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When Trials Come

Just a few weeks ago Keith and Kristin Getty released Awaken the Dawn, a new album of contemporary hymns. As I understand it, the album will be available on iTunes and other stores in a couple of weeks. For now you’ll need to buy it direct. Many of the hymns are written by Stuart Townend, set to music by Keith and sung by Kristin (or that’s how I understand the workflow). There are quite a few excellent songs on the album and at least four or five I’d like us to add to the list of songs we sing at church (“Come People of the Risen King,” “Creation Sings the Father’s Song,” “By Faith,” etc).

Here is one that may be my favorite (and not just because of the amazing fiddle playing). It is called “When Trials Come.” It speaks of God’s presence, his comfort, his faithfulness, through times of trial and toil.

When trials come no longer fear
For in the pain our God draws near
To fire a faith worth more than gold
And there His faithfulness is told
And there His faithfulness is told

Within the night I know Your peace
The breath of God brings strength to me
And new each morning mercy flows
As treasures of the darkness grow
As treasures of the darkness grow

I turn to Wisdom not my own
For every battle You have known
My confidence will rest in You
Your love endures Your ways are good
Your love endures Your ways are good

When I am weary with the cost
I see the triumph of the cross
So in it’s shadow I shall run
Till He completes the work begun
Till He completes the work begun

One day all things will be made new
I’ll see the hope You called me to
And in your kingdom paved with gold
I’ll praise your faithfulness of old
I’ll praise your faithfulness of old

You can hear a clip of it here.