Our Champion Reigns / Song Story

"Our Champion Reigns"

by: Makayla McKibben and Shane Selby

Existence created

by Your command

The earth pieced together

within Your hands

Then we traded goodness

to chase what was worthless

But there is no distance

that stops Your love


Your Word stands strong

though the earth gives way

We will not fail

though the mountains shake

My anchor holds in the tempest waves

Our Champion reigns


The power of heaven

within Your touch

Every promise

reveals Your love

The pain of our burdens

crushed in Your victory

For not even death

could defeat our King

What inspired you to write the music/lyrics for this song?

"Our Champion Reigns" was honestly one of the most difficult songs that we have been a part of writing. It took us literally 6 months to actually finish the song. It started off strong, and then as we continued writing, we just really felt like we were settling lyrically.

There were times where we literally locked ourselves in a room and vowed to not come out until the song was done.

We really believed in the vision of the song, and what the song had to say so we didn't want to just give up on it. We ended up teaming up with another friend, and he just brought a fresh perspective on exactly what we were trying to say. I really believe that the difficulty in writing the song is what made it so special. It didn't come easy, but it was so worth the hard work because it's a message that needs to be heard. It definitely happened in God's timing, not ours, and I'm thankful for that!

Which Bible verses connect to the message of this song?

"Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way, and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea..." - Psalm 46:2

What is your greatest hope for people to take away when listening to or singing this song?

We have really prayed that this song is an anthem for people to sing over their rough circumstances.


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