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Ran across a blog today that had a cool story about how the song “God of this City” was composed.  This is an awesome song that has been made well known by Chris Tomlin at Passion, but it was so cool to hear the story of how it originated.  All of the best songs are originated this way.  Through a burden from the Lord!  Remember the story about the song “It’s all about you Jesus”? 

Here is an excerpt from the blog  Greater things are yet to come for Thailand!

“Recently a band from Northern Ireland called Bluetree came to Thailand with their church on a mission trip. They came to the city of Pattaya, Thailand, known to be the number one city in the world for sex change operations. The evil in the city is visceral, a missionary told me.  While there, the group discovered a club called The Climax. Walking down the street by the bar, band leader Aaron remembered: “I promise you, as a red-blooded male, to keep your head in the right place you’ve got to look down at the ground and walk down that street and pray because it is just so in your face. People hit you with menus about everything, flashing lights, just everything you can imagine goes on in that place. You see kids as young as eight, nine, 10, just selling themselves, you know?! You see 60-year-old guys walking down the street with two 13 or 14-year-old girls. Forget about the Christian thing, you just get raging! You properly get raging when you see that happening, you know?”Aaron discovered The Climax would allow them to play at the club, even though their music was all about Jesus. “As long as people keep buying Cokes” they could stay. So the played. In the middle of the set, rather spontaneously, they composed and sang a song. Chris Tomlin later heard it and sang it at the last Passion conference. If you have itunes I challenge you to buy the song (the Bluetree version is best).  Here are the words which have rung in my ears all the while I was in the great cities of Thailand.

You’re the God of this city

You’re the King of these people

You’re the Lord of this nation

You are

For there is no one like our God

There is no one like our God

Greater things have yet to come

Greater things are still to come

And greater things are still to be done here

You’re the Lord of Creation

The Creator of all things

You’re the King above all Kings
You Are

You’re the strength in our weakness

You’re the love to the broken

You’re the joy in the sadnesss

You Are

For there is no one like our God                                                                              

There is no one like our God”

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