Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Sovereign Over Us

My wife and I recently had the opportunity to attend the Student Life Refuge Conference at Brook Hills.  This conference was for youth pastors and their wives and was a time to worship and be challenged and spend some time in the refuge that is God.  Aaron Keyes led worship during all of the sessions on the last day of the conference and he really did an amazing job.  I was impressed with his heart to lead people in worship and he did that well- he led us to the throne of God.  I am always a fan of songs and artists that are not your common radio played stuff.  I like deeper lyrics than that average Christian song that is played on the radio.  One of Aaron's songs has captivated me in a way that a song has not done in a while.  His song Sovereign Over Us is not only melodically a beautiful song, but takes lyrics from several verses: Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28, Isaiah 55:8-9, and Genesis 50:20.  I cannot wait for our youth band to learn this and introduce it to the students.  This is definitely a song that everyone should purchase here on iTunes!  Read these lyrics and let it be a time of worship today and be sure to check this song out.


There is strength within the sorrow,
There is beauty in our tears 
You meet us in our mourning,
With a love that casts out fear 
You are working in our waiting,
Sanctifying us
When beyond our understanding 
You're teaching us to trust 

Your plans are still to prosper, 
You have not forgotten us 
You're with us in the fire and the flood
Faithful forever,
Perfect in love
You are sovereign over us 

You are wisdom unimagined, 
Who could understand your ways 
Reigning high above the heavens, 
Reaching down in endless grace 
Youʼre the Lifter of the lowly, 
Compassionate and kind

You surround and You uphold me, 
Your promises are my delight 

Your plans are still to prosper, 
You have not forgotten us 
You're with us in the fire and the flood
Faithful forever,
Perfect in love
You are sovereign over us 

Even what the enemy means for evil

You turn it for our good, 
You turn it for our good and for your glory

Even in the valley You are faithful

Youʼre working for our good, 
Youʼre working for our good and for your glory

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