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Bend My Knee

aaron niequist

 

You are the only God who could build an ocean

You are the only God who is here right now

You are the only path that can lead to Heaven

You are the only One who can save me from Hell

and I am here to tell You loud and clear

 

i’m not gonna bend my knee to anybody but you

i’m not gonna bend my knee, oh no

i’m not gonna bend my knee

i answer only to You

i’m not gonna bend my knee

to anybody but You

 

You are the only God who can fix the broken

You are the only One who can heal my hurts

You are the only Love free of all conditions

You are the only One who deserves my life

and i am here to tell You loud and clear

 

repeat chorus

 

You are the only One who is wholly Holy.

You are the only Power that can change my heart.

You are the only God i will praise forever

You are the only God i will worhip now.

and i am here to tell You loud and clear!

 

repeat chorus

 

You are Creator and King

To everybody and

I will not bend my knee

To anybody but

 

You Are the King,

You’re the King of Kings

I’m not gonna bend my

Gonna bend my knee.

 

repeat chorus

 

©2000 AARONieqmusic

Bend My Knee

in the winter of 1999, while fishing with my dad and grandfather in the florida keys, a song began bouncing around in my head. on that expansive blue canvas, the first line practically wrote itself: You are the only God who can build an ocean. when we docked the boat and returned to the house, I drove my grandparents crazy pounding out this little song on their old white piano. the chorus idea came from a series of doug pagitt teachings.

musically, this one didn’t hit its stride until the night we recorded it for the student impact “alive” CD. it had always been a rather tame mid-tempo pop song, but on this night, it grew into a huge gospel-rock celebration.

In the summer of 2006, the Mars Hill drummers and I drove around the lake to lead worship at Willow Creek. We brought one guitar and a bunch of buckets, boxes, cans, and junk to bang on. It was a really fun night and ended up being quite a moving worship experience. This was the first song...

 

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