When I Hear the Thunder

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I want to do something a little different today. Because of time constraints and my increasingly busy schedule, I had to quit doing the Song of the Day blog a while back, but this weekend, I heard a song that I feel I need to share. I was getting dressed Sunday morning when the song came on my Spotify playlist. It was sung by a group who is not even singing anymore as far as I know. As I listened to the words, I had to stop what I was doing because I could no longer see through the tears that filled my eyes. I walked into the dining room to see if Jason was listening, and he was already on his way to get me. In his words, “This is a Dana song.” Oh, how it blessed me, and I pray it will bless you too. I have no idea who the author is, but I believe it is someone who has experienced unmet expectations and difficult spiritual battles. Anyway, enjoy!


When I Hear the Thunder

Sometimes at night I cry myself to sleep
After everybody else has gone to bed
Knowing once again I've gotten in too deep
And the waters will soon be above my head
And I beg of you to change the world around me
So tomorrow won't be looking quite so dim
And I awake to the waters deep enough to drown me
But through it all you taught me how to swim

And when I hear the thunder, and I think I'm going under,
I remember you're the Lifter of my head
You've had a thousand chances to change my circumstances,
But thank you, Lord, for changing me instead.

There are times I can't help feeling lost
Like a ship drifting on the open sea
And the wind and waves leave me pitched and tossed
And a storm begins to build inside of me
And I beg of you to change the world around me
As fear and faith are fighting for control
Amid the raging waters swirling all around me
You've become the anchor for my soul

And when I hear the thunder, and I think I'm going under,
I remember you're the Lifter of my head
You've had a thousand chances to change my circumstances,
But thank you, Lord, for changing me instead.