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The World is in Your Hands

by Ben Chilcote

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This song came about in a simple way. A phrase come to me one day on the way home from the office - as I was driving through my neighborhood. This is a common occurrence and I'm usually prepared to get it down so I don't forget. The phrase was about New Orleans and the storms going on inside the homes on my street. That phrase and the coming of the 10-year anniversary of the 9-11 attacks were the motivation to write this song.

On September 11, 2001, the world changed. For many, life changed dramatically. Ultimately, we were all reminded that life is fragile and tomorrow is never promised. It's easy to forget those who suffer tragedy in their lives and continue to live with the memory of loss still today. We've seen a lot of tragedy in the past 10 years - September 11, Hurricane Katrina, and the many other world disasters. We tend to unite around these things - which is an awesome thing to see - it's a reflection of the image of God in us to have such compassion.

I can't help but think that a people can be strongly united, linked arm-in-arm, fully unaware they are all standing together on sinking sand. May we find our hope in the One who will one day return to restore all of creation. And may we trust in Him for all things until that day.
On September 11, 2001, the world changed. For many, life changed dramatically. Ultimately, we were all reminded that life is fragile and tomorrow is never promised. We remember…with the deepest respect for all who suffer tragedy in their lives. Specifically, those who’s lives changed forever after the September 11 attacks.

May we find our hope in the One who will one day return to restore all of creation. And may we trust in Him for all things until that day.

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LYRICS
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Most of us remember well
The moments when the towers fell
A day where many never made it home

The message was “We will prevail”
Bolstered by the hero’s tale
Leveled ground united everyone

When the ground we are standing on
Falls away and hope is gone.
In the ashes, will we all fall down?

Planes Crash and buildings fall
And only You stand through it all
On solid rock we stand
The world is in Your hands

Waves rolled over New Orleans
And storms are blowing through homes on my street
Kids are wakin’ up and there’s no home

In a single day your world can fall
In a single day you can lose it all
You never know until tomorrow comes

When the ground that we are standing on
Falls away and hope is gone.
In the ashes, will we all fall down?

Waves crash and buildings fall
And only You stand through it all
On solid rock we stand
The world is in Your hands

Oh, say can you see – We need You
We need You, We need You!
You’re the dawn’s only light
We need You, we need You
We need You!

When the ground that we are standing on
Falls away and hope seems gone.
With Jesus we have hope to rise again

Planes Crash and buildings fall
And only You stand through it all
On the solid rock we stand
The world is in Your hands
The world is in Your hands
The world is in Your hands

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released October 26, 2011
Written, Performed and Produced by Ben Chilcote

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