The Hope That Lies In You – A Sound In The Darkness

Last Saturday evening I posted about the song Accidents Can Happen and it’s place in my life just prior to slipping into a darkness that would last a couple of years, until I had nowhere left to turn except to God.  Again I post about a song that featured in my bleak world, that I don’t really know how it fitted in, why I held onto it, but didn’t understand it, it’s message was clear or it is now anyway, but despite listening to it dozens of times in those lost years, I never grasped that hope, not until that whisper.

When I look back I see that I added this song to my iPod in June 2010, right in the middle of the turmoil, not before, but right in the heart of it.  At that time I was into Christian rock music and contemporary Christian music, but at that time I stayed away from anything that I would now consider worship music, inspirational music yes, but anything that openly worshipped God or Jesus I would maybe add to my iPod, but not to my regular playlist, a few made it through, mainly by artists like Casting Crowns, Third Day and Tenth Avenue North, etc, but not many, I have rediscovered many since embracing God, looking back I’ve found many songs on there which I had previously dismissed, songs of both inspiration and worship.

But this song made it to my favourites playlist and it actually became one of the songs that I would just listen to, not wait for it to come around as part of a random shuffle, I would actually search for it, play it and even sing along to it.  I obviously heard the music and the words, I would sing it, but I still found myself lacking any hope.

It is quite simply a beautiful song with a fantastic message, a message that this week is more relevant than ever.  This week has seen our own small town have it’s community rattled by an explosion, seen parts of Oklahoma reduced to rubble by a tornado and then in Woolwich, London, a young soldier brutally murdered in broad daylight, quite simply this is what we need right now:

We need your hope to come down
We need your grace to pour out
We need your love to shine down
We need the face of God now

I don’t know why, but I loved this song when I first heard it, I loved it in my darkness, maybe subconsciously I was holding on to the hope the lyrics talked about, but I didn’t feel the hope, I sang the words, but didn’t believe, but I love the song now as much as I ever have.

I’ve wanted to use the song a few times before, but again I couldn’t find a youtube video, so with a little time this afternoon to relax, I thought I would put one together for it, as I thought it was time to share the sentiments, I hope you enjoy the song as much as I do.

THE HOPE THAT LIES IN YOU by THE GLORIOUS UNSEEN
We can hear the sound of all creation sing
A song to heal the earth
A song to spark a dream
Where are you optimists?
We need your strength in this
There’s a stirring in your soul
That cannot be controlled
This is the hope that lies in you

We can hear the sound of all the earth rejoice
With angels all around
Lifting up their voice
Where are you hopeful ones?
Have we come undone?
There’s a stirring in your soul
That cannot be controlled
This is the hope that lies in you

Through all the questioning
You’ve been the hope in me
Despite uncertainty
You’ve been the only constant thing
When I’m struggling
You keep on loving me the same
This is the hope that lies in you

Come Down
We need your hope to come down
We need your grace to pour out
We need your love to shine down
We need the face of God now

4 thoughts on “The Hope That Lies In You – A Sound In The Darkness

  1. Pastor Roland Ledoux

    What a beautiful piece of worship! I used to be a Praise and Worship leader “back a ways” and this IS truly wonderful. So is your testimony, which I mentioned before. I love the transparency of your heart Wayne and I believe the Holy Spirit has even greater works for you. You definitely inspire me!
    God bless you continually!

    Reply
  2. jalal michael sabbagh.http://gravatar.com/jmsabbagh86@gmail.com

    Simply wonderful .Amen.Thank you for liking my post (Memorial day..) Blessings and regards.jalal

    Reply

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