FOOTPRINTS SONG: HOPE IN FOOTPRINTS

I think Voices of Service quartet beautifully presents any song they sing, but I especially enjoy hearing them sing “Footprints in the Sand” (by Simon Cowell, David Kreuger, Per Magnusson, and Richard Page). The lyrics are so full of hope, and the quartet’s harmonies are outstanding.

Below are the lyrics that they sang with piano accompaniment on America’s Got Talent finale. I invite you to listen on youtube.

FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND

“You walked with me,
Footprints in the sand and helped me understand where I’m going.

You walked with me when I was all alone with so much unknown along the way.

And I heard You say, I promise you I’m always there when your heart is filled with sorrow and despair.

And I’ll carry you when you need a friend;You’ll find My footprints in the sand.

When I’m weary, I know You’ll hear me, And I can feel You When You say…

I promise you I’m always there when your heart is full of sadness and despair, and I’ll carry you when you need a friend. You’ll find My footprints in the sand.

I promise you I’m always there when your heart is full of sadness and despair; I’ll carry you when you need a friend. You’ll find my footprints in the sand.”

The beautiful song as originally written   included additional lyrics. Voices of Service’s slightly shorter version shared enough to offer needed hope, beautiful sound, and a message of truth.

The comforting concept of God carrying us is found in the Bible: “…and in the wilderness where you saw how the LORD your God carried you.”  (Deuteronomy 1:31)

OH, HOW HE LOVES YOU AND ME: HOPE FROM DESPAIR

I have liked the song, “Oh, How He Loves You and Me by Kurt Kaiser, since first hearing it probably in the 1970s. It has a lovely tune with an important reminder of the great love that Jesus has for us all.

A song can have simple lyrics and still relate a powerful Truth. I believe this short simple song does just that.

The lyrics remind us that Jesus gave his life then asks, “What more could He give?” Also we’re reminded that Jesus went to Calvary to show His love for sinners (meaning all of us).

One line especially makes this song right for being included in my blog. The song acknowledges that what He (Jesus) did there (at Calvary) brought hope from despair.

As sinners we would be left in utter despair with no hope if a perfect Savior had not willingly gone to Calvary to show His love for us and pay the price required by a holy God. What Jesus did there at Calvary truly brought hope from despair.

When we have received by faith the redemption that cleanses and gives new life then we can experience a sure hope. We can agree with these simple yet powerful lyrics, “Oh, how He loves you; Oh, how he loves me; Oh, how he loves you and me.”

We know love by this, that Jesus laid down His life for us….” (I John 3:16)