tunes || sovereign over us


This song has been filling our home and our car for the past 2 weeks, ever since my sister told my mom who told me about it. Tears streamed down my face as I first listened to this song. The encouragement of the words could not have been more timely, and, truly, they shall always be timely. I love the honesty of the song -- the honesty that there are tears and sorrow, there's mourning and fear, there's waiting and there's a struggle to trust because we truly don't comprehend. And I love the beautiful replies to the honest struggles that are in the song -- the references to precious verses in Scripture (Jeremiah 29:11, Isaiah 55:8,9, Romans 8:28, Genesis 50:20, Psalm 146:6, 35:27, 145:14) -- the simple, profound, loving truths that the Lord has given us to meditate on, hold to, and remember all our days. This song exalts the unchanging, unfailing, perfectly loving character of our God and His wisdom and perfect plan. Whether the plan He is working in us, through us, or around us, He is always working; and reminding ourselves of the comforting truth that He is SOVEREIGN OVER US should be an unending and resounding reminder that we never cease to remind ourselves us.


SOVEREIGN OVER US 

There is strength within the sorrow

There is beauty in our tears

You meet us in our mourning 

With a love that casts out fear

You are working in our waiting

You're sanctifying us

When beyond our understanding

Your teaching us to trust

 

Your plans are still to prosper

You have not forgotten us

You're with us in the fire and the flood

You're faithful forever

Perfect in love

You are sovereign over us

 

You are wisdom unimagined

Who could understand Your ways

Reigning high above the heavens

Reaching down in endless grace

You're the lifter of the lowly

Compassionate and kind

You surround and You uphold me

And Your promises are my delight

 

Your plans are still to prosper

You have not forgotten us

You're with us in the fire and the flood

You're faithful forever

Perfect in love

You are sovereign over us

 

Even what the enemy means for evil

You turn it for our good

You turn it for our good and for Your glory

Even in the valley You are faithful

You're working for our good

You're working for our good and for Your glory

 

Your plans are still to prosper

You have not forgotten us

You're with us in the fire and the flood

You're faithful forever

Perfect in love

You are sovereign over us

 

by Aaron Keyes, Bryan Brown, & Jack Mooring