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MP3: Surround Me

Surround Me - Song History

WORDS & MUSIC

Dennis Jernigan

April 21, 2017

 

Whenever it draws close to the time for the Next Generation Creative Institute, I begin meditating on the lives of those who will be attending, more specifically, asking the Lord to show me any songs for this particular group that would help them in some way. As I began to think about what the needs of this group might be, I began to feel things I felt in my past, and not so near past, that led me to the words of this song.

When overwhelmed
When feelings grow so intense that I feel numb
When I do not see a way out of the present darkness
Whenever I feel alone
I cry out to God to simply surround me.


Since we never leave God’s presence, the cry of my heart is more precisely “Surround me with Your presence in a tangible way”. Typically, the way I feel begins to change when I put off the lies of the enemy and replace them with the Truth of God’s Word. That is the crux of this song. As the gathering proceeded and I taught the song to the group, it became a catalyst of healing and affirmation to each one there. May it be so to you.

Dennis Jernigan

 

You are my hiding place; You preserve me from trouble;

You surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah.

Psalm 32:7 NASB

 

Verse

To say Im overwhelmed, 

The understatement of the year 

When it rains it pours 

And I have had it up to here!

 

I'm stepping out in faith! 

I really need Your grace! 

Surround me! 

 

To say my heart is numb 

Would indicate that I can’t feel 

But that would be a lie! 

I need to know what's really real! 

 

I'm stepping out in faith! 

I really need Your grace! 

Surround me! 

Surround me! 

 

Chorus

Surround me with Your healing 

In the middle of my pain! 

Surround me with Your presence 

Like the rhythm of the rain! 

 

Surround me! 

Surround me!

Surround me! 

 

Consume me with the passion 

Of Your love so deep inside! 

So deep into my heart 

‘Til there is nothing left to hide! 

 

Surround me! 

Surround me! 

Surround me! 

Surround me! 

 

Verse 2

To say this fire is hot 

Would underestimate the flame 

But if I'm being honest 

My own choices are to blame! 

 

I'm stepping out in faith! 

I really need Your grace! 

Surround me! 

 

Oh, Father, help me recognize 

The lies and put them down

Replacing them with Truth 

And standing firm on Solid Ground! 

 

I'm stepping out in faith! 

I really need Your grace!

Surround me! 

Surround me!

 

Chorus

Surround me with Your healing 

In the middle of my pain! 

Surround me with Your presence 

Like the rhythm of the rain! 

 

Surround me! 

Surround me!

Surround me! 

 

Consume me with the passion 

Of Your love so deep inside! 

So deep into my heart 

‘Til there is nothing left to hide! 

 

Surround me! 

Surround me! 

Surround me! 

Surround me! 

 

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