In The Stillness

 An original Christian song

  If you've never walked down a country road on a winter night, when the moon is full and casting a pale blue light that reflects off the brilliant white snowdrifts, then you may not be able to fully appreciate this song.

 We used to live just down the road from my parents, and often I would walk over for a visit in the evening. The sun goes down very early in the winter, so I was usually walking home in the dark. But one night as I walked home, the moon was particularly bright. Being out in the country, there were no other neighbours, so the only other light was the one in the distance, that my husband had left on for me. And there wasn't a sound other than the snow crunching under my cars, no animals, and no voices...except the voice of my Lord speaking to my heart. Everything around me was covered by glistening white snow, and any dirt or imperfections that would have been obvious during the day were invisible to my eye; everything appeared pristine in the pale moonlight.
 As I looked up at the sky and praised the Lord for his wondrous creation, my heart was filled with awe, and I marvelled that this God who had created all cared about me. In the stillness of that winter night I pondered God's love for me.

© Deborah Bolack 2000
Arrangement & Piano Apryl (Penner) Jennings
Grafted In

In the stillness of a winter night,
my path illumined by pale moonlight,
I walk alone in the crisp cold air,
and sense my Saviour's presence there.
A pure white blanket covers the ground.
God's wondrous creation all a round.
In the vast expanse of stars I see
a glimpse of his glory and majesty.
In the stillness of that starry night,
my path ahead appears clear and bright.
I walk along in silent prayer,
and know a peace beyond compare.
In the stillness I hear God's voice resound,
proclaiming his presence all around.
How could any mortal fail to see
the wonders my Lord has revealed to me?
In the stillness I ponder God's love for me.
The creator of all came to set me free.
Praise wells up deep within,
for the one who died to take my sin.
Toward the heavens I life my face,
giving thanks for God's amazing grace!
In the stillness I ponder God's love for me.
In the stillness I ponder God's love for me.
In the stillness I ponder God's love for me.

Psalm 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

Psalm 8: 3-4 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; what is man that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?

Psalm 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

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