Brian Houston promoting New Apostolic Reformation theology in Hillsong music.

While writing the article, ‘The origins of Hillsong (Part 6): Latter Rain theology in Hillsong worship‘, we were also trying to track down another one of Hillsong’s earlier songs titled ‘Heaven Suffers Violence’. This song was written by Brian Houston and released in 1988 on CLC/Hillsong’s album ‘Spirit and Truth’. (In a future article, we will explain the particular NAR theology behind this song).

This song is not to be found anywhere online. However, we were notified of a Hillsong article and video that was uploaded to Hillsong’s blog, with Brian Houston saying he wrote this song.

We are trying to find the actual lyrics from the album. (Please email us at c3churchwatch@hotmail.com if you know the lyrics of the original). At the moment, we recall a rendition of this song with lyrics similar to this:

Verse 1
Heaven suffers violence
And the violent take it by force
Heaven suffers violence
And the violent take it by force

Chorus
We’ve got the word, We’ve got the truth,
We’ve got the sword to take him down
We’ve got the word, We’ve got the truth,
We’ve got the sword

We’ve got the word, got the truth,
We’ve got the sword to take him down
We will take him by force,
(Yes) We will take him by force

Verse 2
The kingdom is advancing
God’s given us His plan
The kingdom is advancing
God’s given us His plan

Chorus
We’ve got the word, We’ve got the truth,
We’ve got the sword to take him down
We’ve got the word, We’ve got the truth,
We’ve got the sword

We’ve got the word, got the truth,
We’ve got the sword to take him down
We will take him by force,
(Yes) We will take him by force


Vimeo uploaded this Hillsong video on the 28th of August, 2014.

Source: By Hillsong Church, Tour Tales with Ben Fielding Ep 8, Vimeo, https://vimeo.com/104587660, Uploaded 28/09/2014. (Accessed 04/05/2017.)

In the video, Brian Houston states,

“And I think sometimes with our worship, we get so caught up with all these new songs. We need to get back to basics. We need to get back to some of those grand old songs. Can you remember that song ‘Heaven Suffers Violence’?

I mean that was a great song! Great words! I mean, such melodic tune. So incredible! That’s what we should be singing! ‘Heaven Suffers Violence’! Who was that written by again? That was – me. Hahaha! No wonder it was so good!”

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Source: HEAVEN SUFFERS VIOLENCE, Hillsong, http://hillsong.com/collected/blog/2014/08/tour-tales-with-ben-fielding-ep-8/, Accessed 04/05/2017.

CCLI also records the details of this song:

Song Number
1406059

Authors
Brian Houston

Catalogs
Hillsong Music Publishing

Copyrights
1988 Hillsong Music Publishing   (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)

AKA
We’ve Got The World [sic]

Administrators
Capitol CMG Publishing

Source: Heaven Suffers Violence, CCLI, http://us.search.ccli.com/songs/1406059/heaven-suffers-violence, Accessed 04/05/2017.

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