I am happy to announce that our regular blog will be kicking off on Monday 11 January and we are looking forward to sharing our thoughts, experiences and reflections on what God is showing us through His beautiful creation, daily life and His word.
That being said, today’s post is just something I was inspired by and would like to share with you all. May you be blessed by the beautiful words of this song and the story behind them.
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Thousands of years ago, David said, ““Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.” (Psalm 139:16) God knows every one of our days and holds them in his hand before we even live them.
Looking back at 2020, that might be a difficult truth to grasp. But it’s still true. The foundation for our hope lies in one place: the promises of God revealed fully to us in the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. If God would give his only Son to pay for our sins, how will he not also give us every good thing? (Rom. 8:32) Even when those “good things” look like 2020, we can be confident God is using them for our eternal joy and his eternal glory. That is just the knowledge we need to give us faith and hope as we look forward to 2021.
This past year one of the Sovereign Grace songwriters, Dave Fournier, brought a set of lyrics to our songwriting retreat called, “All of Our Tomorrows,” eventually set to a beautiful tune by Ryan Foglesong. The song is a prayer that acknowledges and prays for God’s careful, wise, personal, and faithful involvement in the lives of those Christ has redeemed. It speaks to our need for guidance in the future, comfort in loss, and strength for all our days.
We recorded a simple video of the song this year and plan to record a full version next year. We pray God would use this song and the truth it proclaims as a means of faith, comfort, and hope for all of your tomorrows.
This spinning world by Your own hand
Hurls ever on around the sun
The seasons march at Your command The old departs, the new year comes
And though celestial is Your gaze
You search and care for all our ways
We offer up to You this day And all of our tomorrows
May zealous youth and cautious age
Determine not the steps we choose
Great Shepherd, guide us through each day
Oh, how we want to follow You
Come Living Way, our way make clear
Let perfect love drive out our fear
Be Thou our vision, now and here
And all of our tomorrows
When winter makes us reminisce
Of warmer days so distant now
Of cherished saints the sun once kissed
Whose beauty passed behind the clouds
Let all our fond and longing tears
Remind us we are pilgrims here
We trust You, Sovereign of our years
With all of our tomorrows
Hands to the plow, we’re pressing on
And running hard to win the prize
Empowered by the love of God
With grace before and grace behind
For lo, what hope before us stands
You finish all that You began
Eternal joy is in Your hands
And all of our tomorrows
Written by Dave Fournier and Ryan Foglesong Vocals: McKenzie Fuller Piano: Bob Kauflin Produced and edited by Grace Nixon Filmed by Bekah Heid and Grace Nixon Assistant engineering: Caleb Grunau © 2020 Sovereign Grace Worship/ASCAP, Sovereign Grace Praise/BMI (adm. worldwide at CapitolCMGPublishing.com, excluding the UK & Europe which is adm. by Integrity Music). Sovereign Grace Music, a division of Sovereign Grace Churches. All rights reserved. CCLI #7167554