I love songs that resonate with Scripture. They give me a framework to stand when I don’t know what to say or sing. Today I heard this song for the first time. It’s called ‘Sovereign over us’ and is by Aaron Keyes. It’s based on tremendous truths in Jeremiah 29:11 and in Genesis 50:20, verses which have upheld me for many years. Whatever we are going through, God is in control, working all things together for good, sovereign over all and over us.

There is strength within the sorrow,
There is beauty in our tears.
You meet us in our mourning,
With a love that casts out fear
You are working in our waiting,
Sanctifying us
When beyond our understanding, You’re teaching us to trust

Your plans are still to prosper,
You have not forgotten us;
You’re with us in the fire and the flood.
Faithful forever, perfect in love
You are sovereign over us.

You are wisdom unimagined;
Who could understand your ways?
Reigning high above the heavens,
Reaching down in endless grace
Youʼre the Lifter of the lowly, compassionate and kind
You surround and You uphold me,
Your promises are my delight.

Even what the enemy means for evil
You turn it for our good, You turn it for our good and for Your glory
Even in the valley You are faithful
Youʼre working for our good, Youʼre working for our good and for Your glory

(Words & Music by Aaron Keyes, Bryan Brown, and Jack Mooring.
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‘Sovereign over us’, Aaron Keyes