You are Holy

Scripture References

Confessions and Statements of Faith References

Further Reflections on Confessions and Statements of Faith References

What we know as the attributes of God reveal his character and being. For these, he is worthy of praise and adoration. Even before he says or does anything, he is praise-worthy. The opening words of Belgic Confession, Article 1 declare that God is “eternal, incomprehensible, invisible, unchangeable, infinite, almighty; completely wise, just, and good, and the overflowing source of all good.”

The Lord’s Prayer ends with a doxology, and Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 52, Question and Answer 128 extrapolates: “Your holy name…should receive all the praise, forever.” After expressing our trust in the total care of God for all things, Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 9, Question and Answer 26 declares, “God is able to do this because he is Almighty God and desires to do this because he is a faithful Father.” And so we express our praise and adoration to God for who he is.


You are Holy

Tune Information

F Major


Musical Suggestion

For Piano Only Accompaniment:
  • Begin on the 3rd system, with the 4th beat of the 1st measure, “I will follow…” Play through the 2nd beat, first measure of the 5th system, and keep the same beat, returning to the beginning on beat 3.
5th System—first page
  • Play only the women’s part and the bass clef throughout this section. 
— Diane Dykgraaf

You are Holy

Author and Composer Information

Marc Imboden has been leading worship for over twenty years, traveling throughout the country leading conferences, youth events, and workshops. He is perhaps best known for his song “You are Holy.” Imboden is known for his storytelling approach to worship, drawing the congregation into an intimate place of wonder and laughter. He lives in Lebanon, Indiana, with his wife, Amy, and their four children, Nash, Hattie, Zoe, and Jet. Imboden is working on a collection of his stories titled A Kiss Towards.
— Laura de Jong

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