Music Monday: “Look What God Has Done” by Ghost Ship

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I’d like to introduce you to what has been on repeat on my driving play list for awhile. This song is called, “Look What God Has Done” by Ghost Ship.

Disclaimer(s):

  1. I am not a musical expert. The opinions I give are just my thoughts as a listener.
  2. The passages and theological observations made are what run through my mind when I listen. I have no spoken to the author and heard anything regarding the foundations of these passages.

Theological Comment(s): This is a wonderful song that highlights the doctrine of salvation (soteriology). Personally, I think 1 Peter 1:12, “It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves, but you, in these things which now have been announced to you through those who preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven—things into which angels long to look” (emphasis added). This redemption believers have is one that has believers redeemed by His blood (Acts 20:28) even though our state is one of lostness as those who were dead in sin (Eph 2:1-3). We were adopted and are now children of God (Rom 8:15).

The pre-chorus emphasizes man’s depravity and how we ought to marvel at God’s sovereign choice to save and use man for His purposes.

The chorus itself apexes into doxology. It reminds listeners and singers that God is glorified through God’s people. I appreciate the recognition of human involvement in bringing God glory. It emphasizes the importance of the local church and her obedience to God’s Word. While it does not promote a synergistic doctrine of salvation, it does recognize God’s use of man to bring glory to Himself. It also highlights how God is glorified through the work of Christ.

The second verse speaks of the unifying work of the Gospel. I think of Galatians 3:28 and how the Gospel provides equal opportunity for all genders, ages, and social status’ to come and be part of God’s redemption. We are brought into God’s family to accomplish the great commission. This theme is also seen in the last verse as it emphasizes unity.

Musical Comment(s): I appreciate the simple riff on the piano. The piano is nice because during parts of the song it actually plays the melody. The rhythm of the drums and bass run solid through the entire song (with the exception of the pre-chorus after the last verse).

Here are the lyrics:

Look what God has done
He redeemed us with his blood
We were lost and dead in sin; he came for us
Look what God has done
He adopted us in love
We were orphans without hope, now his children

Who are we that he would save us
Who are we that he would send us

To God be glory through Christ our Savior’s church
Through all generations
To God be glory through Christ our Savior’s work
Forever and ever

Look what God has done
Through His sacrifice, we’re one
Sinners unified by grace, bound together
Look what God has done
By his Spirit, through his Son
By the power of his hand, he is sending

Lift your hands and praise him
See his great compassion, see mercy for us
Raise your voice and thank him
See the church he’s building, see the lost he’s saving

Look at Jesus Christ He redeems his precious bride
By his costly sacrifice, we’re invited
See the wisdom of his ways
In the mystery of grace
Every age and every race, we’re united


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