Our Great God (iTunes)
Words and Music by Fernando Ortega and Mac Powell
From the album Resolved Music, Vol. I (Resolved Music)
Christian singer/songwriter Fernando Ortega, a native of New Mexico, began studying music as a child. His musical style is influenced by his Hispanic heritage, his classical training, traditional hymnody, and the ancient liturgies of the church. Ortega worked together with singer/songwriter Mac Powell to write "Our Great God." Powell is best known as the lead singers of the Christian rock band Third Day. Ortega described the origins of the song in an interview back in 2011:
"I co-wrote 'Our Great God' around 2000 with Mac Powell... He wrote the music and one line of the song, and asked me to supply the rest of the words. We completed it by passing CDs back and forth in the mail."
The result of their collaboration is a joyful song of praise that acknowledges our human frailty, rejoices in God's grace, love, and sovereignty, and invites all of creation to worship his name.