Here is another song that I loved the first time I heard it. It is also a favorite of many of my students. When we take requests in chapel this song is always chosen. I appreciate the lyrics, they remind us that when we don’t understand our circumstances, our response should always be prayer. When we face temptation or difficulty we often respond in the wrong way. We can spend more time worrying, rather than praying and trusting in God’s ability to deliver us.

Bow the Knee

There are moments on our journey following the Lord Where God illumines ev’ry step we take. There are times when circumstances make perfect sense to us, As we try to understand each move He makes. When the path grows dim and our questions have no answers, turn to Him.

Bow the knee; Trust the heart of your Father when the answer goes beyond what you can see. Bow the knee; Lift your eyes toward heaven and believe the One who holds eternity. And when you don’t understand the purpose of His plan, In the presence of the King, bow the knee.

There are days when clouds surround us, and the rain begins to fall, The cold and lonely winds won’t cease to blow. And there seems to be no reason for the suffering we feel; We are tempted to believe God does not know. When the storms arise, don’t forget we live by faith and not by sight.

-Richard Kingsmore and Christopher Machen


My students liked this version.