Ask and I’ll Give the Nations to You

black and white - treeA couple of weeks ago during church, we sang this song, which I hadn’t sung probably since high school.

In fact, high school is the reason why the song had such an impression on me years later. You see, I tend to mark certain seasons of my life with songs or song albums. Hearing certain songs or artists immediately takes me back to specific places and times.  Continue reading

Ancient Words {A Song for You}

I grew up singing hymns in church, and occasionally still today, I will hear a hymn and be moved by the depths of its words.

Recently, I heard an amazing rendition of the hymn, “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty.” I wish I had a video of that performance; but I wanted to share the lyrics of a few verses…Let the truth of these words soak into your soul today…

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Wonderfully Made {A Song for You}

Ellie Holcomb just came out with a new album yesterday. I love the way that she weaves Scripture directly into her songs, allowing us to sing out God’s Word over our lives. This one specifically has been moving my heart the past couple of days…Enjoy!

Wonderfully Made – Ellie Holcomb

It’s two in the morning
And I’m still awake in my bed
I can’t shake these lies
They keep running around in my head

But what if I saw me
The way that You see me
What if I believed it was true
What if I traded
This shame and self-hatred
For a chance at believing You

That You knit me together in my mother’s womb
You say that I’ve never been hidden from You
You say that I’m wonderfully
Wonderfully made

You search me and know me
You know when I sit, when I rise
So You must know the choices I’ve made
And the pain that I hide

But what if I saw me
The way that You see me
What if I believed it was true
What if I traded
This shame and self-hatred
For a chance at believing You

‘Cause You knit me together in my mother’s womb
And You say that I’ve never been hidden from You
You say that I’m wonderfully
Wonderfully made

Your eyes, they have seen me before I was born
And You know all the good things that You made me for
And I’m wonderfully
Wonderfully made

When I consider the heavens above
Oh, what is man that You are mindful of us
Still You say that we’re wonderfully
Wonderfully made

You promised that You’ll never leave me, O Lord
That You hem me in both behind and before
And I’m wonderfully
Wonderfully made

You knit me together in my mother’s womb
You say that I’ve never been hidden from You
You say that I’m wonderfully
Wonderfully made

Your eyes, they have seen me before I was born
And You know all the good things that You made me for
And I’m wonderfully
Wonderfully made

Chasing You {What I’m Listening To}

Chasing You

You hide, I want to find You, go
And I will follow You
I want to be where You are

As you move, I’m right beside You, oh
I’m running after You
I want to be where You are

I’m chasing You
I’m so in love
Captivated, I just can’t get enough
I’ll spend my days
Running after Your heart
Your heart, Your heart, Whoa

I’m chasing You
With all my love
Captivated, I just can’t get enough
I’ll spend my days 
Running after Your heart
Your heart, Your heart, Whoa

Heart, You’ve won me heart and soul
And where You lead I’ll go
I want to be where You are

From the moment I rise, to the moment I sleep
My affection is for You, and even as I dream
I want to know you, I’m after Your heart

This life, this love, was always meant to be
A wild, crazy adventure, discovering
The thrill, the rush, the more of You I see
The more it leaves me wanting
You’re everything, You’re everything

Be Still, My Soul {A Video for You}

Be still, my soul, the Lord is on thy side
Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain
Leave to thy God to order and provide
In every change, He faithful will remain
Be still, my soul, thy best, thy heavenly friend
Through thorny ways leads to a joyful end

Be still, my soul, thy God doth undertake
To guide the future as He has the past
Thy hope, thy confidence, let nothing shake
All now mysterious shall be bright at last
Be still, my soul, the waves and winds still know
His voice Who ruled them while He dwelt below

In you I rest, in You I found my hope
In you I trust, You never let me go
I place my life within your hands alone
Be still, my soul

Be still, my soul, the hour is hastening on
When we shall be forever with the Lord
When disappointed grief and fear are gone
Sorrow forgot, love’s purest joys restored
Be still, my soul, when change and tears are past
All safe and blessed we shall meet at last

In you I rest, in You I found my hope
In you I trust, You never let me go
I place my life within your hands alone
Be still, my soul

(By Katharina von Schlegel;
Translated from German to English by Jane Borthwick;
Adapted by Kari Jobe and Jason Ingram)