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04. Shadowlands

If I Had One Chance To Tell You Something
by Rebecca St. James


You promised me
That Youd never leave
Or let me go
You promised me
That Youd love me through
The highs and lows

You promised me
You wont give me more
Than I can bear
You promised me
That when I cry out
That Youd be there

The shadowlands are what I know
So Im hanging on to Your every word
The shadowlands surround me now
But You walk with me through the cloud
Into the sun
Into the sun

You promised me
If I sow in tears
Ill reap in joy
You promised me
That You will breathe life
Into my soul

I know its true
All that You say
I believe in You
And I am standing on
The promises Youve made

You promised me and I believe

Written by Rebecca St. James, Matt Bronleewe and Jason Ingram / 2005 Up In The Mix Music / Rambuka Music (BMI), admin. by EMI CMG Publishing / Aetataureate Music (BMI) / Dayspring Music Publishing (BMI)

Behind the Song:
Since I was a child, Ive been inspired by the writings of C.S. Lewis. He talks about the shadowlands in some of his work. To me, the shadowlands represent the times in our lives when we feel like we are walking through a valley filled with a deep cloudand we just cant see how were going to move out of itwe cant see much hope or the light at the end of the journey. Ive been in those spots before in my own life. Times when feelings of discouragement and vulnerability seem to surround me so much that its hard to see the light. What this song really says is that there is hope in the form of our God - who is constantly there with us even in the shadowlands. He will bring us through, out of the clouds and back into the light. I think theres symbolism in that were using the word sun in this song and at the same time were talking about the Son of GodJesusbeing the giver of that light. Another thing I enjoy about this song is that it talks about the promises of Godsuch as, if I sow in tears, Ill reap in joy. My favorite part of the song is the bridge where it says:

I know its trueall that you say. I believe in you And Im standing on the promises youve made.

To me, thats such a big declaration of my faith. - Rebecca St. James




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