I am Yahweh—“the Lord.” . . . [I am] El-Shaddai—“God Almighty” (vv.2-3).
El Shaddai,a worship song written by Michael Card and John Thompson,
features many Hebrew words in its lyrics. It won “Song of the Year” and
Michael Card won “Songwriter of the Year” at the 1983 Gospel Music Association
Dove Awards. The title of the song came from Genesis 17:1 and Exodus 6:3.
Refusing to free the Jews, the Pharaoh of Egypt challenged, “Who is the Lord?”
(5:1-2). God responded, revealed, and reaffirmed His covenant identity:
“I am Yahweh—‘the Lord.’ I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob
as El-Shaddai—‘God Almighty’ ” (6:2-3)