Tuesday, October 11, 2011

I 'll still choose to worship you

Although i can't talk about everything, that has been happening right now, i have had a difficult couple of weeks, and because of that  i am prone to depression nowadays more than ever. I was on the way to ruining my weekend with my family because something happened AGAIN in my office last Friday, totally unfair i tell you, i have too much to deal with already, honestly but God dey. I was at home trying to pray and ending up mostly whining and complaining, i needed reassurance that everything would be alright you know? because i had completely lost my peace. Anyway while i was kneeling there, i remembered a well loved song, back when i first heard it, i must have played it a hundred times, i am like that when i love a song, but it had been a while since i heard it. Listening to that song was just what i needed ....this was how i got my joy back last weekend...This song is called 'i'll still choose to worship you', from the album 'You are the only one'.. the song was performed by the very talented Cobhams Asuquo in the original CD, i think he wrote it too, but i am not sure. it's such an awesome song, it's speaks of one of the important themes at the heart of the Gospel.

Our Lord Jesus Christ himself said " in the world you will have tribulations: but be of good cheer i have overcome the world" John 16:33   same with the book of James " My brethren count it all joy when you fall into various trials , knowing that the testing of  your faith produces patience" James 1: 2-3 . I  need to remember this more often, i also need to remember that no matter how bad things get , *'my times are in his hands' this song always ministers to me, i hope it does the same for you . I have written the lyrics from memory so if they are not accurate, i apologise in advance,here is Cobhams performing the song live...


Ps: For those who do not know who Cobhams is, i think i should mention that he is blind, which makes this song more awesome!







I still choose to worship you 

Have you read the papers, do you hear what they say ?
Rising unemployment, cost of living everyday is getting high 
Another suicide bomber in a bus with thirty kids, 
It kinda makes me wonder what those children ever did
yet we still go to church and sing shout to the Lord
and we lift up holy hands and we're reading his word 
now i am sitting by my piano with nothing to play
but that doesn't change the fact that God is God anyway

Chorus
So i sing bless ye the lord through my trials and all my troubles,
i have come with a heart of worship
for the gift of your son, for the grace to fight my battles
i have come to you with thanksgiving
hear my broken cry, see my broken spirit 
but in every situation, i'll still choose to worship you ..


Please forgive me this is not your normal worship song
i try to write a simple song that me and everyone can sing along 
but i realise that there is something about praise
it shouldn't only come when all is seemingly okay
so when you start to cry, like your life is a mess
don't be scared, don't be discouraged it is only a test 
why don't you lift up your voice to the ears of your God
and release sweet smelling savour from your alabaster box 

Singing bless ye the lord, through my trials and all my troubles,
i have come with a heart of worship
for the gift of your son, for the grace to fight my battles
i have come to you with thanksgiving
though the flowers die, see the grasses whither 
but when troubles multiplies, i'll still choose to worship you ..

I worship you, Almighty God, what a mighty God we serve, 
who is there like you Jesus, lover of my soul?
only God to whom all praise is due, 
blessed be the... he will make a ...you are highly...oooo

Bless ye the lord, through my trials and all my troubles,
i have come with a heart of worship
for the gift of your son, for the grace to fight my battles
i have come to you with thanksgiving
singing bless ye the lord, through my trials and all my troubles
i have come with a heart of worship 
for the gift of your son, for the grace to fight my battles, 
i have come to you with thanks giving, 
saying, hear my humble cry, see my broken spirit, 
but in every situation, i'll still choose to worship you ..only you



*Psalm 31: 15

24 comments:

  1. This brought tears to my eyes. I needed this reminder today too and I'm so glad to find it here!

    I don't know the specifics of your situation but I am praying for you, that "peace that passes ALL understanding" will be with you and your family, that you will the love of Jesus in the darkest of times.

    love, elizabeth

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  2. Wow, Elizabeth, how on earth did you find my blog,i don't comment i just stalk..lol..your comment brought tears to my eyes too, i have been reading about you and Kyle, and what you guys are going through those are the stuff that the marriage vows are made up of and i pray for you guys too, i am so glad i was able to bless you even in a small way, its a really wonderful song and its also so poignant because the writer/singer was born blind. God bless you and thanks for the prayers, i know without a doubt that "For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever.(Rom 11:36)Amen.

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  3. Jemima, I really pray that whatever the situation at work is, God will work it out for your good and that you will come out on top in Jesus name.

    I actually have a copy of this song and I know it ministers to me everytime I listen to it. Cobhams is a testament to the fact that (in Bouqui's words) "the only limitations are the ones we want to see" (no pun intended). He reminds me that I have no excuse for doing the things I need to do.

    Thanks for the lyrics on this song too. I particularly love the arrangement with the popular songs in there ... it just works!

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  4. @ Relentless, Amen dear, i am seriously trusting God, some days are just depressing and some days are better, but as Cobahms said, it is only a test, i love the song too o, the guy really inspires me, if i were blind i will probably die a depressed old lady..lol..as you said there is no excuse..may God help us all.

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    1. But thank God you are not blind so you have d vices to make his praises more glorious

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  5. Beautiful song....beautiful lyrics... All pointing to the fact dat we all will have it rough at times but just as Jesus said in John16:33 we have overcome them all for this is the victory that overcomes the world...even our faith.....
    Our faith will be tested here and there every now and then but it becomes stronger the more we exercise it.....I pray dat we all will receive the grace to do so In Jesus name.amen

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  6. I was just so grateful for finding the lyrics here @ last,, am to do this song on sunday worship as a copyright i think this will help my rehearsal, thanks.

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    1. Glad to be of service, and you are welcome :)

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  7. this is so good... i cant tell how i feel right now

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    1. i am glad you feel good, its an awesome song...

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  8. this song really is awesome. it just reminded me of how worshiping the Lord goes a long way. Thank you Cohbams.. Wish i could learn keyboard from him..... Sammie

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  9. Oluwaferanmi BabalolaJanuary 9, 2013 at 7:27 PM

    Finding this lyrics here today really gives my heart peace for me being able sing the songs myself in the situation I'm presently in. Thank Jesus for you Jemima.

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  10. in every situation i still choose to worship u lord

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  11. Cohbams my role model,wat a nice song,whenever am avin problems,if i sat down nd listen 2 dis song my problems are always over,and may God increase whot he has programmed in u ijn.

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  12. WOW..........INTERESTING TO FIND A CHRISTIAN BLOG. ONE THAT CAN EDIFY THE SOUL. NICE ONE,DEAR.

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  13. If a blind man could say those words. Then woe is me if I have eyes but cannot see. O God help me to do more.

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  14. Nice one! Have almost scratched my cd plate for replay... Thanks Jemima... Thanks Cobhams Asuquo

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  15. Hmm. This is actually a song composed by a young inspired Legend. I was been depressed before I listen to this song Fortunately, hearing this song awakens my spirit, it is highly encouraging. It makes me remember my father's word which says, “Never give up until you achieve your goals. 24hrzguitarjamz.

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  16. Hmmm ...dis song reminds me of all the hardships and pains i have had to go through in life but lets me realize that in all i still ve to worship God cus dats where we draw strenght frm;whch is havin joy in all our trials

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  17. this song is a special song that is written for me because it makes me understand that my present situation shouldn't stop me from worshiping the LORD

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  18. Awesome!!! Actually looking for the song after scoring #transformation and Ordinary people want to do it in church

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  19. Awesome!!! Wanna score this song and do it in church.

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