Archive for August 4th, 2009

A Song of Hope

In Sunday’s sermon, Matthew mentioned the value of hoping in God and the joy that life is with him now and in the future. Meditating on the solid hope of what’s to come gives us great strength here and now to trust God in the midst of a variety of circumstances.

A song that communicates this idea well is called “You Hold Me Now” by Hillsong. It’s part of their newly released album, “Faith + Hope + Love” (you can listen to it one time free online here). I love the lyrics:

On that day when I see
All that You have for me
When I see You face to face
There surrounded by Your grace

All my fears swept away
In the light of your embrace
When Your love is all I need
And forever I am free

Where the streets are made of gold
In Your presence healed and whole
Let these songs of heaven rise to you alone

No weeping, no hurt or pain
No suff’ring You hold me now
You hold me now
No darkness no sickening
No hiding You hold me now,
You hold me now

In this life I will stand
Through my joy and my pain
Knowing there’s a greater day
There’s a hope that never fails

When You’re name is lifted high
And forever praises rise
For the glory of Your Name
I’m believing for the day

When the wars and violence cease
All creation lives in peace
Let these songs of heaven rise to you alone

Check out a video of the song below.