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Jesus, take the beauty from the pain
Jesus, lift these weary hands again
Turn the silence into songs of praise
Jesus, I’m leaning on Your name, oh

I’m leaning on You
I’m leaning on You
I’m leaning on You
I’m leaning on You

When no one else can help me, Jesus can
Every other name is sinking sand
Even when my heart don’t understand
Jesus, I will trust you even then

I’m leaning on You
I’m leaning on You
I’m leaning on You
I’m leaning on You

And I’m convinced that nothing can ever
Separate us from God’s love
Neither death, nor life no power on Earth
Can separate us
Oh, I’m confident that nothing can ever
Separate us from God’s great love
Neither death, nor life, nor power on Earth
You promised us

I’m leaning on You
I’m leaning on You, oh
I’m leaning on You
I’m leaning on You
I’m leaning on You
I’m leaning on You
You
You

Songwriters: Brenton Brown / Hank Bentley
I'm Leaning On You lyrics © So Essential Tunes
℗ sixsteps Records/Sparrow; 2020 Capitol CMG, Inc. © 2020 Capitol CMG, Inc.

featuring Riley Clemmons

"I grew up in a Southern Baptist church and we sang "Leaning on the Everlasting Arms" constantly and it was one of my favorite songs as a kid. We would often close out our church service with that song. I don't think we remind ourselves enough that when things get rough, just like the childlike faith we had as kids, that we can lean on Jesus. It's as simple as that. We need to sing that when we are kids and when we are adults. After you've gone through a bit of life, that's a necessity.

I was researching the hymn and it turns out that the guy who wrote it, Anthony Showalter, was a school teacher and he had received letters from his former students saying that their wives had died, and in writing letters of consolation, Showalter was inspired by the phrase in Deuteronomy 33:27, "The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms." That's where I started from in writing this song. I'm trying to say something that inspired me as a kid which is simplistic and childlike in faith, and at the same time with deep-rooted truth. It's more than just propositional truth now, it's something meaningful and true in my life, being able to say that now. In your deepest and saddest moments, you can lean on Jesus and know that He is there for you."
-Crowder

Proverbs 3:5-6 | Philippians 4:13 | Isaiah 41:10 | 1 Corinthians 10:13 | Psalm 37:5 | Deuteronomy 31:6 | 2 Timothy 1:7 | Philippians 4:9