Filed Under (Song of the Week) by Rob on 10-03-2012

Right now, I’m entering one of the biggest transition times of my life: returning to the UK after 7 years in Africa. I guess that’s where some of the sentiment of this song comes from.

However, I think there’s something in it for everyone; life is tough in this day and age. Yet the good news is that help is at hand! This song is a call to perserverance, but also to trust in God, whatever the situation.
See also Romans 8:37.

I found the words to the chorus in this daily reading from ‘Our Daily Bread’ and was immediately drawn to them. Written by someone called ‘Fitzhugh’. I’m guessing many years ago, and yet the words are just as powerful and meaningful today. Although I’ve googled Fitzhugh over and over, I cannot find out any more than his/her surname! If anyone knows any more, please do let me know!

For me, this is one of the most beautiful tunes I’ve composed (discovered?). It’s a lovely chord sequence, but had not been used in any recent songs I know. Sorry my voice is sounding a bit dodgy this week!

In a world gone mad we look to you

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Intro/interlude: Em__Am__Bsus4__B7__Em

In a world gone mad we look to You
Eternal Hope, Your words are true
The road ahead is long and tough
We know Your grace will be enough

Though danger lurks on every side
In Christ our Lord we will abide
Our God is strong, our hope is sure
In Him alone we are secure

Though trials and temptations come
I put my faith in Him alone
He is my strength and He is my song
When I am weak, then He is strong

We need you more than ever now
So by your spirit show us how
To face the storm and trust in You
For by your grace we’ll make it through

2 Comments posted on "Song of the Week no.10"
Paul Gideon Dann on March 14th, 2012 at 1:00 pm #

A very good song indeed. Well done 🙂

paul neeley on March 22nd, 2012 at 5:03 am #

I really like this song, Rob!