Filed Under (Song of the Week) by Rob on 12-04-2012

Yes, Song of the Week is back! Having ‘escaped’ from Mali, I’m currently in Senegal and finally have the chance to compose some more songs!

It’s funny where the inspiration for song words comes from. In this case, I was in my wife’s classroom in Bamako (before the coup) and saw Deuteronomy 31:8 on the board. The words immediately struck me as being good song material, so I made a note of them. Here’s it is:

“The LORD himself will go ahead of you, He will be with you; He will never leave you, He’ll never desert you. So don’t be afraid; don’t lose hope.”

Of course, at the time I had no idea how significant these words would be to me and the whole family in the days to follow, but the verse is certainly true and God was with us throughout the curfews, the gunfire, the powercuts and the constant fear of what may or may not happen next.

Here’s the song (it works in a round):

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The Lord will go before you
In every step you take
And He will not desert you
Whatever choice you make
So do not be discouraged
Or gripped by pain and fear
Just rest on the assurance
That the Lord is always near

He will never leave you
He will never forsake you
He will never leave you
He will never forsake you

2 Comments posted on "Song of the Week no.13"
Tim Tillinghast on April 12th, 2012 at 9:12 pm #

Rob, Once again God is incredible. I checked back over here to get a link to the song you taught us during retreat. and I saw THIS which is my life verse. . . . What an encouragement.

J Parkinson on April 13th, 2012 at 9:43 am #

Very appropriate for living and travelling in Africa, Rob!