His Grip Is Sure – Stay Strong!

I’m working on something else for the blog, but in the meantime I want to share this Newsboys song that I discovered and really enjoy. It’s uplifting. One of the things I really liked about Peter Furler’s Newsboys is that he relied on actual Bible verses for the songs, even with Shine, as silly as some of ther verses were.

Here are the lyrics:

Here in the moment now
A bitter root
A wondering eye and then
The ties that bind start wearing thin
Thin
Here in the moment now
When all that youve been blessed with
Is not enough
Hes where the ground gets loose
Hes where the devils calls you bluff

Stay strong
You are not lost
Come on and fix your eyes ahead
Theres a new dawn to light our day
Our day
Youve got to stay strong
You and I run
For the prize that lies ahead.
Weve come too far to lose our way
Our way

We’ve seen the tragic flaws
The tortured souls
The saints with feet of clay
Heres where sin becomes clich
Weve come through wilderness and watched
The cloud by day
The burning sky into dawn
Have you forgotten who you are?
Did you forget whose trip youre on?

Stay strong
You are not lost
Come on and fix your eyes ahead
Theres a new dawn to light our day
Our day
Weve gotta stay strong
You and I run
For the prize that lies ahead
Weve come too far to lose our way
Our way

Get up, theres further to go
Get up, theres more to be done
Get up, this witness is sure
Get up, this race can be won.
This race can be won.

Weve gotta stay strong
You are not lost
Come on and fix your eyes ahead
Our Fathers dawn will light our day
Our day
Come on and stay strong
His grip is sure
And His patience still endures
Therell be no letting go today
No way.
Come on and stay strong
You and I run
For the prize that lies ahead.
Weve come too far to lose our way
Our way

You can watch them sing this in concert here:
I think this song breaks rules for Christian contemporary in that he goes a bit beyond “vague struggles” with the bitter root and the wandering eye of sin.
Hope you enjoy the song, too. And Stay Strong!
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