Clear the Stage

Haven’t updated in a while! Just thought I’d share with you this song my singing group 6:33 sang last July for the English worship services of Greenhills Christian Fellowship.

The song is called “Clear the Stage” by Jimmy Needham. It was written by Ross King, who also recorded it for his album And All the Decorations, Too back in 2002. The song is such a great reminder of how we tend to focus on the ceremonies, the embellishments, the rules and perfecting the processes, yet forgetting the proper attitude when it comes to worshipping God. 

CLEAR THE STAGE

Clear the stage and set the sound and lights ablaze

If that’s the measure you must take to crush the idols

Jerk the pews & all the decorations, too 

Until the congregations few, then have revival

Tell your friends that this is where the party ends 

Until you’re broken for your sins, you can’t be social

Then seek the Lord & wait for what He has in store 

And know that great is your reward so just be hopeful



’Cause you can sing all you want to

Yes, you can sing all you want to

You can sing all you want to

And still get it wrong; 
worship is more than a song



Take a break from all the plans that you have made 

And sit at home alone and wait for God to whisper

Beg Him please to open up His mouth and speak 

And pray for real upon your knees until they blister

Shine the light on every corner of your life 

Until the pride and lust and lies are in the open

Then read the Word and put to test the things you’ve heard 

Until your heart and soul are stirred and rocked and broken


‘Cause you can sing all you want to

Yes, you can sing all you want to

You can sing all you want to

And still get it wrong; worship is more than a song

We must not worship something that’s not even worth it

Clear the stage, make some space for the One who deserves it


Any thing I put, before my God, is an idol
Any thing I want, with all my heart, is an idol
Any thing I can’t, stop thinking of, is an idol
Any thing that I, give all my love, is an idol

Cause I can sing all I want to
Yes I can, sing all I want to
And we can, sing all we want to
We can, sing all we want to
We can sing all we want to
And still get it wrong
Worship is more than a song

Clear the stage and set the sound and lights ablaze
If that’s the measure you must take to crush the idols


*Special thanks to Tatay Levi for the video

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