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Newsboys – In The Hands Of God lyrics

We have raised our hopes and our cities high
We have followed fragile dreams
But only One could take the measure of our goals
And we've stumbled over the trials of life
And we've wrestled the unseen
But only One can calm the storm inside our souls

In the hands of God we will fall
Rest for the restless, and the weary
Hope for the sinner
In the hands of God we stand tall
Hands that are mighty to deliver
Giving us freedom

When our strength gave way to the weight of guilt
'Til we strained for every breath
Only One could lift our shame and make us well
And when all is finished and we face
The fearsome power of death
Only One has overcome the gates of hell

You're amazing
You're amazing, You are
And we praise You, Lord
For what Your hands have done

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  • m
    I think this comes from the bible - 2 Samuel 24: 14 where King David said Let me fall into the hand of the Lord and not into the hand of man. He had done something wrong and God gave him three choices of punishment, and he chose to "fall" into God's hand because "his mercy is very great." I took this song to be kind of about a nation that may be in line for correction but when people pray, God can bless them again.
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  • u
    I am grateful that when life attacks god is there. We ask him to protect us and guide us through the trouble that befell us. Problem is, we hang on to the worry everyday and carry it around like a bag of bricks, weighing us down to the point we are tired, consumed by fear and weary from it all. This song helped loosen that fear for me. Reminding me that god will comfort you as he helps you. We have to drop that bag of bricks and not worry. As hard as that is to do we must walk in faith and trust in the lord. Amen!
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  • u
    The meaning of this song to me is about the power of the hands of god almighty through his son jesus christ, who loves us, who is faithful and consistent with his nature and presence and power in our lives. This song is great reminder about the true and only god and the power of his hands as a symbol who holds us, affirm us, love us and heal us. My prayer is that anyone who hears this song, is touched deeply by the lyrics and the music of it. You go newsboys :)
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  • u
    It means for me that in my search for inner peace, god is the one to whom I must look. I love the newsboys' sound, but I love even more the insight that the newsboys show in their lyrics. Maybe a false guilt/misplaced responsibility is the reason that when I get stressed out over life I literally "strain for every breath" and my "strength gives way. " I try to be all things to all people and don't stand back and ask the lord to do the work, then I feel guilty that I can't wave my magic wand and make it all better for everyone. And maybe my responsibility lies more in the realm of prayer and less in the realm of playing superwoman.
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  • u
    This means that once we are done doing god's will for our lives, the plan he has for us, once it is done, we get to be with him, he has overcome the gates of hell. Christ carried the cross that was meant for me. We fall in god's hands because that is how much we need him, he is our strength when we are weak. He is who we run to in time of need but he should be who we talk to everyday, not just in a time of urgent need.
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