God Has Been With Us

God Has Been With Us
© 2017 Bret Hesla

Always. And always
Always. And always
Always God has been with us on our journey
Amen. Amen. We know it to be so.

Through the days of our struggles
Through the days of our struggles
Always God has been with us in our struggles
Amen. Amen. We know it to be so.

As we risk reaching wider
As we risk reaching wider
Always God has been with us reaching wider
Amen. Amen. We know it to be so.

When we meet at this table
When we meet at this table
Always God has been with us at this table
Amen. Amen. We know it to be so.

On our knees planting gardens
On our knees planting gardens
Always God has been with us planting gardens
Amen. Amen. We know it to be so.


Words and music by Bret Hesla.
Written on commission for St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Austin, MN, on their 150th Anniversary October 2017
© 2017 Bret Hesla. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
Licensed via OneLicense.net, Contact: Bret.hesla@gmail.com.

I lucked out when my hometown congregation invited me to write a song for their 150th anniversary. As I interview individuals, the big themes that emerged were 1) gratitude–for so many things, 2) belonging–to a wide church family, and 3) looking ahead–what should we be doing now?

This song expresses that gratitude. I like how they felt a Spirit with them in all the variety of life’s triumphs and hardships and curveballs.

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