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Sabbath Rest – Always Good

As we’ve been walking down this “oh, you might have some heart trouble” road, this song by Andrew Peterson came to mind. It was written following the tragic death of a dear friend’s wife shortly after she gave birth to their first child.  Our circumstances seem so very minor in comparison, yet still these lyrics are true –

You’re always good, always good
Somehow this sorrow is shaping my heart
Like it should
And You’re always good, always good

Do You remember how Mary was grieving?
How You wept and she fell at Your feet?
If it’s true that You know what I’m feeling
Could it be that You’re weeping with me?

Arise, O Lord, and save me
There’s nowhere else to go

You’re always good, always good
Somehow this sorrow is shaping my heart
Like it should
And You’re always good, always good

It’s so hard to know what You’re doing
So why won’t You tell it all plain?
But You said You’d come back on the third day
And Peter missed it again and again

So maybe the answer surrounds us
And we don’t have eyes to see

You’re always good, always good
This heartache is moving me closer than joy ever could
And You’re always good

My God, my God, be near me
There’s nowhere else to go
And Lord, if You can hear me
Please help Your child to know

That You’re always good, always good
As we try to believe what is not meant
To be understood
Will You help us to trust Your intentions for us are still good?
‘Cause You laid down Your life and You suffered like I never could

And You’re always good, always good
You’re always good, always good
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From Andrew Peterson’s 2018 EP entitled “Resurrection Letters: Prologue”

Always Good
Written by Andrew Peterson
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Here is a link to the full story behind this song.

Sabbath Rest – He Is Worthy

I have been an Andrew Peterson fan close to twenty years. I’ve been blessed to see him in concert several times (including his Behold the Lamb Christmas concert – EXCELLENT). This is one of his newest songs – and it is stirs my soul.  The video is beautiful – and the lyrics are so rich with truth. May your heart be blessed today as you meditate on our Worthy God –

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Sabbath Rest – Grace Alone

One of the best parts of the Montrose Christian Writers Conference I attended last week was the way each morning began with a time of reflection and worship. Always a beautiful start to the day. This is just one of the hymns that spoke to my heart –

Grace Alone

Every promise we can make
Every prayer and step of faith
Every difference we can make
Is only by His grace.

Every mountain we will climb
Every ray of hope we shine
Every blessing left behind
Is only by His grace

Grace alone Which God supplies
Strength unknown He will provide
Christ in us, our cornerstone
We will go forth in grace alone.

Every soul we long to reach
Every heart we hope to teach
Everywhere we share His peace
Is only by His grace.

Every loving word we say
Every tear we wipe away
Every sorrow turned to praise
Is only by His grace.

Grace Alone: 1998 Maranatha!
Words and music by Scott Wesley Brown and Jeff Nelson
Video by 1BelovedSon

 

Sabbath Rest – The SOWER Song

I guess I should clarify – the title of this hymn is actually “Our Best”, but in our circle we call it the SOWER Song. It was written in 1912 by Salathiel C. Kirk and Grant C. Tullar, and I confess that I had never even heard it before we began our SOWER journey. It’s not the peppiest of songs, and truthfully is not even one of my favorite songs. But when a room full of SOWERS gathers at the end of devotions and this song is sung – well, it sets the tone for the day. I’ve included a video of just the melody since maybe (probably) you’ve never heard it before either. One of these days I’ll have to record a SOWER group giving this hundred year old hymn our best!
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Our Best
Hear ye the Master’s call, “Give Me thy best!”
For, be it great or small, that is His test.
Do then the best you can, not for reward,
Not for the praise of men, but for the Lord.
Refrain:
Every work for Jesus will be blest,
But He asks from everyone his best.
Our talents may be few, these may be small,
But unto Him is due our best, our all.

What Grace is Mine – Sabbath Rest

Grace. Something that we need afresh each and every day. Here is familiar tune with powerful words. Another beautiful hymn from the Getty Music team.

What Grace is Mine
What grace is mine that He who dwells in endless light
Called through the night to find my distant soul
And from his scars poured mercy that would plead for me
That I might live and in his name be known

So I will go wherever He is calling me
I lose my life to find my life in Him
I give my all to gain the hope that never dies
I bow my heart, take up my cross and follow Him

What grace is mine to know His breath alive in me
Beneath his wings my wakened soul may soar
All fear can flee for death’s dark night is overcome
My Saviour lives and reigns forevermore

So I will go wherever He is calling me
I lose my life to find my life in Him
I give my all to gain the hope that never dies
I bow my heart, take up my cross and follow Him


Words: Kristyn Getty
Traditional Melody arranged Rob Mathes
Video: Bob Marshall