New song – Best Of All

Over the past several months the Creative Planning Team at Big Valley Grace has been working on a collection of original, Christmas-themed songs.  We wanted to introduce the first one to you entitled, Best Of All, with this special video that was filmed during a recording session on October 8, 2015.

Best Of All was written by Pastor Tim Miller (Associate Pastor of Worship & Arts) and was inspired by a story told of a famous theologian as he lay on his death bed:

“Finding we could not understand what he said, he paused a little, and then with all the remaining strength he had, cried out, ‘The best of all is, God is with us”; and then, as if to assert the faithfulness of our promise-keeping Jehovah and comfort the hearts of his weeping friends, lifting up his dying arm in token of victory and raising his feeble voice with a holy triumph not to be expressed, again repeated the heart-reviving words, “The best of all is, God is with us!”

These dying words truly encapsulate the significance of the Christmas story; Emmanuel, God is with us!  This is the best of all.

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Lyrics

The Word became flesh
Jesus lived among us
Emmanuel

The One who made the heavens
Made His dwelling on the earth
Emmanuel

Our God is with us
This is, this is the best of all
God is with us
Nothing, nothing in this world
Will separate us
or enslave us
He’s changed us with His love
He liberates us
Captivates us
Motivates us with His love

Emmanuel has come
Emmanuel has come

The Savior of the world
was born in Bethlehem
Emmanuel

We join the angels’ song
“Glory in the highest”
Emmanuel

His name shall be called
Wonderful, Counselor
The Mighty God
The Prince of Peace

Recording Session Photos