ONLY ONE)

There is no greater truth than this
There is no stronger love we know
God Himself comes down to live
And make a sinner’s heart his throne

There is no deeper peace than this
No other kindness can compare
He clothes us in His righteousness
Forever free, forever heirs

Oh praise the only One
Who shines brighter than ten thousand suns
Death and hell call Him victorious
Praise Him
Oh praise the One true King
Lift it loud till earth and heaven ring
Every crown we down at His feet
Praise Him

There is no sweeter joy than this
There is no stronger hope we hold
We are His forever more
Safe, secure by Christ alone

There is no sound that’s like the song
That rises up from grateful saints
We once were lost but now we’re found
One with Him, we bear His name

 

Michael Farren, Krissy Nordhoff & Riley Engquist

© 2014 Integrity’s Alleluia! Music/Farren Love & War/SESAC (adm worldwide at CapitolCMGPublishing.com, excluding the UK which is adm by Integrity Music, part of the David C Cook family), Centricity Music Publishing/ASCAP (adm by CapitolCMGPublishing.com)  CCLI # 7030890

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