This one again takes me back to Plant City Primitive Baptist Church, sitting on a piano bench, playing this on the piano for a small congregation. I loved this song. It was rather easy to play (only 2 flats) and only had 3 verses. I don’t know if I knew then how much these truths would really help shape me in the coming years.
Now, I look back on these words and tune with relish. These words speak of the sovereignty of God and the anxious nature of sinful man. With so many things going on in our world: whether natural disasters or personal decisions, or death, or hope and life and joy: the truths in this song need to be remembered.
“Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I will say rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand, do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of god, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
I Know Who Holds Tomorrow (Ira Stanphill)
I don’t know about tomorrow, I just live from day to day. I don’t borrow from its sunshine, for it’s skies may turn to gray.
I don’t worry over the future, for I know what Jesus. And today I’ll walk beside Him, for He knows what is ahead
Every step is getting brighter as the golden stairs I climb. Every burden getting lighter, Every cloud is silver lined.
There the sun is always shining, There not tear will dim the eye. At the ending of the rainbow, where the mountains touch the sky.
I don’t know about tomorrow, it may bring me poverty. But the one who feeds the sparrow, is the one who stands by me,
And the path that be my portion, May be through the flame or flood. But His presence goes before me, and I’m covered with His blood.
Many things about tomorrow, I don’t seem to understand. But I know how holds tomorrow, and I know who holds my hand.