Words and music to "Bow the Knee," words & music by Chris Machen and Mike Harland, arranged for SATB by Tom Fettke.
A heartfelt song of commitment and surrender to God, in the midst of life’s unanswerable questions.
Tom Fettke holds degrees from Oakland City College and California State University at Hayward. He has taught music in both public and Christian schools and has served as a church choir director and minister of music in churches large and small for over 30 years. He is in considerable demand as a guest conductor, clinician, and worship leader. Tom is also a composer, arranger, and producer of music and recordings for the contemporary Christian church and has been associated with Lillenas Publishing Company since 1973. He and his wife, Jan, have two married sons and seven grandchildren. Singer/songwriter Chris Machen has been involved in Christian music for over 20 years. He and his wife Diane recorded for Word Records, Urgent Records, Discovery House Music and now record for there own ministry The Master’s Music Co. He is also a studio musician and actor. Writing has been an integral part of Chris’ ministry having written songs recorded by artist such as the Imperials, the Gatlin Brothers, Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, Steve & Annie Chapman, Steve Amerson and Luke Garrett. Chris’ songs have been used widely in church choral music from anthems like ’I Have Seen the Light,’ ’Bow the Knee,’ ’God is Able,’ ’The Weight of the Cross,’ ’God Still Moves,’ and over 500 more. Musicals have been a part of Chris’ efforts including the current Bow the Knee-A Dramatic Easter Musical. As an independent writer, Chris has had songs in the catalogs of Lillenas, Word, Lifeway, Brentwood-Benson, Hal Leonard, Shawnee Press, Monarch Press and Warner Brothers. According to Chris, ’It’s all about the Lord. Jesus said, ’If I be lifted up, I’ll draw all men unto me.’’