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NOW OUR GOD

The story behind the song

 

"Now Our God" was written August 5, 2000 at Fransted Campground in Franconia New Hampshire (around 1pm).  My family and church friends were attending a 4-day outdoor Christian concert (Inside-Out Soul Festival). Everyone else in the group had gone off to the concert, and I remained behind, alone, waiting for a friend to arrive from Massachusetts.
 
I had been going through a significant "dry-spell" in songwriting, and had asked the Lord to use this camping trip to help me write again.  While sitting on a picnic table with my guitar and journal, under a birch tree, I pulled out the Bible and turned to I Chronicles 29.
 
My desire was to base a new song on the text that I previously used for "Thine, O Lord".  This effort resulted in "Yours Is The Greatness".  After singing "Yours Is The Greatness" through several times, I noticed it ended on an emotional high  "You reign!" and left the singer waiting for a resolution.
 
My eyes moved to verse 13 "Now, our God, we give You thanks".  Although I wasn't planning on writing a second song, God allowed "Now Our God" to flow out spontaneously.  All I needed to do was write it down as fast as God gave it to me.  For this song, I was simply a transcriber for the Lord.
 
Although quite basic, "Now Our God" is one of my favorites, and seems to be enjoyed by others around the world.

 

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