Why We Sing: Called Me Higher
“Why We Sing” is a weekly blog series sharing why we use the songs we do in our worship gathering. Our hope is that this will help you engage more deeply with your heart, mind, and body in worshipping God through these songs.
“Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ,” - Ephesians 4:15
Called Me Higher, written by All Sons and Daughters, reminds us of the goal of the growth God calls us to in Christ. This song teaches us that we are saved and sanctified for God’s glory, and that we shouldn’t view ourselves as the object of our growth. Instead God’s glory is the reason for our growth in him. It reminds us that we are followers and receivers of the work of Christ. It reminds us that God leads and provides for anything he calls us to. It gives us great opportunity to express and experience the rest and security we have as we follow Jesus.
One of my favorite lines from this song is in the bridge where it says “We will be yours for all our lives so let your mercy light the path before us.” This line wonderfully anchors our obedience and growth in our belonging to Christ. It reminds our hearts that Christ is leading and we get the joy of following in his light.
Our times of gathered worship as a church are meant to shape and send us out into the world for the glory of God. Our times together are meant to train us to see all of life as an opportunity to worship God by displaying his goodness and greatness. This is why we sing Called Me Higher, because it reminds us that we are not the focus of our worship, and that our worship is meant to shape us for the purposes God has for us in the world.
- Matt Oakes, Worship Pastor