If Your Presence

Lord, if your presence does not go with us,
Please do not send us up from here.
How will anyone know we are your people
Unless you go before us?

Lord, if your favour does not rest on us
We dare not move beyond this place,
How will anyone know we go in your name
Unless your blessing is over us?

So we stand within your presence,
And humbly seek your grace;
Father Almighty, Jehovah, Saviour,
We long to meet you face to face.
Let your glory fall upon us,
Convict, inspire, provide;
Father Almighty, Jehovah, Saviour,
Your holy presence is our guide.

Lord if your presence does not stay with us,
Please do not send us up from here.
How will anyone hear of truth and goodness
Unless your Word speaks through us?

Lord, if your presence is not love in us
How can we minister your grace?
How will anyone feel your tender mercy
Unless your heart is in us?

So we stand within your presence…

Words based on Joshua 3:5 & Exodus 33:12-19
(Music by Yvonne Field)

I hope you enjoyed listening to the International Staff Songsters of the Salvation Army singing If Your Presence.

We often go from place to place with never a thought for those whose lives we touch. We must always remember that wherever we are and whoever we are with, we must have God‘s presence with us. Otherwise as the song says How will anyone know we are your people or that we go in your name, unless we’ve asked God to prepare the hearts of those we will meet.

Pray that God will go before you and open the hearts of those who will you contact, so that they too may be filled with God’s love and His presence.

Comments
  1. Thank you for this post and the music. It really blessed and touched me as a Salvationist this evening.

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