Promises

I Am

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Why this song?

It seems like every week I see a new study that talks about how, in an age where we are more connected than ever, people are feeling isolated and lonely.

Running groups, mom groups, craft groups, you name it. People are looking to make connections and stave off their feelings of loneliness. It’s even a big reason than many people join churches.

But when we sit alone and the devil is tempting us to despair because even though we are connected to all these people, we still feel alone, God tells us this comforting truth: I am holding on to you.  

Song Breakdown

The first verse describes the love of God seeking us out and finding us when we feel alone. When that love hits us, it overwhelms us, as described in the following verses.

One line in the bridge sticks out to me: “This is why it’s to you I run.” It brings to mind the verse from 1 John: “We love because he first loved us.”

Use in Worship

This is an easy song for those looking to lead worship with a guitar. It’s in the beginner-friendly key of G and uses an intuitive strumming pattern. The melody is also straightforward and catchy.

In worship, we receive spiritual rest by being reminded of God’s promises to us. This promise, to be with us, is one that can be repeated every week. The song fits in a wide variety of contexts.

Resources

Sheet Music

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Hide Away in the Love of Jesus

Hide Away in the Love of Jesus

This song is an excellent reminder of how we can keep a clear focus and avoid becoming cynical.

Weep With Me

Weep With Me

Even in the midst of tragedy, the steadfast love of God endures.

What Can Stand

What Can Stand

The chorus reminds us that nothing can stand in the way, as it is God who gives baptism its power, and not anything we do.

Desert Song

Desert Song

God provides for us and, in thanksgiving, we are to use our lives to serve others and spread his Gospel.