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Why God
Do people have to die?
A daughter or a son
Sudden and so young
Long before their time?

Why God
Do people fall apart?
A promise and a ring
Becomes a broken thing
A road that got too hard?

I don’t understand
But I understand

Why God, I need You
It’s, why God, I run to Your arms
Over and over again
It’s, why God, I cling to Your love
And hold on for dear life
And I find, You are right by my side

Why God
Do we feel so alone?
Every single day
Fighting through the pain
Hoping there is hope?

I don’t understand
But I understand

Why God, I need You
It’s, why God, I run to Your arms
Over and over again
It’s why God, I cling to Your love
And hold on for dear life
And I find, You are right by my side, ooh…

Give me a faith stronger than I have
I need to know when it hurts this bad
That You hold my heart when it breaks
And I’m not alone in this place

That’s why God, I need You
Why God, I run to Your arms
Over and over again
It’s, why God, I cling to Your love
And hold on for dear life
And I find, You are right by my side
Always right by my side
Even here in the why…God

 

Songwriters: Mia Fieldes / Jeff Pardo / Austin French / Jacob Harrison
Why God Lyrics © Be Essential Songs

About This Song

a few notes from Joe B., Music Director

"'Why, God, do people have to die? Why does a tragedy still have a place in the life of a Christian? Why another school shooting? Why are we here? Are You with us, God?' These are questions that inspired my song, Why God. Maybe you can turn your 'why' into worship and maybe the 'why God' moment in your life is exactly why you need Him." ~Austin French

It would be great if there was no need for songs like this. But, because this life can be so hard, we can be so grateful for songs like this. Austin dives right in from the opening line, not shying away from the difficulty of the topic. And then gets right to the heart of it all by the time the chorus hits, "...but I understand, why God, I need You. It's, why God, I run to Your arms over and over again. It's, why God, I cling to Your love. And hold on for dear life. And I find, You are right by my side..." Austin's tender and compassionate delivery provides a huge source of encouragement.



Related Verses in the Bible

Psalm 10:1-18 | John 16:33 | Revelation 21:4 | Romans 5:3-5 | Exodus 14:14 | 2 Corinthians 4:17 | James 1:2-3 | Matthew 4:45 | Romans 8:18 | Isaiah 41:10 | Psalm 37:5 | Romans 3:23 | Isaiah 54:17 | Acts 10:38 | 1 Peter 5:7 | Matthew 5:4 | John 14:27 | Philippians 4:6-7 | Philippians 4:13 | 1 Corinthians 13:12 | Hebrews 4:16 | Habakkuk 1:2-5 | Jeremiah 1:5-8 | Nehemiah 8:10 | Exodus 15:2 | Proverbs 3:5-6 | Isaiah 55:8-9