Christ Be Magnified (Cody Carnes)

“According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death.” (Philippians 1:20 KJV)

In this season of my life, I want the above verse to be my heart’s cry., and I believe the message of this verse has been beautifully expressed in Cody Carnes’ song Christ Be Magnified. Few songs have gripped my spirit like this one. So, rather than reading my words today, would you click Magnified below and either follow along as Cody sings, or sing along as an offering of worship to our risen Savior. May this become our theme song for the rest of our days and throughout all eternity. Blessings, Ed 😊

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Christ Be Magnified

Were creation suddenly articulate
With a thousand tongues to lift one cry
Then from north to south and east to west
We’d hear ‘Christ be magnified!’

Were the whole earth echoing His eminence
His name would burst from sea and sky
From rivers to the mountain tops
We’d hear ‘Christ be magnified!’
O! Christ be magnified!


Let His praise arise
Christ be magnified in me
O! Christ be magnified!
From the altar of my life
Christ be magnified in me

When every creature finds its inmost melody
And every human heart its native cry
O then in one enraptured hymn of praise
We’ll sing ‘Christ be magnified!’
O be lifted high, Jesus


O! Christ be magnified!
Let His praise arise
Christ be magnified in me
O! Christ be magnified!
From the altar of my life
Christ be magnified in me

[Bridge]
I won’t bow to idols, I’ll stand strong and worship You
And if it puts me in the fire, I’ll rejoice ’cause You’re there too

I won’t be formed by feelings, I’ll hold fast to what is true
If the cross brings transformation then I’ll be crucified with you 

‘Cause death is just the doorway into resurrection life
And if I join You in Your suffering then I’ll join You when You rise
And when You return in glory with all the angels and the saints
My heart will still be singing and my song will be the same

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