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​Self-Sufficiency

This song is by Shai Linne and appears on the album The Attributes of God (2011).

Creatures, there's none awesome
Like Yahweh, the only Uncaused One
Nah, none put Him into existence, see
He always was His own sufficiency
His glory- He knows it perfectly
No need of time- He is His own eternity
True indeed, there's nothing that You would need
As a Triune, loving community
The "I AM"-tells His famous NAME
From the burning bush-the self-sustaining flame
Free in sovereignty-there's no doubtin'
He is all He needs-His own FOUNTAIN!
You need none-You're independent
Impossible for You to have discontent
Because in Yourself-You're full of pleasure
Oh God, You are Your own Holy treasure!

In Yourself, You have all power and might
In Yourself, You are the fountain of life
With no lack-none else can give to Thee
You're fulfilled in Your self-sufficiency

(Repeat)

To speak of God in need would be absurd
As Tozer said, "need is a creature word"
Worthy of authentic worship
We can't add to God- He's already perfect
But Father, Spirit, Son, yes-all of You
Chose to create-just because You wanted to
Even though LORD-You don't need us
It pleased You to show Your glory to creatures
The Son-the Word of Life- He speaks forth
The Spirit-the Breath of Life- no weak force!
Of all Life-the living God is the source
So to create-He needed no resource
How we love this profound discussion
That God made all things out of nothing!
Ex Nihilo!
How may tools did You use to create? Yup, it's zero bro!
It pleased You to create, by shoutin'
Into existence every lake and mountain
And snake and falcon
Then You made human beings and with the greatestfavor crowned them
You sustain all things-a gracious fountain!
Providing rain by gallons for daisies sproutin'
But all of this didn't add anything to God-
Absolutely nothing changed about Him!

Yo this is hectic
Since Adam disrespected Him who is the blessed
From the life of God, we're disconnected
We turn to idols for life- we're wicked, wretched
And we're all disgusting, evil in our flesh
And God would be just to leave us in our death
And there's only One who can reconnect us
To the source of life and oh, He is precious!
The LORD can give life or choose to kill
The Lord Christ gives life to whom He will
Because, like the Father, He has life in Himself
So He is the resurrection, I'm hyper to tell
Behold the infinite love of Jehovah
For wicked, lifeless sinners-bubblin' over!
When the Author of Life done offered His life
Upon the cross- it's God slaughtered and sliced
The Immortal One became mortal to die
Born to be torn for our horrible lies,
And sexual immorality
So trade Him your death--for His Immortality
The death of death in the death of Christ
Now we live with Him in resurrection life
Now we're righteous because Christ was crushed
The Holy Spirit is Christ's life in us
By the Word of Life, we're alive and we're full
It's renewing our minds-and reviving our soul!
So come daily to the Giver of this Life
And drink deeply from His River of Delights
When making mistakes or faint in our strength
From His fulness receive grace upon grace
From lifeless idols, let's turn to Christ
Who is Himself the eternal life!

In Yourself, You have all power and might
In Yourself, You are the fountain of life
Even though the Father doesn't need us
Yet to You, God, we're worth the blood of Jesus!

In Yourself, You have all power and might
In Yourself, You are the fountain of life
So savor the Savior
Because to know Him is the Life we were made for!