Many women love men in uniform, but when they take it a step further and sing a sweet church song with faith and passion, then it really makes one’s heart skip a beat.
In the touching video below, a group of U.S. Marines takes a break from their intense training and structured regimens to come together and sing, “Lord, I Lift Your Name on High.” Accompanied by an acoustic guitar, the Marines don’t hold back. Instead, they sign and gesture in unison, and you can feel a genuine sense of camaraderie and faith.
At the end of “Lord, I Lift Your Name on High,” the Marines show their appreciation by yelling out their signature “Hoo-rah!”, reminding us that these guys mean business and take their duty, singing, and faith seriously!
Lord, I Lift Your Name on High
“Lord, I Lift Your Name on High” is reportedly one of the most popular Christian songs that continue to be celebrated at churches across the country. Both lyrics and music were written by Rick Founds in 1989.
Founds wrote it during his morning devotion while reading the scriptures on his computer monitor, and while watching television. He plucked his guitar thinking about the “cycle of redemption”, comparing it with the water cycle.
You came from heaven to earth
To show the way
From the earth to the cross
My debt to pay
From the cross to the grave
From the grave to the sky
Lord I lift Your name on high
Founds played the song as a worship leader in his church. Maranatha! The music picked the song and initially recorded it followed by the Praise Band. Promise Keepers used the song in English and Spanish in their drives.
Since the 1990s, it has been one of the most popular Christian songs. In the United States, Christian Copyright Licensing International (CCLI) reported “Lord I Lift Your Name on High” as the most popular song used in churches every year from 1997 to 2003, and has remained in the top ten ever since.
There have been many interpretations of the song by many artists in all styles: gospel, R&B, soul, rock, dance, reggae, hip-hop, rap, soca, ska, punk, a cappella amongst others and has been translated to a number of languages and recorded in a number of countries.