Some worship songs seem to have a life of their own. They jump denominational boundaries and cultural differences and congregations around the world embrace it. “Mighty to Save,” written by Reuben Morgan and Ben Fielding is one of those songs. Christian artists like Hillsong Worship, Laura Story & Newsboys have helped to popularize the song. Its powerful lyrics speak of God’s boundless love, unyielding mercy, and unmatched power to save. There’s no doubt that the song’s lyrics find strong biblical support, drawing from various scriptures that affirm the core message of God’s redemptive might.

The first verse starts “Everyone needs compassion, Love that’s never failing,” and that echoes the sentiments of Lamentations 3:22-23, “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”

In the chorus, we sing “Savior, He can move the mountains, My God is mighty to save,” which harkens back to the words of Jesus in Matthew 17:20, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

Many songwriters claim a strong bridge is the secret to a hit song. The bridge in “Mighty to Save” does not disappoint, “Shine your light and let the whole world see, we’re singing for the glory of the risen King.” Again, the words of Jesus from Matthew 5:15, “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” It emphasizes our call to be a beacon of God’s love and salvation to the world.

A good hook for a worship song is important but when scripture can be incorporated and help the singer remember the Word of God, that’s spectacular.

From AllWorship Program Director Therese Romano