In the beginning, God shaped the world with a song

Made man in His image, shaped him to sing along

 

Til sin muffled the melody, til death stifled the sound,

Til all that was good seemed buried underground

 

We were choked by silence, we were doomed for death

Haunted by hate, oppressed with each breath

 

But soon a new sound: the shaking of the tomb

The beating of a crushed heart, a place of death now a womb

 

After how cruelly we mocked Him, after all that we've done,

After we pierced His hands, after we crucified the Son

 

Would He really to love us like this? To still invite us to praise?

Would He dare to sing over us for all of our days?

 

The song we've forgotten—what if it's not really lost?

What if the Song Maker Himself endured the full cost?

 

What if, in spite of it all, He bids us, "Come near!"

What if He's not far away, but right here?

 

“I waited patiently for the Lord;

he inclined to me and heard my cry.

He drew me up from the pit of destruction,

out of the miry bog,

and set my feet upon a rock,

making my steps secure.

He put a new song in my mouth,

a song of praise to our God.

Many will see and fear,

and put their trust in the Lord.”

Psalm 40:1-3


 Every year at Story & Soul Weekend, we share a creating retelling of the Big Story of the Bible. It's become a meaningful tradition that renews our affection for God and His Word. This year, we'd love for you to join us for The Story of Song. You can learn more and register here.

[Video by Hannah Beam Creative; Vocals by Kim Boeving; Arrangement/Recording by Alan Goodwin Music]