Reign In Us

I wanted to post a bit about a new song we are planning to do this Sunday as part of our worship service called “Reign In Us” by Starfield.

I heard this song originally when it came out a few years ago, but forgot about it until hearing it at the Marriage Conference a few months ago.  The truths this song is about have a lot to do with what we’ve been discussing in our services: God’s sovereignty and God’s omniscience.

Here are the lyrics:

Verse 1:
You thought of us before the world began to breathe
You knew our names before we came to be
You saw the very day we’d fall away from you
How desperately we need to be redeemed
Lord Jesus, come lead us
We’re desperate for Your touch

Oh great and mighty One
With one desire we come
That You would reign, that You would reign in us
We’re offering up our lives
A living sacrifice
That You would reign, that You would reign in us 

Verse 2:
Spirit of the living God fall fresh again
Come search our hearts and purify our lives
We need Your perfect love we need your discipline
We’re lost unless You guide us with Your light
Lord Jesus, come lead us
We’re desperate for Your touch

We cry out for Your life to refine us
Cry out for Your love to define us
Cry out for Your mercy to keep us blameless until You return

If you’d like to listen to it, the song is available on iTunes here.

A good portion of the verse is taken from Psalm 139 – acknowledging the fact that God, in His omniscience, knew us before we came to be. “Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them” (Psalm 139:16). The whole Psalm is telling of this knowledge, omniscience – even David says, “Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it” (Psalm 139:6). Reflecting on this is so important. It really reminds us that God is not a God of chance. He is purposeful and fully about making His glory known.

The chorus and bridge are such great petitions to God: That He would reign more fully in us and He would refine us, continue His work in us, and that He would make us and keep us blameless until His return.

In the second verse, there is more from Psalm 139 and a rare, but necessary, acknowledgement of our need for the Lord’s discipline in our lives. You don’t see that in many songs and I’m glad it’s there.

I hope that you enjoy this song, find the truths in communicates to be encouraging, and that it may spur us to give praise and glory to God for the reminder of those truths.

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