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It's ok with me!

You bring peace

Added 4th October 2010


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You bring peace but not as the world gives,
you bring joy in the midst of our grief,
you're the light who shines in our darkness,
you bring hope when we struggle to see.
Prince of Peace,
Everlasting Father,
Mighty God,
so wonderful to me. 
Those walking in darkness have seen a great light
as the dawn breaks, shattering shadows.
The valley of death holds no fear in the night
for he's with us; God is with us. 

This started off as a setting of the famous passage from Isaiah 9, which I imagined using both at Christmas and other times of the year. As I dug into the text it struck me how this promise of a coming messiah is given to a people in the midst heartache and grief, suffering and loss. This inspired the tone - sombre and reflective, but with a strong note of hope and trust. Shortly after I finished it, we were asked to sing it at the funeral of our friend Paul, who died of cancer, and it was testimony to his trust in a God who walks with us in the dark places. I pray it might minister to you and those in your congregation who are going through the 'valley of the shadow of death'.

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