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Chris Tomlin – Sovereign lyrics

Sovereign in the mountain air
Sovereign on the ocean floor
With me in the calm
With me in the storm

Sovereign in my greatest joy
Soverign in my deepest cry
With me in the dark
With me at the dawn

In your everlasting arms
All the pieces of my life
From beginning to the end
I can trust you

In your never failing love
You work everything for good
God whatever comes my way
I will trust you

Sovereign in the mountain air
Sovereign on the ocean floor
With me in the calm
With me in the storm

Sovereign in my greatest joy
Sovereign in my deepest cry
With me in the dark
With me at the dawn

In your everlasting arms
All the pieces of my life
From beginning to the end
I can trust you

In your never failing love
You work everything for good
God whatever comes my way
I will trust you

God whatever comes my way
I will trust you

All my hopes
All I need
Held in your hands

All my life
All of me
Held in your hands

All my fears
All my dreams
Held in your hands

All my hopes
All I need
Held in your hands

All my life
All of me
Held in your hands

All my fears
All my dreams
Held in your hands

In your everlasting arms
All the pieces of my life
From beginning to the end
I can trust you

In your never failing love
You work everything for good
God whatever comes my way
I will trust you

God whatever comes my way
I will trust you

God whatever comes my way
I will trust you



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    Steve H Hakes
    “You work everything for good” might exceed Paul’s meaning, especially out of Paul’s context: does this overplay sovereignty to the point of Determinism?; did the anguish that led to suicide pan out as good?. My main problem is the repeated boast in our constancy – “I will, I will, I will”, and I prefer the humbler subjunctive “I would, I would” - earnest desire whether we achieve the goal or not: I trust God’s will more than my will: or Tomlin could have used the able (“I can, I can”). The song is what I call either a td0 (to God in general) or td1 (to God the father) song, neither breaking from prayer to sing to others (so not pd – polydirectional) or switching to Jesus (Td2) or the spirit (Td3). Therefore, I admire its consistency of direction of vision. In short, the song seeks to canvass God as greatness, and contextualises us within his care. Great, boasting in God is as it should be, but without boasting in me please, Chris.
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