ShareI Give You My Praise


This song speaks to my heart in a very special way, because I wrote it while crossing the valley of unemployment. During that time, one day my church was baptizing new converts, and my girlfriend (who is my wife today) was one of them. We were at a friend's house, and I remember sitting by the pool and starting to play this tune on my guitar while the baptism was happening. It was so spontaneous and I felt God's presence. Later I realized He was giving me a song; and the words from Psalm 121 inspired me to write the lyrics. "I lift up my eyes to the hills – where does my help come from? / My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth."

 

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This is a Psalm of ascent. In Jerusalem, people would climb Mt. Moriah to worship God. While doing so, they would look up to the hill and behold the house of the Lord, singing this psalm. They were rejoicing because they knew the answers for their lives would only come from God. That's exactly how I felt when I was writing this song. This tune encouraged me to keep on going, singing a new song of praise to my God, regardless of my circumstances.


I'd like to encourage you to remember that the Scriptures teach us that God is the ultimate source of help. He can use anything or anybody to help us. He knows our struggles and He cares for us. May it be a song of ascent in your life.

 


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