david santistevan


Song Story: “For the Glory”

One of my personal goals as a writer is to craft songs that challenge and inspire. If the Bible says something that is hard (“Deny yourself, take up your cross and follow me”), I want to do what it says. We need songs that speak of the tender heart of God but also songs that lead us to embrace the cost of following Jesus. As Dietrich Bonhoeffer famously quoted, “When Christ calls a man, He bids him come and die”.

“For the Glory” is a song for the church that articulates its mission and heart. Our purpose is to bring glory to God on this earth. We are giving our lives to see the nations stand before God at the end of the age, clothed in the righteousness of Jesus Christ! I wanted to write a song that reminded us of what Christ graciously demands – offering all we are, knowing the Word, praying without ceasing, taking hold of the cross, counting the cost, etc.

May you be challenged to count the cost of what it means to follow Christ today and surrender all in pursuit of His highest glory!


October 16, 2008 - Posted by | "Near" Album, Song Stories

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