Thursday, April 30, 2009

Desert Song - An Anthem

Recently Jon at Stuff Christians Like asked the question, "What's your anthem?" I didn't give it a whole lot of thought at the time. But this week I've discovered a new (to me) song that I would like to make mine.

My dear friend Sara found it and thought it would encourage me, so yesterday she sent me a link to a video of it on YouTube. I loved it and bought it from iTunes, then listened to it all afternoon. Here are the lyrics--may they inspire and encourage you, too:

"Desert Song"
by Brooke Fraser (Hillsong)

This is my prayer in the desert
When all that's within me feels dry
This is my prayer in my hunger and need
My God is the God who provides

This is my prayer in the fire
In weakness or trial or pain
There is a faith proved of more worth than gold
So refine me Lord through the flame

I will bring praise
I will bring praise
No weapon formed against me shall remain
I will rejoice
I will declare
God is my victory and He is here

This is my prayer in the battle
When triumph is still on its way
I am a conqueror and co-heir with Christ
So firm on His promise I'll stand

All of my life
In every season
You are still God
I have a reason to sing
I have a reason to worship

This is my prayer in the harvest
When favour and providence flow
I know I'm filled to be emptied again
The seed I've received I will sow


Emily said...

Great song to have as an anthem. Love the words. There is so much in it that encourages. I especially loved the part of being co-heir with Christ.

BTW, I have also been encouraged reading your Cross-centered series from "My Journey". You touched on so much that resonated with me, I think I plan to read it again. God really has blessed you with the gift of words.

Also , thanks for your comments. You really have been kind...and encouraging (sorry, I guess I've probably reached my limit on this word for today).

Looking forward to reading so much more.

Anonymous said...

You know how I love Brooke Fraser. That's a good song, I think Bethany posted it on her blog too a while back. Maybe it was a different one. But the lyrics are great.

Amy said...

Danielle, I don't know how or why it is that I'm just now discovering how fantastic Brooke Fraser is! I remember you posting about her a long time ago, and hearing about Albertine on Bob Kauflin's blog, too. I thought I even checkout her mySpace then?! I don't know, but I've been missing out! I bought Albertine this morning and have been listening nonstop all day. LOVE IT. Is her older album any good? I'm tempted to buy it, too!

Anonymous said...

I don't know about her older album. I know it did well on the charts (in Australia) but haven't listened to it. I just listened to "Albertine" again last night. I think she's just such a wonderful songwriter!

ibeeeg said...

Thanks for posting this post. I love this song. I really like Brooke Fraser.
This really is a great anthem song.