We are a sea of voices,
We are an ocean of your praise
Gathered under one name
We are a tide that's rising,
And we cannot be contained
Gathered under one name


O for a thousand tongues to sing
The glories of our
Lord God Almighty
O to sing the Savior's praise,
The triumph of His grace,
You are worthy
You are worthy God


We have found our anthem,
At the cross where sin was slain
Gathered under one name
Where every chain is broken,
Every sorrow swept away
Gathered under one name



With All heaven sing,
and All earth below
One holy King,
One highest throne

1000 Tongues - In the Bible [Verses & Devotional]

The song "1000 Tongues" by Vertical Worship is a powerful expression of corporate worship, celebrating the glory and worthiness of God. It draws inspiration from Charles Wesley's classic hymn, "O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing," which extols the praise of Jesus Christ and the salvation that He has brought. The lyrics of this song focus on the unity and diversity of God's people, who come together as a sea of voices to lift up His name.

The first verse declares that we are an "ocean of your praise" and a "tide that's rising," emphasizing the magnitude and power of our worship. This imagery reflects the biblical idea of worship as an outpouring of our hearts and souls in adoration of God. Psalm 150:6 says, "Let everything that has breath praise the Lord," and Revelation 7:9-10 depicts a great multitude from every nation, tribe, people, and language worshipping God around His throne.

The song's chorus echoes the hymn's sentiments, "O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing," declaring the glories of our Lord God Almighty and the triumph of His grace. The use of "O" expresses a deep longing and desire to worship God with everything we have. It also highlights the limitless nature of God's greatness, which cannot be fully expressed with a finite number of words or voices.

The second verse proclaims that we have found our anthem at the cross where sin was slain, emphasizing the central importance of the Gospel in our worship. The cross is the place where we are reconciled to God and set free from the chains of sin and death. Galatians 5:1 says, "It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery." This freedom is the source of our joy and the reason for our praise.

The bridge of the song invites all of creation, both in heaven and on earth, to join in singing the praises of God. This echoes the words of Psalm 148, which calls on all of creation to praise the Lord, including the sun, moon, stars, mountains, animals, and even the weather. This universal call to worship reflects the reality that God is the Creator and Sustainer of all things and is worthy of all our praise.

"1000 Tongues" by Vertical Worship is a beautiful expression of the power and beauty of corporate worship. It invites us to join together as a sea of voices, lifting up the name of Jesus Christ and declaring His worthiness. Let us heed the call to worship and give God the praise He deserves, with all our hearts, minds, and souls.