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Scripture References

Further Reflections on Scripture References

Throughout this song we hear the third commandment from Exodus 20:7 and the first petition of the Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 6:9.

See also Psalms 72:19, 99, 115:1, and 135:13.

See also Proverbs 18:20 and John 12:78.

Confessions and Statements of Faith References

Further Reflections on Confessions and Statements of Faith References

What can possibly be so important that it is our first cry in the morning and our last thought at night? Belgic Confession, Article 20 testifies that God gave us “…his Son to die by a most perfect love” and then raised him to life “for our justification in order that by him we might have immortality and eternal life.”


Because of such perfect love, comfort can be found in the words of Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 1, Question and Answer 1: “I belong—body and soul, in life and in death—to my faithful Savior Jesus Christ.” This is our cry—first thing in the morning and last thought at night!


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Tune Information

A♭ Major
Meter refrain



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Hymn Story/Background

Paul Baloche was in Colorado working with the Desperation Band, and he said to Glenn Packiam, “Let’s just get together and worship and sing and pray, and see what happens.” As Paul was doodling on the piano, Glenn started to read Psalm 65, which says, “…where morning dawns, where evening fades, you call forth songs of joy.” Paul started singing and lines kept coming, drawing on different Scripture passages. In twenty minutes they had the first verse and chorus written.  Paul describes it as catching the song as it fell out of the sky, a gift from the Holy Spirit. Over the next few weeks they worked on the second verse and finessing the song.
— Laura de Jong

Composer Information

Paul Baloche (b. June 4, 1962, Maple Shade Township, New Jersey) is one of the best-known modern worship artists and leaders of this day and age. He has written hundreds of songs, many of which have been covered by artists such as Michael W. Smith, Randy Travis, and SonicFlood. He has produced and co-produced albums, such as “God of Wonders” with Marc Byrd and Steve Hindalong. He’s won numerous Dove Awards, including the Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year Award in 2009 for “A New Hallelujah,” which he co-authored with Michael W. Smith and his wife, Debbie Smith. His music has appeared on a number of albums, including the platinum selling WoW worship series. On top of that, he’s written and produced twelve solo albums, and for almost three decades has been the worship pastor at Community Christian Fellowship in Lindale, Texas, where he lives with his singer-songwriter wife, Rita, and their three children.
— Laura de Jong

Author and Composer Information

Glenn Packiam lives with his wife and four children in Colorado Springs, where he is the lead pastor of new life DOWNTOWN, an extension of New Life Church. Packiam has written four books, including Discover the Mystery of Faith and LUCKY: How the Kingdom Comes to Unlikely People. He was one of the founding leaders and songwriters for Desperation Band, and has since released a full-length solo album called Rumors and Revelations, an EP called The Kingdom Lives, and an iTunes LP called The Mystery of Faith. Packiam holds a BA in Theological/Historical Studies and a Masters in Management. After two years of graduate work at Fuller Theological Seminary, he is now beginning a Doctorate in Theology and Ministry at Durham University in the United Kingdom.
— Laura de Jong

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