Make Your Name Known
 
Jesus taught us to pray, “hallowed be Your name”.  I heard Chris Marx talk about this one phrase many years ago.  It inspired me to write a song that cries out from a world that has no reverence for The Lord’s name. His holiness, His character, His power, etc.  In the time of Moses or Joshua or David and others, The Lord of the Israelites was known, revered, and feared by the surrounding nations.  Then Israel was invaded, time and time again. There were prophets crying out, but even the children of God were not listening most of the time.  Then 400 years of silence.  So when John the baptist comes on the scene, it’s a big deal. Then Jesus, God in the flesh, teaches us how to pray. The first request is that the Father would make His name great once more. That the name of The Lord would be hallowed here on the earth, like it is in heaven.

I’ve been using this very simple song the past couple years when I lead worship. There’s something about singing a prayer that touches my heart. It’s different then adoration. It’s a petition to the Lord, in agreement with the Lord, to make Himself known.  Of course it never hurts to sing scripture.

Make Your Name Known by Joe Ritchie

Em  C   G   D  (key of G)
(I’ll usually play it in the key of C, sing it low first, then high)

Verse:
Father
In heaven
Hallowed be Your name
Yahweh

Let Your kingdom come
Let Your will be done
On the earth as it is in heaven

Chorus:
Make Your name known
Make Your name known
Make Your name known
Again
Make it great among
All the nations
Make Your name known
Again

Bridge 1: 
Hallowed be Your name
Hallowed be Your name
Hallowed be Your name
Yahweh

Bridge 2:
You are the great I AM
You are the risen Lamb
The Spirit inside my man
Yahweh