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The Story Behind “House Of The Lord” by Phil Wickham

Phil Wickham standing in front of green fluorescent lights while smiling and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt
October 25, 2021

Are you longing to feel the joy of the Lord? Look no further than Phil Wickham’s new song, “House Of The Lord.”

This tune is packed full of powerful lyrics about the freedom we have in Christ, reminding us that “we were the beggars. Now we’re royalty. We were the prisoners. Now we’re running free. We are forgiven, accepted. Redeemed by His grace. Let the house of the Lord sing praise.”

Although this song points to there being “joy in the house of the Lord,” it actually was written amid a time when many houses of worship were empty due to the pandemic. It was during this difficult time that Phil Wickham realized a powerful truth about what “house of the Lord” truly means.

Watch Phil share the entire story behind this new song below:

You can read the lyrics and watch the video to “House Of The Lord” here. We pray that as you listen, you are reminded of the freedom and joy that Christ has made available to each and every one of us.

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