SONG OF THE MONTH

Our Song of the Month series focuses on building and broadening the repertoire of songs we sing in corporate worship. The first week of every month the music team will introduce the song as an offertory and then we will sing it the next 2-3 weeks corporately. We hope this process is a helpful and effective way for us to learn new music, explore different musical themes and genres, and give us a good variety of sound in our music. Please feel free to check out our current Song of the Month below along with the VIDEO link and attached LEAD SHEET for your to learn the song on your own!

Never Shakes Never Will

Words & Music: Kirk Sauers, Paul Ranheim

2020 Bold Canary Music (Admin. by Kirk Sauers) and Mellow Toad Music (Admin. by Paul Ranheim Music)

Where does my help come from? 
Where does my help come from? 
When trouble rolls and the tempest blows 
And my hope is gone? 
 
Where can my faith be strong? 
Yeah where can my faith be strong? 
When all I hear is the voice of fear 
And it rages on? 
 
CHORUS:
I lift my eyes to the heavens 
I lift my eyes to the hills 
My Lord surrounds me like mountains 
He never shakes, never shakes, never will 

 
What if my world should fall? 
What if my world should fall? 
When I’m left betrayed or my riches fade 
And I lose it all? 
 
Where does my help come from? 
Where does my help come from? 
When trouble rolls and the tempest blows? 
And my hope is gone? 
 
CHORUS 
 
BRIDGE: 
My God is with me 
A fortress mighty 
His river runs to make me glad 
No pain is stronger, 
No night is longer 
Nothing can break the rock on which I stand


 

October 2021

Songs of the Month Archives

June 2021: "He Alone is God" (Thompson/Ward)

July 2021: "Rejoice" (Kensrue/Townend)

September 2021: "Take My Heart With Altar Fire" (Hicks/Vargas/Lee)

October 2021: "Never Shakes Never Will" (Sauers/Ranheim)

November 2021:

December 2021:

Our song for October is "Never Shakes Never Will" by Kirk Sauers and Paul Ranheim. This song is based on Psalm 121, a well known Psalm of Ascent that was used to encourage and strengthen the Israelite people as they endured the often weary pilgrimage up the Jerusalem. As people still living in a fallen world, our journey is often marked by hardship, death, disease, frustration, discouragement, disappointment and it is in these moments when we are tempted to despair or seek out earthly comforts. However, as the psalmist so beautifully articulates, our only hope truly comes from the mighty hand of our Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. We are under the care and protection of our almighty Creator who cannot and will not be shaken. May our journey through life be marked by a growing trust in the Lord as we fix our eternal hope on Christ and the power of the gospel and may these truths give us courage and strength to push forward through the "valleys" of our life, knowing that God is in complete control and will keep us to the very end.

"I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore. (Psalm 121)

"This phrase, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of things that are shaken—that is, things that have been made—in order that the things that cannot be shaken may remain. Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire." (Hebrews 12:27-29)