“You're rewriting my story
And I'm brand new like the morning”
I am currently sitting in a loud, crowded office. People are hustling and bustling about trying to solve the next crisis that will inevitably soon be solved just in time for another crisis to emerge. I can feel the stress and frustration swirling around me now being absorbed by my own heart. So, I turn on this song. As the first few chords play, it’s as if a wave of peace begins to flood my distressed soul. The song is accompanied by a deep breath in and the release of all my tension. I’m back to being centered and free of the stress currently dictating the other souls in this office space.
This song has only been out for about six months, but it has quickly become one of my favorites. In fact, this is now my go to song to calm my nerves and still my heart. This song moves me into peace. It’s light. It’s simple. But it pushes back the fears that plague my mind. Every time I hear it, it’s like a breeze of the crisp morning air of fall sweeps away the scorching sun of summer in my heart. I am fresh, new and reawakened to the beauty of the messy life I live.
The music and lyrics of this song match each other perfectly in feeling and in story. In fact, I find it very difficult to separate the two (though I will give it a try). The music leeks peace while the lyrics communicate the message of a soul at rest.
The music in this song gives me a similar feeling to that of standing on a relaxing beach with a rolling blue waves and cotton-candy skies at sunset. The first few chords of this song start on the pad. It’s simple and focused as only one instrument draws me into the rest of the ballad. The piano lead hits a bright tune that calls to the hope I’m headed for while the melodic and passionate voice of Phil Wickham only further anchor me into the certainty of a God who works all things for my good.
Lyrically, this song seems to gently pick up my beat-up soul, dust it off, and put it right back on it’s feet again. The words throughout this song are simple and tell a story of the Christian’s journey. The verses acknowledge mistakes made and the hopelessness of the past. Yet, the bright chorus that exclaims the love we’ve found that has changed everything. We finally found that the life we crave, the one beyond our wildest dreams, is only found in Christ.
This song is a beautifully crafted piece that I hope you enjoy.
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Jen is a pastor, worship leader, writer, and songwriter living in Napa, California.