When sin and sorrow seize me,
When the darkness overcomes,
Lord, take me where mountains sing,
Where the rocks and waters hum,
Where lyres find an ocean breeze,
And the waves and palm trees strum.
Sing a soothing song over me,
Like David played for Saul,
And chase away my enemies,
My heartaches, and my faults,
Lift my heart with Your Voice of Peace,
To take away my grief,
And raise a melody of grace,
To bring my soul relief.
When demons taunt me to fear,
And the harps of nature fail,
Take me to the Tree of Tears,
Where Satan’s old songs were nailed,
Then teach me the Psalmist’s cheer,
Where Lyrics of Hope prevail.
When the dirge of death is queued,
And my final breath is played,
Remake my voice for Your tune,
As an instrument of grace,
Then I’ll sing it back to You,
As an everlasting praise.
Behind the lines
The thought of God singing over us, soothing our souls, then one day teaching us our unique song so we can sing it back to Him. If He rejoices and sings for us, what language does He use?
The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing. (Zephaniah 3:17)