Thursday, January 3, 2008

Lord You are always here with me


Back in the days where I was still *cough* young and studying in IMU, this was a favourite song in CF and DUMC. It was a song that really spoke to me; a song I remember loving so much that I wrote down the lyrics and memorized on the LRT one Sat afternoon going down to Plaza Rakyat.

Yet, somehow we always couldn't find the origin of this song or who wrote it. Linda, Su Chuen (if u don't know who they are, it shows how old I am) all couldn't despite trawling the internet.

Two years later, I am no longer in IMU. Many circumstances have changed, difficult moments have shaken me. There seem to be no fast answers nor magic solutions to problems. The night seems to stretch more than days, more than months..going into years.

I must confess that when I heard this song again in DUMC, in our new building, my heart was numb. It seemed so long ago when I last sung this song with real hope.

Yet the song stuck in a forgotten part of my consciousness.
And today, on a whim, I searched for this song, praying that somehow I'll find it, but believing that I won't because I am so used to getting silence or the opposite from God.

Low and behold, somehow, this song is now on the internet!

A small gesture, but so important to my hope starved soul.

I pray that even as we (especially I) journey in this thing call life with its trials and storms, we will remember that God doesn't and has not forgotten us.


G
When the trouble comes
Bm7
I trust in You
Em Bm7
For i know You will lead me through
C G
And i know You are faithful
D
till the end


G D
Lord You are always here with me
Em
There is no changing God in Thee
G Am7
You are the same yesterday
Em D
and today and forevermore
G D
Here on your promises i stand
Em7 C
You hold my future in Your hand
Am7
My solid rock
D
Almighty God
G
I worship you


And when the storms are drawing near
When I'm with You I don't have to fear
You're my shepherd on whom I can depend

Em
Through the day
C D
Through the night
Em7 D
I know You're always be by my side

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

shaloom...
hi my name is edy. i'm from Indonesia,bandung.
mmh,i'm so thankful for this lyrics. i'm so blessed with this song. by the way,,what is IMU?
i'm sorry if my english not good
God bless you all

fun fun ^_^ said...

IMU stands for International Medical University. It's in Malaysia, KL.

Your English is not bad. And happy that this lyrics is able to help you.

Larry said...

Sarah, thanks for posting the song on your blog, it inspired me tremendously as I was meditating on 1 Corinthians 10:1-4. I wrote the following in my spiritual journal, am sharing with you guys. Hope it can encourage whoever reading this. Also hope that you have overcome your wilderness and allowed God to work in you mightly!

1 Corinthians 10:1-4
For I want you to know, brothers, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea, and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, and all ate the same spiritual food, and drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank from the spiritual Rock that followed them, and the rock was Christ.

As the Israelites were marching towards the Promised Land, they were in the wilderness for forty years. During which, God had shown them many miracles, to protect them from enemies (parting of Red Sea), to provide food for them (manna & water from rock), and to guide them (Leadership from Moses). And yet, they disobeyed God time and again, and bow down to foreign gods. Many times we are like the Israelites, we draw close to God once in a while, yet took God’s provision for granted, and disobey Him time and again. However, our God is ever loving and faithful. Despite all this He was with the Israelites ALL THE WAY two thousand years ago in the desert; He is also with us in this tough journey of life ALL THE WAY.

In the book of Corinthians, Paul drew comparisons between Christ and the Rock that quenched the thirst of ALL Israelites. (Mentioned 3 times in Exodus & Numbers) Similarly, Christ is here with us today to quench our spiritual thirst & nourish our soul.

Imagine how unlikely it is for water to gush out of a rock in the middle of the desert, but yet God provided it through Christ the rock! Likewise as bleak as our situations might be, trust that God will provide in ways we cannot imagine. Let’s walk by faith and not by sight!

Anonymous said...

Hi,

Can somebody please help me where can i get an mp3 of this song or maybe you could download so I could hear it..

Thanks and God bless

~HRY~ said...

Shalom....
I visited DUMC for the first time today. The sermont by Ps Daniel Ho was interesting & motivating. The best part was, I was introduced to this song "Lord You Are Always Here With Me" at the closing of the service. It was so beautifully sung by our sisters & brothers on stage & the band played it wonderfully too, I must say. I recorded the song on my cellphone but it's pretty soft with a lot of attenuation by nearby people's conversations. Not satisfied with that, I rushed to a sister on duty of AV equipments (everyone else had left) after service & asked for the title of the song. So I googled for this song title which explains how i landed on your blog. I don't think i've heard of this song at my church. I am glad to have accepted my colleague's invitation to visit DUMC today!
Where can i download this song?

fun fun ^_^ said...

Hi,

First of all thank you all for visiting this website. I'm the moderator of this website (almost dying! lols) and it's a blessing reading all the comments.

I want to apologise, especially to those earlier comments for not replying sooner.

To all who want to have the MP3, I have no idea where you can download but I have the MP3. It may not be the exact version you want but if you're interested maybe I can send to your gmail. Just give me your email add.

Hope that helps and God bless.

Helen said...

fun fun, please send the MP3 to littleheifer@hotmail.com

thanks!

Ang said...

hi =) like some of them, i stumbled on your site cos i was trying to find the original composer of this song but i can't seem to find who...
anyway, could i also request for the mp3 for the song? I don't have it but the only way i can hear this song is on this site.. http://www.esnips.com/doc/92a29779-4a87-4c62-b178-d5006a985396/Lord%20You%20are%20always%20here%20with%20me

I dno if your version's anything like this but just having the mp3 for this song will be more than enough! ^^
my emails boaz.ang@gmail.com

Thanks a lot! =)

Vivien said...

Hey, i love this song too. It bring me faith back to God. Please email to me as well. Thanks
fee_vien@hotmail.com

Thanks lot ya!

Anonymous said...

Hey
I also found this site trying to find an mp3 of the song. I happen to know it's written by a Swedish composer Bo Järpehag, who wrote it both in Swedish and English.
And the recording the other user posted here is the original (exactly what I was looking for) from Livets Ord (Word of Life) church´ worship CD from Uppsala, Sweden.

I'm from Finland and our worship band is going to play this song in Finnish at our Easter celebration.

fun fun ^_^ said...

Hi to HRY and Anonymous No. 2 (have to use numbers sorry coz there are a few anonymous here),

I can send the MP3 to you if you can give me your email add.

To the rest, I have sent the MP3 to your email account.

God bless =)

Anonymous said...

This song is very,extremely,absolutely 100% nice!! i like it very much..pls send it to me at chen_yi_wen@hotmail.com thx thx!! God Bless!Lord u are always here with me-D

Anonymous said...

wow.. this song really great..
please sent it to me..
my email : ramucika@hotmail.com
Thx a lot.. God Bless you all..

MeiLing Foo said...

send me the song too! at fmeiling@gmail.com

David said...

Hi, I am David from Singapore. Stumbled on this site while looking for the song 'Lord You are always here with me'. Can anyone send it to me too : crabsize@gmail.com

will be great if you have the album name - keen to buy it. tks and God bless!

Anonymous said...

please send the song to me too!
mirian_hope@yahoo.com.tw

kenny said...

hi, can you send me this wonderful song. i need it badly. i'll be waiting. thank you for your time.

email add: xjapan_ngxy@hotmail.com

Helen said...
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Anonymous said...

this song is great..
please send it to me....
e-mail :black_prince1711@yahoo.com
thx

Nehemia said...

I like this song
can you please send me the MP3
my email : nehemia@gmail.com

Thanks

Hannie said...

Hi... really love this song but only managed to find the mandarin version on youtube... would appreciate if you could send it to me at hannie.choong@hotmail.com

Thanks a lot and God bless :)

Anonymous said...

hi. i have been looking for this song for a long time. can you please send it to me. thank you! shinning.skies@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

hi! i really love this song alot! have been trying to find the song but to no avail...please send the mp3 to me i-cherish@hotmail.com

thanks alot! :) God bless.

Anonymous said...

Hi, great song :) i heard this also in DUMC and really appreciate if you could email me the song
annes4him@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Hi, can u send the mp3 to me too? :) Thanks!

my email: calynxu@yahoo.com.sg

janejoye said...

this song is great..
please send it to me....
e-mail :janejoye@gmail.com