A blog about current Christian songs that have strong, deep lyrics and can be used in contemporary or blended Christian Worship formats.

Promises by Sanctus Real

Today’s strong worship song is the new song Promises by the group Sanctus Real. It is so new that it hasn’t been released yet. The official release date is October 9, 2012. The writers of this song are Matt Hammitt, Chris Rohman, Mark Graalman and Pete Provost. I like this song because it is both real life and real comfort for those living in real life. In this broken world real life means facing unexpected trouble.  In the midst of trouble we may not know what to pray or where to go. The lyrics point us in the right direction, to the Word of God and to the promises of God.

The sound quality on the YouTube video is not the greatest. I will update this post when clearer ones are available.

Scripture references include Romans 10:17, John 17:17, Romans 8:28, Jeremiah 31:3, Romans 3:3, Hebrews 11:1, Romans 8:38-39, and Psalm 145:13.

Sometimes it’s hard to keep believing In what you can’t see
That everything happens for a reason
Even the worst life brings
If you’re reaching for an answer
And you don’t know what to pray
Just open up the pages Let His word be your strength
And hold on to the promises (Hold tight)
Hold on to the promises (Alright)
Jesus is alive so hold tight Hold on to the promises
All things work for the good Of those who love God
He holds back nothing that will heal you
Not even His own Son
His love is everlasting
His faithfulness unending
Oh, if God is for us who can be against us
So if you feel weak Neither life, nor death
Could separate us From the eternal love
Of our God who saves us

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