"Shout to the Lord" is probably the best known song written by the Hillsong songwriter Darlene Zschech. It picks up the powerful and majestic themes and images of the Psalms, particularly chapters 95 to 100.

It was estimated in 2006 that 25 million churchgoers worldwide sang "Shout to the Lord" in any one week. The song continues to be well known and was sung on American Idol in 2008[1].


My Jesus, my Saviour 
Lord there is none like You 
All of my days I want to praise
The wonders of Your mighty love  

My comfort, my shelter  
Tower of refuge and strength  
Let every breath, all that I am  
Never cease to worship You  

Shout to the Lord all the earth let us sing  
Power and majesty praise to the King  
Mountains bow down and the seas will roar at the sound of your name 

I sing for joy at the work of Your hands, forever I'll love You, forever I'll stand  
Nothing compares to the promise I have in You  


Nathan Black reporting for the Christian Post

When the contestants [of American Idol] sang the song [Shout to the Lord] again near the beginning of Thursday's results show, many Christians were pleasantly surprised to hear "Jesus." The religious song, however, continued to irk others who did not find it appealing to a wide audience.


  1. 'American Idol' Brings Jesus Back to Worship Song by Nathan Black of the Christian Post, 11-April-2008. Web address:

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