HE IS EXALTED written in 1980
Twila Paris (1958 – ), the author of this song, made her first recording, “Little Twila Paris”, when she was only 4 years old. As she grew older, she began to ask questions about God’s will for her life. She knew she could sing, but she wondered if this was really what God wanted her to do.
After high school, she joined a Youth With A Mission drama and music team. As the group toured the country, her singing was very well received. But she continued questioning. She says, “I had to come to the place where I was able to say, ‘God, if You don’t want me to have a career in music, that’s okay.’” She examined her priorities, and determined that Christ had to be exalted in everything she wrote or sang.
Twila felt God wanted her to emphasize worship, praise, and missions. And that is exactly what she did in this song.
Twila Paris became a Contemporary Christian Music singer-songwriter, author, and pianist. Since 1980, Twila has released 22 albums, amassed 33 number one Christian Radio singles, and was named the Gospel Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year 3 years in a row. Many of her earlier songs are found in church hymnals or otherwise sung in church settings. She was inducted into the Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame in May 2015.
She now lives in northwest Arkansas.
Read this chorus, and – today – exalt Christ in your life.
He is exalted, the King is exalted on High;
I will praise You!
He is exalted, forever exalted,
and I will praise His name!
He is the Lord;
forever His truth shall reign!
Heaven and Earth,
rejoice in His holy name!
He is exalted, the King is exalted on high!