Participants: Yvonne Lewis (Host), Alex Johnson, Gabrielle Fowler-Johnson
Series Code: MGNH
Program Code: MGNH000032
00:01 Magnify the Lord with me
00:04 Magnify the Lord
00:08 Jesus alone He is worthy
00:11 Magnify Him
00:16 Hello, and welcome to Magnify Him.
00:19 My name is Yvonne Lewis.
00:20 Hans Christian Andersen once said that
00:23 "Where words failed, music speaks."
00:25 And so it's our prayer today that this music
00:28 will speak to your heart
00:30 through the power of Holy Spirit
00:32 as we lift up the name of Jesus Christ.
00:37 Magnify the Lord with me
00:40 Magnify Him
00:45 Join me in welcoming Gabrielle Fowler
00:48 to Magnify Him.
00:50 Hey, Gabrielle. Hi.
00:51 Welcome. Thank you for having me.
00:53 You know, I was at your church,
00:55 when was that about, four months ago?
00:58 And I heard this lovely voice and I said,
01:02 "Oh, we have to have you on Magnify Him."
01:04 Oh, praise God.
01:05 So I'm so glad that you decided to come...
01:08 Thank you. And you brought your son?
01:10 I did, I did. Praise the Lord.
01:12 That's so great, that's so great.
01:13 When did you know you could sing?
01:16 Well, probably
01:19 early years, early five, six, seven.
01:23 But I didn't really really know
01:24 until I got a relationship with Christ,
01:28 then I really, really knew.
01:29 Now how is that?
01:31 Because I think before I was singing,
01:33 just to be singing or to please people
01:35 or to please my mom
01:37 or, you know, because my mother sings
01:40 so I felt like I should be able to sing
01:41 and so I was trying to do that but I couldn't hold my notes
01:45 if someone else was singing in my ear.
01:46 Oh, I've heard that a lot. So, I couldn't sing.
01:50 But when I got a relationship with Christ,
01:52 I think I began to come into myself.
01:56 Praise God.
01:57 You developed, I guess a desire
02:01 to sing more for Him than to just sing.
02:05 Absolutely and I defined what my singing gift was for.
02:09 I made that decision that my gift was not for me to sing
02:12 any type of music for any type of reason.
02:15 That my particular gift was given to me
02:17 to sing for Christ only.
02:18 Praise the Lord.
02:20 And that made all the difference, didn't it?
02:21 Absolutely. That made all the difference.
02:23 What about your mom? Your mom was a great singer?
02:26 Yes. My mother is awesome. Really?
02:28 My mother was trained classically
02:30 and she was the first
02:32 African American contractual singer
02:33 at The Muny at age of 18.
02:35 Wow. At 18? At 18.
02:39 That's tremendous. Does she... I tell everybody.
02:40 She's going to be so mad that I told you.
02:44 Well, we won't tell, we won't tell.
02:47 What are you're gonna sing for us today?
02:49 I'm going to sing Lord, Your're Holy and For Always
02:52 by CeCe Winas.
02:53 That's the song that I heard you at your church.
02:55 Yes, you did.
02:57 Did these songs have any particular significance to you?
02:59 They do.
03:01 For Always, she talks about continuing and keeping it solid
03:05 her relationship with Christ
03:06 and that He for always be in Her heart.,
03:09 and that's' exactly what I want from Christ.
03:11 I want to always be in a mindset
03:14 and in a manner of Him being in my heart
03:18 so that He can be seen in my everything.
03:21 And Lord, You're Holy as well,
03:23 you know, because that just says it all.
03:24 Those words Lord, You're Holy.
03:26 He is just so holy.
03:27 He's so... He's awesome.
03:29 He is. He is.
03:30 And to know that we have the privilege
03:32 of approaching a holy God.
03:34 Absolutely. It is mind-blowing.
03:36 It's mind-blowing.
03:37 The Creator of the universe... Yes.
03:39 Wants to hear from us? Yes.
03:41 Bible says, "What is man that Thou art mindful of him,
03:44 and the son of man that Thou visitest him?"
03:46 Yes. Exactly.
03:47 Who are we that God should want a relationship with us?
03:50 Yes. In spite of ourselves.
03:52 In spite of us.
03:53 He doesn't see us, thank God He sees His son,
03:58 the righteousness of Christ.
04:00 And so what you are singing is going to just bless us
04:04 because it's gonna usher us into the heavenly courts.
04:09 Awesome. Praise God.
04:10 We are so blessed to have with us,
04:12 Gabrielle Fowler, who is going to sing for us,
04:16 For Always and Lord, You're Holy.
04:39 Remembering so well
04:44 The day that I met You
04:52 You took me in Your arms
04:56 And caused dreams to come true
05:03 From the fear of what would be
05:07 You came and rescued me
05:12 Lord I pray today
05:18 For the rest of my life
05:22 Live inside my heart
05:25 Please stay
05:27 For always
05:31 Till that timeless place
05:35 When we're face to face
05:42 And we'll embrace
05:44 For always
06:05 I look ahead and see
06:09 The hills that I must climb
06:18 Some high and some low
06:22 But if you lead I'll go
06:28 And at the end I'll see
06:32 You were always there with me
06:37 Lord I pray today
06:43 For the rest of my life
06:47 Live inside my heart
06:50 Please stay
06:52 For always
06:56 Till that timeless place
07:00 When we're face to face
07:06 And we'll embrace
07:09 For always
07:17 Lord I pray today
07:23 For the rest of my life
07:27 Live inside my heart
07:30 Please stay
07:33 For always
07:39 Till that timeless place
07:45 When we're face to face
07:55 And we'll embrace
08:00 For al...
08:03 For always
08:15 Thank you, Jesus.
08:21 For always
08:32 I'm so amazed that how awesome a God
08:34 and how holy a God we serve.
08:59 Lord You're holy
09:03 Lord You're holy
09:07 And we lift You up and magnify Your name
09:17 Oh, Lord You're holy
09:21 Lord, You're holy
09:25 And we lift You up
09:28 And magnify Your name
09:34 As I look around and I see
09:39 All the works that Your hands have made
09:44 The awesomeness of You
09:47 And how Your love will never fade
09:51 Mere words cannot express what I feel inside
09:57 I can't describe Your glory divine
10:01 But as a token of my love this is what I'll do
10:08 I lift my hands and cry
10:14 Lord, You're holy
10:18 And we lift You up
10:22 And magnify Your name
10:28 You're holy
10:32 Lord, You're holy
10:36 And we lift You up
10:39 And magnify Your name
10:46 There's not enough words that I can say
10:50 To tell You how much I appreciate
10:54 All the wonderful things You've given me
10:58 Your love and kindness Your tender mercies
11:04 It's my desire to serve You
11:07 And to tell You how much I love You
11:12 You're worthy of all the honor
11:16 Lord, You're worthy of all the praise
11:20 I don't know why You could love me
11:26 How You could give me so much mercy
11:31 You didn't have to suffer and die for me
11:35 Way back on Calvary
11:37 But I just want to thank You
11:42 Lord, I thank You
11:47 Lord, I thank You
11:53 Thank You, thank You
11:57 Wonderful, Glorious Holy and Righteous
12:01 Victorious, Conqueror Triumphant and Mighty
12:06 Healer, Deliver Shield and Defense
12:10 Strong tower and my best Friend
12:15 Omnipotent, Omnipresent soon coming King
12:19 Alpha, Omega Lord of everything
12:24 You're Holy
12:27 Holy is Your name
12:33 Lord, You're Wonderful
12:41 You're my Healer
12:46 Strong tower and my best Friend
12:50 Omnipotent, Omnipresent soon coming King
12:55 Alpha, Omega Lord of everything
12:59 You're holy
13:02 Holy is Your name
13:09 Lord, You're holy
13:13 Lord, You're holy
13:17 Holy is Your name
13:26 The Angels cry You're holy
13:30 Lord, I cry out You're holy
13:35 Holy is Your name
14:04 Magnify the Lord with me
14:07 Magnify Him
14:13 Alex Johnson is here on Magnify Him with us.
14:16 Welcome. Thank you for having me.
14:18 It's great to have you.
14:20 So Alex, I got to hear you sing
14:23 and I'm just like, amazed that God is using you.
14:27 I love to see young men,
14:29 young people, period, singing for Jesus.
14:32 When did you start singing?
14:34 When I was about six or seven.
14:36 Okay, and what were you doing?
14:39 I started singing in my
14:41 children music choir at my church.
14:43 All right.
14:44 And so you started singing
14:47 and your mother sings obviously
14:50 'cause she's on the program as well.
14:51 Yes. And so you started singing.
14:53 At what point did you decide that you wanted to dedicate
14:57 your gift to Jesus?
15:00 When I became old enough to realize that
15:04 those worldly songs and the ideas of the songs
15:09 imposed are not what I need to be worried about
15:12 'cause they are always talking about money, cars, girls...
15:16 That stuff is nice
15:18 but that's not what's gonna keep me going.
15:22 God is what's gonna keep me going.
15:24 Come on. Come on, I like that, I like that.
15:28 So you already know that
15:31 that music is not about anything.
15:33 Right. When did you realize that?
15:38 When I... as I got more into my church,
15:40 more into my deity, it revealed itself
15:43 that's where I need to be
15:45 and where I belong is singing for God
15:49 and this gift that I've been given
15:50 is supposed to be used for God.
15:53 That's tremendous, Alex.
15:54 I don't think there's much that warms my heart
15:58 more than knowing that young people
16:01 have dedicating their gifts to God.
16:04 To me, that's just... it's such an amazing thing
16:06 'cause the world wants to pull you in.
16:09 It wants to pull you in and yet you are saying,
16:12 "I'm not going that way."
16:13 Where do you want to go with your ministry?
16:17 I want to tell the world about God.
16:22 I don't want my ministry and my light
16:24 to end... start and end in St. Louis,
16:27 which is where I live.
16:29 I want the world to know
16:31 that the world is not where you need to be,
16:35 with God is where you need to be.
16:36 That's great.
16:38 What do your friends think about what you are doing?
16:40 They were very excited when they realized
16:43 that I would be coming here to sing.
16:46 They all support me, really.
16:49 Without them most of the time I wouldn't have felt
16:53 that I've done well, because I'm my worst critic.
16:55 All right, you...
16:57 I mean, I've seen myself saying I pick up on every piece and
17:00 I say, this is wrong, this is wrong,
17:02 but one of my friends watch it, they say,
17:04 "Alex, calm down. Everything is good."
17:08 So you have friends, you have supportive friends.
17:10 You have Christian friends? Yes.
17:12 So they are... They are like my family.
17:15 So they are in the trenches with you.
17:16 Yes. Pray for you.
17:18 They pray for you and support you
17:20 with what you are doing.
17:21 Yes. That's great.
17:23 What about your mom?
17:24 I noticed your mom was very supportive.
17:26 My mom is actually where my love of singing came from.
17:29 Because I grew up,
17:31 my mom sing, my grandmother sing,
17:33 my sister sing so I grew up in song.
17:38 So my mom has been amazing with me and my singing
17:43 and I couldn't have done anything of this without her.
17:46 Well, praise the Lord.
17:47 We are so thankful for your ministry
17:50 and you are gonna be thankful to hear
17:52 the great voice of Alex Johnson.
17:57 No weapon formed against me
18:04 Shall prosper it won't work
18:11 Say no weapon formed against me
18:18 Shall prosper it won't work
18:25 Say no weapon formed against me
18:31 shall prosper it won't work
18:38 Say no weapon formed against me
18:45 Shall prosper
18:50 It won't work
18:53 God will do what He said He would do
18:59 He will stand by His word
19:03 He will come through, yes
19:07 God will do what He said He would do
19:13 He will stand by His word
19:17 He will come through
19:19 No weapon formed against me
19:26 Shall prosper it won't work
19:33 Say no weapon formed against me
19:40 Shall prosper it won't work
19:48 God will do what He said He would do
19:54 He's not a man that He should lie
19:58 He will come through, yes
20:02 God will do what He said He would do
20:08 He will stand by His word
20:12 He will come through
20:15 Oh, don't be afraid of the arrows by day
20:22 From the hands of my enemy
20:28 I can stand my ground with the Lord on my side
20:36 From the snares they have set will not succeed
20:45 No weapon formed against me
20:52 Shall prosper it won't work
20:58 Say no weapon formed against me
21:05 Shall prosper it won't work
21:14 God will do what He said He's gonna do
21:20 He will stand by His word
21:24 He will come through, yes
21:28 God will do what He said He's gonna do
21:34 He will stand by His word
21:38 He will come through
21:40 No weapon formed against me
21:46 Shall prosper it won't work
21:54 Say no weapon formed against me
22:00 Shall prosper
22:05 It won't work
22:09 Don't be afraid of the arrows and the snares
22:15 Set by your enemies
22:17 If you believe it say you
22:22 There just ain't one
22:26 There just ain't one
22:29 No weapon
22:33 He will come through
22:36 There just ain't one
22:40 There just ain't one
22:43 No weapon
22:47 He will come through
22:49 No weapon
22:55 Who am I that God will love me?
23:13 Who am I that the Lord of all the earth
23:19 Would care to know my name
23:23 Would care to feel my hurt?
23:28 Who am I that the Bright and Morning Star
23:34 Would choose to light the way
23:37 For my ever wandering heart?
23:42 Not because of who I am
23:46 But because of what You've done
23:50 Not because of what I've done
23:53 But because of who You are
23:58 I am a flower quickly fading
24:02 Here today and gone tomorrow
24:06 A wave tossed in the ocean
24:09 A vapor in the wind
24:12 Still You hear me when I'm calling
24:16 Lord, You catch me when I'm falling
24:20 And You've told me who I am
24:25 I am Yours
24:28 I am Yours
24:32 Who am I that the eyes that see my sin
24:38 Would look on me with love
24:42 And watch me rise again?
24:47 Who am I
24:48 That the voice that calmed the sea
24:53 Would call out through the rain
24:56 And calm the storm in me?
25:01 Not because of who I am
25:04 But because of what You've done
25:08 Not because of what I've done
25:12 But because of who You are
25:16 I am a flower quickly fading
25:21 Here today and gone tomorrow
25:25 A wave tossed in the ocean
25:28 A vapor in the wind
25:31 Still You hear me when I'm calling
25:35 Lord, You catch me when I'm falling
25:39 And You've told me who I am
25:44 I am Yours
25:59 Not because of who I am
26:02 But because of what You've done
26:06 Not because of what I've done
26:09 But because of who You are
26:15 I am a flower quickly fading
26:19 Here today and gone tomorrow
26:23 A wave tossed in the ocean
26:27 A vapor in the wind
26:29 Still You hear me when I'm calling
26:33 Lord, You catch me when I'm falling
26:37 And You've told me who I am
26:42 I am Yours
26:49 I am Yours
26:55 I am Yours
27:06 Whom shall I fear?
27:08 Whom shall I fear?
27:12 'Cause I am Yours
27:16 I am Yours
27:20 I am Yours
27:30 Magnify Him.
27:35 Thanks so much for tuning in.
27:37 We pray that this program has spoken to your heart.
27:40 That it's given you a new inspiration and desire
27:44 to serve Jesus with everything that's in you
27:47 and may God bless you
27:48 as you continue to Magnify Him.