No Longer My Own (music)

Concerned about what’s happening in our world?

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Concerned about what’s happening in our world?

Me, too.

The first radio single from the new album released earlier this week. You can actually get it now as the “instant gratification” song during itunes’ pre-sale and receive the rest of the songs on August 7th, the “official” release date (and, of course, you can always order the hard CD through the web store, I’ll even sign it). But, back to my story…

One afternoon I had carved out some time for songwriting, only I didn’t know yet what I would write about. I had been burdened by the constant barrage of evil in the world, the reports of believers being persecuted and beheaded, and the increase in moral decay in our nation. That’s where my head space was. As I stared out at my backyard, I remember asking God what He would have me write that day. Then I went straight to the piano and wrote “Overcome.” It’s a message I need to hear. It’s a message I believe He wants us all to hear, especially as the Day is fast approaching.

What would you have me to write?
What would you have me to tell the world?
What could I possibly say?
How could I possibly change the way things are?
With so many hurting
Ominous evil and darkness is lurking
Where is the good in the world anymore, Lord?

Tell them I AM here. I am watching it all.
Please don’t fear. Don’t you know I have overcome?

Lord, I confess I’m afraid
Too scared to stand up against the tide
Better to just play it safe
Though it’s getting harder to look away
When love looks like justice and mercy
To love without limit ’cause no one can hurt me
Father, forgive them for they don’t know what they are doing

Tell them I AM here. I am watching it all.
Please don’t fear. Don’t you know I have overcome?
Tell them I AM here. I am lifting you up.
The end is near. Don’t you know I have overcome?
Haven’t I already overcome?

I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace…
I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace…

CHORUS

I AM here. I AM with you. I’m coming back for you. It won’t be long.

Ever so thankful for John 16:33. He thought of everything.

Practicing peace…

Cheri