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We have come to give You praise
Almighty God, lift up our gaze
Lord, we long to see Your face
Won’t You come and fill this place?
Won’t You come and fill this place?

Come, we that love the Lord
And let our joys be known
Join in a song with sweet accord
And thus surround the throne
We now surround the throne

Our God, He rules on high
And thunders when He please
He rides upon the stormy sky
And manages the seas
He manages the seas

This awesome God is ours
Our Father and our love
He will send down His heavenly powers
To carry us above
He carries us above

So let our songs abound
And every tear be dry
We’re marching through Immanuel’s ground
To fairer worlds on high
We long to be on high

We’re marching up to the gates of Zion
The city of God, where the Most High dwells
Where streams make glad our fainting spirits
We now surround the throne
And worship You alone

Hallelujah to the Father
Hallelujah to the Son
Hallelujah to the Spirit
’Round the throne we have come

Words: Isaac Watts, 1707 (verses); Zac Hicks, 2008 (chorus & bridge)
Music: Zac Hicks, 2008
©2009 Unbudding Fig Music (ASCAP)


Video Tutorial: How to Play “We Have Come”



“We Have Come” is a combination of new and old texts, built off Isaac Watts’ hymn, “Come, We That Love the Lord.”  It is a song of Invocation, meaning that the text bids us to gather our hearts and minds and center them upon the Lord for the sacred act of corporate worship.  Musically, you’ll notice plenty of “breathing room.”  Especially in the Refrain, there are measure-long pauses between each phrase, to give our oft-wandering minds the opportunity to soak in the text a bit more.  The song issues a dual call.  First, we are calling on one another to gather ourselves, physically and spiritually, for worship.  Second, we are calling on God to “come and fill this place,” not in the sense of bringing His presence where it was once absent (God is omnipresent, after all!), but more in the sense of making the fact that He is present more manifest to us in a special way during worship.  The song is intentionally progressive.  It begins with a call, basically saying, “Come, let’s gather around the throne.”  It ends with our arrival around the throne of grace: “Hallelujah to the Father!  Hallelujah to the Son!  Hallelujah to the Spirit!  Round the throne, we have come!”