the most beautiful thing // stephen bautista

Each month I have been posting a self composed hymn that correlates with the season
in the church year but this month I have been given a different challenge.

I have taken a song written by Christian musician, Stephen Bautista,
and arranged it as a congregational hymn.

The song’s title “The Most Beautiful Thing” may not sound like a fitting Lent song
but Stephen’s lyrics and you’ll see in a unique way – they fit the message of the cross.

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Christian musician Stephen Bautista

The Most Beautiful Thing

The warm subtle hues of a delicate bloom
and a song bird that greets the new morning
a cascading stream flowing through fields of green
and the mountains that rise up before them
In oh so many ways the beauty of life has shined on my face
and yet i know of one thing that surpasses by far the beauty i’ve seen

 

The most beautiful thing I know is the cross with a savior who died for us all
and the blood that flowed from his hands and feet and the wounds he bore so that we’d be redeemed
this is the most beautiful thing

 

I’ve stood on the edge of a grand precipice
overwhelmed by the span of creation
then sat teary eyed while the sun paints the sky
as it settles beyond the horizon
and i’m still so amazed at the beauty that life has shined on my face
but one thing stands alone unrivaled and incomparable

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The most beautiful thing I know is the cross with a savior who died for us all
and the blood that flowed from his hands and feet and the wounds he bore so that we’d be redeemed
this is the most beautiful thing

 

If you would like to hear Stephen’s song “The Most Beautiful Thing” you can download it
and two other songs for free at his website by signing up for his newsletter.

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Photography courtesy of http://www.stephenbautistamusic.com

Stephen will be visiting our church next month to play for us and in the meantime we are singing
“The Most Beautiful Thing” so that when he comes we can glorify the Lord together.

You can also listen to me singing my arrangement of “The Most Beautiful Thing” as a hymn.

I have permission from Stephen to notate his song for congregational use.
If you are interested in singing the song or using it for worship please contact him.

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