Fit For A King
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THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG
On Friday 13th July, there was extensive news coverage around Donald Trump’s visit to Windsor Castle to meet Queen Elizabeth II. By coincidence and with significantly less interest from the global media, I was also visiting Windsor Castle that same day. We had been offered some free tickets to go to Legoland from a friend and although my wife was one week from her due date with our second child, she insisted we went for a family day out.
Oblivious to the fact there had been a high-profile meeting earlier that day at the castle when we arrived, it did explain a heavy police presence and why it was so difficult to get a table at the greek restaurant just off the high street.
I have visited Windsor before but was struck afresh by the sheer grandeur of the architecture. The following day I was driving home from the studio and an idea popped into my head that we should sing songs of worship that are ‘fit for a King’. I sat down with my ukulele and bible and started to read scriptures relating to worship in heaven and God’s throne.
Again, I was struck by an incomprehensibly big God who deserves worship that is befitting for His name. He deserves true worship that flows from our heart and not just eloquent words and melodies we contrive. This song came together quickly but it involved digging deep into my heart. Worship is about us humbling ourselves and bringing praise and adoration to a God who is sovereign over all.
I was itching to record this song, so I laid down a demo that night and then burned some midnight oil the following day to get the acoustic guitars and lead vocal recorded. I ended up doing eleven passes of the lead vocal from start to finish as I became swept up in the worship. I hope that this song offers people a fresh way to know the awesomeness of God.
Andy Baker, Chief Enthusiast, Homegrown Worship
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